MSLC Occasional Seminar Series

 


 

The Mathematics and Statistics Learning Centre conducts research into teaching and learning in addition to its major responsibilities supporting the undergraduate teaching program of the Department.  This research aims to support innovations in teaching and learning, including the implementation of new technologies. 

As part of this research program the MSLC runs an Occasional Seminar Series.  This program includes talks by Centre staff as well as invited external speakers.

Upcoming Seminars

There are three seminars currently planned over the winter teaching break, all on Tuesdays from 10:30 am to Noon, in the Evan Williams Theatre (G03, Grd Flr, Peter Hall Building, Parkville campus). Talks go for one hour with up to 30 minutes for questions/discussion afterwards.

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Tues June 6:    

Interactive activities to engage a large introductory statistics class 
Sharon Gunn and Anthony Morphett

Tues June 13:   

Using Class OneNote as a teaching/learning tool in small to mid-sized classes
Alysson Costa

Tues July 4:      

Origami in mathematics education: from Kindergarten to Graduate school
Michael Assis

 

Previous Seminars

Wolfram computing tools in primary, secondary and tertiary education

The Inaugural Seminar in this series was held in November 2016 and concerns the introduction of Mathematica tools into primary and secondary school teaching in Victoria.

CALC 101 - A survival guide for first year lecturers

Unmotivated students? Empty consultation hours? Low student participation? A first year classroom can be very unforgiving, even for experienced lecturers. During my time teaching as a graduate student, I explicitly targeted these issues via the use of several alternative teaching methods. Two techniques of particular interest are a LaTeX typesetting requirement for assignment submissions and the use of an online forum for students to promote student interaction. In this seminar, I will present my implementation of these techniques through a sample of the materials from the course.