Speaker: Ava Greenwood
Affiliation: University of Queensland

Abstract

Tutors play an important role in providing quality educational experiences for students in an increasingly pedagogically demanding landscape. The comparatively small size of tutorial classes compared to lectures in most subjects often means that tutors are favourably positioned with the opportunity to provide more personalised and collaborative student-centred learning experiences. In Semester 1, mathematics tutors in SMP were surveyed to determine whether they felt suitably prepared for and supported in performing their teaching duties. In this seminar we will discuss the results of the survey, including types of support our tutors indicated they would value.

We would also like people to share ideas for fostering an inclusive collegial environment and supporting all UQ tutors in accessing professional development opportunities. 

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.

Venue

Zoom address:
https://uqz.zoom.us/j/83201208331