A large number of HDR candidates plan a future career in academia and, in fact, may already be engaged in tutoring during their candidature. But the reality of an academic career generally involves a large teaching load.  Is teaching really for you?  And how does teaching differ from tutoring?  This session provides an introduction to the practicalities of teaching and learning in higher education.

About the Presenter

Louise Kuchel is an Associate Professor of Biology and Science Education. An award winning teacher in the Faculty of Science, Louise teaches biology and researches how to improve teaching and student learning in higher education science programs. Specifically her research focusses on the theory and best practices for teaching communication in science programs, effective curricula, class activities and assessment methods. Louise’s science communication teaching resources have been adopted around the world, and she is currently co-editing a book on this topic. Louise is recognised as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

May be eligible for CDSE.

About University teaching

As student experience becomes a larger focus at universities, the value of high quality teaching among academics has increased. To pursue an academic career the importance of understanding pedagogy and having practical teaching experience should not be underestimated. 

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Tutors @ UQ

31 Oct 2022