Co-Design Research Group – year in review

As the end of the year approaches, we look back at the events and contributions of our membership to transforming education and the student experience in business. This year our membership grew to 63 members from across the Business School and beyond. As a collective, we have achieved a variety of outputs from journal articles (circaContinue reading “Co-Design Research Group – year in review”

Connecting with industry made easy

Why is it so important to engage with industry partners?To provide authentic high-impact learning and engagement opportunities for our students and academics. As our students have reflected in their feedback, work-integrated learning (WIL) experiences are “invaluable” and “significantly worthwhile in preparing for employability.” In addition to the students learning to apply their developing knowledge and skills,Continue reading “Connecting with industry made easy”

#Pandemic Pedagogy

Evidence-based practice The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented event in modern history, transforming the nature of higher education. To examine how we coped with COVID-19 in the classroom, we embarked on a special issue of the Journal of Marketing Education; #Pandemic Pedagogy. In times of uncertainty, we often look for advice from educational research journalsContinue reading “#Pandemic Pedagogy”

Accessing accessibility

The word ‘accessibility’ comes up all the time in education. But do we understand how to successfully integrate accessibility into the courses we are building and delivering, especially with more and more teaching online? I sat down with Associate Professor Jennifer Smith- Merry, Director of the Centre for Disability Research and Policy at the UniversityContinue reading “Accessing accessibility”

The business of learning and teaching: being great humans

Day one of the Business School Learning and Teaching forum began with a warm and insightful welcome from Yvonne Weldon, Chairperson from the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council. Her welcome reminded us that our event must be “for the people, with the people’. Then Professor Greg Whitwell, Dean, set the stage by celebrating the massiveContinue reading “The business of learning and teaching: being great humans”

Co-designing learning that isn’t remote

How did lockdown impact your educational practice? Recently colleagues and I reflected on this question about pandemic disruption for a special issue of the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education. When the coronavirus first hit Sydney in 2020, ed tech and learning design skills were needed in a hurry and there was less timeContinue reading “Co-designing learning that isn’t remote”

Design Thinking Differently

Do you practice design thinking? Do you teach it? What Is Design Thinking? This is a big question that many design experts have already written about. You can find a general overview in this blog post: What is Design Thinking and Why Is It So Popular? Here we talk about introductory design thinking for business in higher education.  Why Do It?  Design thinking is nowContinue reading “Design Thinking Differently”

Scaling up: Learning space design to support large (inter)active workshops

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the way space is used in education, forcing educators to innovatively support learning in a range of hybrid spaces that seek greater integration of the physical and virtual, or bring the relational more fully into online settings. Supporting this range of modes at scale presents challenges in terms of equityContinue reading “Scaling up: Learning space design to support large (inter)active workshops”

Talk amongst yourselves: critical thinking in group discussions

Meditation exercises often use the idea of a ‘happy place’ as a tool for reflection. My professional happy place: a group discussion among my students that ‘hums’. Students are engaged, challenging each other, using examples and having fun while they do it. Adversely, for many educators a stalled group discussion is a nightmare. No matterContinue reading “Talk amongst yourselves: critical thinking in group discussions”

5 things accounting students should know before they graduate

When I went to university (in Germany, and many years ago) I thought getting a job would be a given. I would leave job fairs with goodie bags filled with branded pens, stress balls and all types of candy. It shouldn’t be so hard to get a job, right?! Now almost 20 years later, IContinue reading “5 things accounting students should know before they graduate”