Speaker: Adam Piggott (Mathematics), School of Mathematics and Physics


In Semester 1, 2020, the courses SCIE1000 Theory and Practice in Science and SCIE1100 Advanced Theory and Practice in Science were taught as separate courses.  This allowed SCIE1100 to be redeveloped to better serve the cohort of Advanced Science students.  A key part of the work was the development of ten new formative assessment items known as "weekly tasks".  Two tasks addressed exam preparedness, and the remainder were authentic assessment items designed to promote the development of analysis and communication competencies.  In this talk, we will describe the redevelopment work.  In particular, we will describe the development and implementation of the weekly tasks, and present evidence that the incorporation of these tasks resulted in improved course outcomes for SCIE1100 students.

About Teaching and learning seminars

Our teaching and learning seminars focus on innovations and projects that are underway in teaching mathematics, statistics and physics at UQ and other institutions.

We discuss the hot issues, and hear from people who are trying out new things.

Over the past 10 years many new ideas have been generated, collaborations made both within and across disciplines, and teaching grant proposals designed, submitted and received.

Students, staff and visitors to UQ are welcome to attend, and to suggest speakers and topics.

Seminars are usually held fortnightly on Wednesdays from 1pm to 1.50pm.


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