Category: Human Interest

Departments rising to the challenges and opportunities created by Covid-19 travel restrictions

In this article, we share some of the creative efforts of three departments and individuals within the Faculty of Medicine, Health & Human Sciences.

/ 15 May, 2020
Celebrating graduation in isolation

Celebrating graduation in absentia in the era of Covid-19

This personal graduation account is a wonderful example of the ingenuity and resilience our graduates have demonstrated during this extraordinary time. It is highly likely that similar celebrations and reflections have been repeated across the globe as students adjust to...

/ 29 April, 2020

A/Prof Verity Pacey: Personalising online communication for students during these extraordinary times

Verity has recently become a ‘power-user’ and advocate of the iLearn ‘Personalised Learning Designer’ (PLD) tool, running a number of training sessions for DHP staff. Verity says, “It is a huge positive in terms of personalising online communication for our...

/ 9 April, 2020
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Dr Rimante Ronto: Twitter as a learning resource for higher education

Twitter has real-world relevance as it is a common platform in health promotion campaigns and would enable reflective practice through its micro-blogging affordances.

/ 9 March, 2020

Professor Ian Blair on the teaching and research nexus

Like any great researcher, Ian takes a scientific approach to his teaching: Assessing what he knows about learning and teaching, examining where the knowledge and skill gaps are, collecting data and evaluating his performance. Ian regularly avails himself of learning...

/ 9 December, 2019

The VC agrees: Alex Bhatti is a rising Early Career Academic and highly regarded by her students

Just this past week Alex Bhatti was awarded not one, but two Vice Chancellor Learning and Teaching awards, in the categories of “student-nominated” and “early career". In this article Alex shares how she caters for student diversity and engages students...

/ 25 November, 2019

Dr Mira Strkalj on the success of the B.ClinSci under her stewardship as Co-Director

Mira has helped to create a vibrant, student-centred, system based anatomy curriculum within BClinSc. The integrated study of the human body reinforces a sense of gratitude and respect to those who have donated their body for medical education. As she...

/ 13 November, 2019

Dr Chris Chiu hits TBL out of the park

TBL is a relatively new paradigm in medical education at Macquarie University. It is a teaching approach that is both dialogic and inquiry-driven where the primary responsibility for learning is on the student.

/ 28 October, 2019
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Dr Jen Rowland on the value of the HEA program

Jen explains that if you want to move into any role or promoted position in Higher Education, a HEA Fellowship demonstrates a commitment to teaching and leadership.

/ 14 October, 2019