ACSME 2018

Name:ACSME 2018
Calendar:Conferences & meetings
When:Wed, September 26, 2018 - Fri, September 28, 2018

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ACSME 2018

Dates: 26–27 September 2018
Venue: Flinders University, South Australia
Discipline day: Friday 28 September, at Serafino Winery, McLaren Vale

The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME) is for tertiary science and mathematics educators to share ideas and keep up to date. This conference encompasses

  • biological sciences
  • chemistry
  • geosciences
  • health sciences
  • information technology
  • learning and cognitive sciences
  • mathematics and statistics
  • molecular and microbial sciences
  • physics and psychology
  • various fields of the applied sciences.

A Discipline Day is also attached to the Conference.

This year the ACSME theme is Future Learning, Future Teaching with focus on the the changing role of teachers, preparing graduates for an uncertain future and emerging models of curriculum design, delivery and assessment. This is the premier meeting for university science and mathematics educators and a great conference ...

The changing face of teaching

The increasing recognition of the necessity for ‘good teaching’ through the emergence, use and impact of ‘quality’ metrics brings a range of challenges for science educators.

  • How can we effectively engage with and educate new students?
  • How can we make best use of new methods and resources, (including technology) to address this issue?
  • What is the role of academic staff whose primary role is teaching?

The changing role of teachers

The role of university teachers has changed significantly over the last two decades. What does the modern university teacher look like and what impact are ‘teaching focussed’ academic staff having on improving student engagement, improving student outcomes, and improving the teaching practice of other academic staff?

Preparing graduates for an uncertain future

There is much speculation as to what impact factors such as artificial intelligence, automation, and globalization will have on the future of work.

  • How as educators are we responding to this increasingly complex and uncertain future in the ways that we prepare the students of today for the workforce of tomorrow?
  • What skills are needed?
  • How do you know that students are learning creativity and problem solving?
  • How is this playing out in individual units of study vs. whole of degree?

Emerging models of curriculum design, delivery and assessment

Traditional thinking about curriculum was focussed primarily on disciplinary content that was delivered through lectures and assessed by examination. A wide range of other considerations must now also be addressed both through overarching ‘whole of degree’ curriculum design and assessment as well as through individual units of study. How do we best design, deliver and assess within a skills-based curriculum framework?

Conference local organising team

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Location:Flinders University, South Australia Map
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