The 22nd May to the 1st June was particularly busy period for the Fellowship with visits to Western Australia, Victoria and New Zealand. Read more..
On the 22nd May Les visited Chris Creagh and David Parlevliet at Murdoch to review progress on the activity they are developing through the Fellowship and to talk to them about taking their work and making it the basis of a paper in a peer reviewed journal.
On the 23rd May Les facilitated a ‘hands-on’ workshop on IOL with Associate Professor Mario Zadnik at Curtin University. Another IOL workshop took place at Monash University on the 25th May organised by Gerry Rainer, Theo Hughes and Chris Thompson. Both workshops were well received. Here are a couple of comments from participants:
Fantastic to be both a student and an observer of students. We need to be more aware of how students experience what we do to them.
Participant, Curtin University Workshop 23/5/2012
The best aspect of the workshop for me was road testing a real example of a 2 hour IOL activity. Great that we also had time to discuss the dynamics, challenges and practicalities of IOL activities
Participant, Monash University Workshop 25/5/2012
On the afternoon of the 25th Les gave an invited presentation (organised by Michelle Livett) at Melbourne University, entitled: Changing practice towards inquiry-oriented learning: how do we make it happen?
More to come: The next update will include details of visits to the University of Otago, Victoria University in Wellington, Massey University and the University of Waikato (all in 5 days!)