The University of the South Pacific’s focus on Program Level RSD Implementation and Link to Pacific Consciousness
The next Research Skills Development (RSD) workshop at The University of the South Pacific in Fiji will focus on using the RSD Framework for promoting Pacific Consciousness and greater program level coherence of research skills across courses. The RSD workshop will be conducted by John Willison (University of Adelaide) on 26th and 27th of November 2015 in Suva, Fiji. The workshop participants will comprise of academic staff that have been implementing RSD in their courses, mainly members of the ‘USP RSD Community of Practice’ that was launched on 9th of September this year. Continue reading “The University of the South Pacific’s focus on Program Level RSD Implementation and Link to Pacific Consciousness”
Dr. John Willison and his colleague Dorothy Missingham are coming from Adelaide, Australia to lead UW-Stout’s Research Skills Symposium on December 3 & 4, 2015. Interactive sessions will be led by Willison, Missingham and UW-Stout faculty who have experience integrating the RSD framework into their courses. We are expecting to have a lot of fun in interactive sessions, discussions, student presentations, and poster sessions. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to work with the pros who developed the RSD framework (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/rsd/) and work to apply the RSD Framework to your courses as part of sound pedagogical practices.
Please help spread the word by downloading, printing and posting the flyer RSD Symposium Flyer
For registration and details please go to: http://www.uwstout.edu/profed/srss/
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
A resource we use to introduce clinical reasoning skills and to characterise active cognitive engagement to undergraduate and masters students. Click to enlarge (& ‘cntrl +’)
For the past few years, Clinton Kempster (Oral health, University of Adelaide) and I (John Willison, School of Education, UoA) have been introducing the different sides, or facets, of cognitive engagement to First Year Oral Health students, and this year to undergraduate Education students. Clinton’s focus is on student clinical reasoning, and my focus is on active cognitive engagement, but we use the same conceptual framework on Research Skill Development. Continue reading “The Education and Health Gap 1861: When Europeans died and Aboriginal People Thrived”
The Call for Submissions is open now and can be found at https://members.cur.org/members_online/submissions/substart.asp?action=welcome&cid=176
The deadline to submit for oral sessions is Nov. 13, 2015.
Of five themes, one is of particular interest to me: ‘integration of research into the curriculum’.
This theme was not evident in 2008 and 2010 conference, as CUR has traditionally had a focus on mentored summer scholarships as the main mechanism for undergraduate research in the past. ‘In the curriculum’ started emerging in 2012.
Continue reading “Call for abstracts including ‘Integration of research into the curriculum’: Council on Undergraduate Research conference in Florida, 26- 28 June 2016”