A hybrid problem- based learning (PBL) approach was applied as a learning strategy in BMED11-207 Medical & Molecular Genetics. Clinical cases provide a framework for students to actively learn about the topic as they work through the problem. The laboratory component enables students to test their hypotheses, providing further real-life context.
When Will My Cover Be Blown? The Experience of Imposter Syndrome in Emerging and Early Career Academics/Educators
What is imposter syndrome?
Fraud, luck, deceit, and incompetent – these terms describe the thoughts and feelings frequently endured during an internal process known as “imposter syndrome”. The syndrome was first described in 1978, after two female psychologists observed a consistent constellation of symptoms and concerns in 150 highly successful women (Clance & Imes, 1978). Despite successful completion of advanced degrees, obtaining high scores on standardised aptitude tests, and holding various leadership positions, many of the women appeared unable to internalise their success and expressed strong feelings of inadequacy and incompetency (Hoang, 2015).
Advancing Emotional Intelligence (EI) in Higher Education Curriculum: The Advantage for Students, Their Future Careers and Employers
Emotional Intelligence development in graduate curriculum increases EI capability and readies students for the workplace.
The contemporary workplace seeks employees with highly developed interpersonal skills. There is mounting evidence attesting to the advantages of EI in both education and the workplace. Furthermore, there is a strong understanding that EI can be developed. As a result, there are an escalating number of graduate schools and education organisations taking advantage of the research and developing the EI of learners.
Enhancing the Law Student Experience and Employability Skills through a Law Clinic and Experiential Learning Curricula
Students have identified many positive benefits in the Bond Law Clinic initiative, including the opportunity for students to:
- “work in a supportive, safe and encouraging environment” (Law Student, 2013);
- “build confidence to distill real issues and to assist clients in finding practical answers” (Law Student, 2014);
- “practically apply the professional skills that they learn throughout their degree in a legal setting” (Law Student, 2013)
The Clinic “is an excellent learning tool for students and a much needed service for the community” (Law Student, 2014).
Journalism Students Working as Investigative Reporter: A Case Study in Authentic Assessment for Engagement & Employability
The investigative journalism class in a compulsory part of the journalism program, with about 20-25 undergraduate students each year. The aim is to give students an authentic journalism reporting experience with a real world publishing outcome.
The study of law can be technical and dry. Law is often taught in a didactic manner that focuses upon complex legal rules, doctrine and theories in isolation form the law’s social, cultural and political contexts. Law teachers often employ orthodox, conservative teaching methods such as didactic lectures and the prescribing of large quantities of reading. Consequently, the level of engagement by law students in their studies can be rather low, and many students are extrinsically, rather then intrinsically, motivates.
Socratic Teaching & The Millennials: Has Socrates’ Care of the Self Become the Millennials’ Care of the Selfie?
A growing body of literature indicates rising levels of narcissism in the generation know as the Millennials (those born after 1980). Studies have noted that this rise correlates with the increasing popularity and usage of social networking sites within this group. Literature also increasingly is focussing on how to educate Millennials. Much of it advocates stepping away from emphasis on teaching to emphasis on learning. Socratic teaching appears out of step with this ideology, by which a variety of strategies are encouraged to accommodate Millennials’ differing talents and learning styles. Yet, at its core, Socratic teaching is about learning, but one must be receptive to the idea of questioning one’s own knowledge. It is an examination of the individual. Today’s young people also are all about the individual. But, rather than Socrates’ notion of care of the self, this generation — buoyed by attention garnered from social networking sites — appears more interested in care of the selfie.
Developing Curricula, Resources and a Cultural Immersion to Prepare Medical Students to Work With and Improve the Health of Indigenous Australians
Janie Smith, Shannon Springer, Bradley Murphy, Christina Wolfe, John Togno, M Martin, Sally Sargeant, Katrina A. Bramstedt, and David Waynforth
All medical, nursing and allied students require an understanding of different cultures to be able to work effectively and safely, with all of their patients, clients and other team members.
The Utilisation of Formative Assessment in the Structure of Undergraduate Course Content: An Instrument for Success and Self-Awareness
Formative assessment operates to advance teaching approaches and resultant individual learning experiences, assisting in the clarification and achievement of student learning outcomes. This study aims to assess the association between student engagement with formative assessment and overall achievement in a undergraduate course. Results demonstrated that engagement in formative assessment yields predictive utility with respect to overall course achievement. These findings suggest the importance of further research assessing the potential benefits of such forms of assessment to facilitate learning processes and student experiences.
One of the fundamental questions in the field of education is what makes an effective teacher?
A personality that is flawless and beyond reproach is not reasonable, nor the notion that the teacher is responsible for the failure of a pupil to learn, however the attitude of teachers can make the difference between failure and success within the profession (Sprinthall & Sprinthall, 1987).