Are you an educator interested in enhancing your teaching practice? Would you like the opportunity to receive collegial feedback on your teaching? Would you like to learn more about implementing assessment for learning, and designing active learning activities?

Find out more about the following professional learning opportunities, which will be of interest to you.

Peer Enhancement of Teaching (PET) involves two observations of teaching by two observers (one discipline observer and one teaching and learning observer).

Throughout the five step process (outlined below) you will have the opportunity to decide what learning and teaching capabilities you would like to focus on developing, and to reflect on your teaching practice.

You will also receive verbal collegial feedback after each teaching session observation, and a written report at the end which you can use, along with student feedback, to guide practice enhancements.

The Peer Enhancement of Teaching (PET) process

Join your colleagues this information session to find out more participating in this peer-based professional learning opportunity.

When: Tuesday 16 July, 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm
Where: This session will be video conferenced between the Gold Coast and Nathan campuses

Science, Engineering and Architecture (G39) 4.27, Gold Coast campus
Bray Centre (N54) 2.01, Nathan campus

There are two workshops from the Teaching for Learning Program on offer this month.

In the Facilitating and Teaching for Learning workshop, you will explore how active learning can be used to establish an environment that motivates and supports student engagement. You will also design and develop active learning strategies to use in individual teaching sessions.

The Implementing Assessment for Learning workshop will enable you to explore some key components of your role as an assessor by:

  1. writing SMART learning outcomes for your teaching session
  2. designing formative assessment to enable students to achieve the learning outcomes
  3. reviewing the essential principles of effective feedback in the higher education context
  4. analysing examples of written feedback and practice rewriting to promote effective student feedback.

Transition to Griffith is an orientation program designed to welcome and support all members of staff new to Griffith University. Run twice yearly, it provides an important opportunity to network with colleagues from around the University.

When: Friday 12 July, 9.30 am – 3.00 pm
Where: Griffith Business School (G42) 4.23, Gold Coast campus