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Bridge over troubled waters

With booming industry demand for graduates, skilled teachers are badly needed in both engineering and IT. A new program aims to translate academics’ research and supervision skills into teaching skills. Jeremy Gilling reports. Sylvia Edwards admits, when pressed, that teaching ...

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Moulding a new urban architecture

Architecture schools feature prominently among the short-listed entries for the Vienna architecture biennale Australian universities have made a big impact in the competition to determine which designs will feature in the Australian pavilion at the 2010 Venice architecture biennale. And ...

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Curriculum with bite

Advancements in dental practice are posing educational challenges. Jeremy Gilling reports. Implant dentistry has transformed dental practice worldwide, says Nikos Mattheos. But the education system has a lot of catching up to do. While implant dentistry has been around for ...

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Teaching clinicians to teach

Clinical teaching skills are highly transferable across health disciplines and learning contexts. But sensitivity is needed in delivering the message, writes Jeremy Gilling. When in the late 1990s clinicians in Perth were searching for someone to provide staff development for ...

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It all adds up

Flexibility and industry involvement is delivering results for a Queensland commerce degree Work-readiness is the buzz-word across a range of disciplines. But how to achieve it is the very real challenge facing universities across the country. Now industry involvement and ...

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Feedback and forward

A program at UTS is improving economic students’ analytical writing skills, writes Fiona Livy. “Students don’t necessarily arrive at university with academic writing skills, but these are skills that can be taught,” says Kerry Hunter, lecturer with UTS’s ELSSA Centre. ...

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Puppets of the business world

Immersive dramatic techniques are challenging assumptions about how to teach business, writes Linda Belardi. A student in the role of a marketing consultant prepares for a briefing with the CEO of a leading tourism firm. The client is demanding and ...

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Get ready, SET, stop

The paucity of women in the sciences is contributing to the fragility of Australia’s scientific knowledge and skills base, but could be the key to rebuilding it, reports Jeremy Gilling. Women are making strong progress in most areas of academia ...

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