The second Innovative Teaching @ Waite Exhibition was held on Thursday April 20 showcasing effective learning and teaching strategies integrated into undergraduate courses taught in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine.
The exhibition was opened by Professor Eileen Scott (Deputy Head of School) followed by keynote speaker Dr David Wilson from the School of Medicine who provided a thought provoking presentation on evidence based decision making, highlighting the shift in learning and teaching practices in 21st century classrooms.
The exhibition program focused on two themes; Innovations in Learning and Teaching and Work Integrated Learning with presentations on “Safety-net” tutorials (Dr Ashlea Doolette) and Transitioning courses to online delivery (Assoc Prof. Kerry Wilkinson).
A highlight of the exhibition was the panel session on Work Integrated Learning with academic staff (Dr Ian Nuberg, Prof. Amanda Able, Ms. Helen Morris, Assoc. Prof. Chris Ford), industry representative Ethan Tan General Manager of Mexex and recent graduates (Melissa McCallum, Jill Bauer, Brittany Oswald (pictured left) and Heather Feetham) providing a unique perspective into their experiences with industry.
Lively discussion and debate followed the panel session generating many new ideas about current and future practices for Work Integrated Learning in degree programs.
Feedback from participants was extremely positive indicating that the Innovative Teaching @ Waite Community of Practice is here to stay! The Innovative Teaching @ Waite Exhibition provided an opportunity to share new and exciting developments taking place within the School emphasising the positive cultural change towards teaching and learning amongst staff and students at Waite campus.