Category: Practice

Discussions around teaching practice.

David and Robert from MMCCS filming on location during the first Pathways program 2017. Photo by Mike Catabay

Media Students Wow Academics

This post deserves a second title: How to create great videos and train students for a real job!

/ 30 March, 2017
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6 Tips To Improve Your Video Blogs

If you've thought about starting a vlog, or if you're looking to take your current video blogging skills to the next level, I've got 6 tips to share with you that can help you create a better vlog.

/ 29 March, 2017
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A Toxic Effect Of ‘Flying Solo’ For Teaching Staff

Research suggests that working in isolation might actually be harmful for your job satisfaction and well-being, especially if you are an ‘early career’ academic.

/ 3 November, 2016

9 Tips For Designing A Non-Accredited Program: A Case Study

How does one design a non-accredited program? What works and what does not? This case study of a Macquarie program shares some insights... 

/ 7 September, 2016
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University Assignments: Why Students Rarely Go ‘Outside Of The Box’

Macquarie undergraduate student Aprill Miles took to the podium to deliver a keynote at the German Undergraduate Research Conference last month. For Aprill, the experience of working on her own research project has been truly transformational. It also opened her...

/ 5 August, 2016
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Program-Level Design: 10 Practical Strategies For ‘Keeping It Real’

Program-level design helps to provide students with a coherent learning pathway, and ensures what they experience is more than a ‘collection of individual units’.

/ 3 May, 2016
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(Almost) All You Need To Know About Program-Based Design

Program-based design is the next big thing at Macquarie. What is it? How and why should it be done? Dr Panos Vlachopoulos has been involved in program-based design for many years in universities in the UK, New Zealand and Australia;...

/ 19 April, 2016
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How to Cut Onions without crying: Michael Gillings on teaching

Michael's students have voted him amongst the top four lecturers in Australia for each of the past five years. Is his success just down to sheer numbers?

/ 29 January, 2015