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Physics Education Group Discipline Workshop

  • 1 Oct 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Online

Sharing of online resources for teaching physics

10-12 AEST
Presenters: Jacinta den Besten, Kate Jackson, Liz Angstmann

The rapid move to online teaching in 2020 led to many of us developing innovative online teaching and assessment resources. During this workshop, Jacinta, Kate, and Liz will present resources they have developed, explaining their rationale for the design decisions. These resources include: a virtual experiment where students are guided through a logic driven quiz; a novel written assessment that randomly allocates unique images to each student, allowing for increased creativity, flexibility, and intrinsic motivation; and a question bank giving students ample opportunities to practice answering questions while receiving constructive feedback. Participants will then be invited to share a resource that they have developed or found particularly useful over the past couple of years, so in preparation for this workshop, we ask participants to find a teaching resource they are willing to share. We encourage participants to consider submitting these resources to the ACDS resource repository.

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A vission for assessment in science

2-4 AEST
Presenters: Chris Thompson, Rebecca LeBard, Michael Drinkwater
This forum seeks to bring together science and mathematics colleagues and their discipline groups to collectively identify our aspirations and challenges for assessment into the next decade. The disruptions associated with COVID-19 delivery and assessment, especially exams, have resulted in both compromise and innovation at an accelerated pace. What does best-practice in assessment look like in a post-COVID era? Do we expect to revert back to our assessment practices pre-COVID, or do we see ourselves on a new path? Are exams still fit for purpose, and if not, what are the alternatives we value? Do we trust technology and what it can deliver, or is it creating more problems than solutions? To what degree do issues with academic integrity push us in particular directions?
Representatives from each of the national discipline groups are invited to share key conversations that are happening at their level, and individuals are strongly encouraged to attend, and share their perspectives. Most importantly, this forum will support the Assessment Working Group commissioned by the ACDS to identify our priorities as a community, and feed this back to the Deans of Science Faculties and Schools around the country.

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