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 April 2017
Monday 10
14:00 - STAFF EVENT - A Longitudinal, Competency-Based Clinical Assessment System : Presentation by a Futures Observatory Scholarship Holder Website | More Information
Come along to a presentation about how the School of Dentistry at UWA has developed and implemented a longitudinal, competency-based clinical assessment system. Its development was supported by a Futures Observatory Scholarship and is a joint effort between the School of Dentistry and the School of (...)
Wednesday 19
9:00 - STAFF EVENT - Carpe Diem Workshop : Wednesday, 19 April & Thursday, 20 April 2017 Website | More Information
The Carpe Diem (from the Latin 'seize the day') process is a fast, effective and highly practical design process to enable unit teams to understand, develop and implement forward-looking, student-centred learning designs.

UWA staff can participate in a Carpe Diem workshop to transform (...)
Thursday 20
8:30 - STAFF EVENT - UWA Staff Quiet Day : for academic and general staff More Information
Set on a lovely bush block in Mundaring, this Quiet Day provides some space to 'be alone' in the company of other UWA academics and professional staff with the intention of marking out some good quality thinking/reflection time.

There is no formal content to the day – no presentations (...)
Friday 21
8:00 - STAFF EVENT - Transforming Teaching for Learning (TTL) Unit : Module 1 (Series E): Friday, 21 April 2017 - Friday, 19 May 2017 Website | More Information
Transform your teaching. Improve your learners’ experiences. Future proof your teaching practice.

UWA staff are invited to enrol in the ‘Transforming Teaching for Learning’ (TTL) unit offered by the Centre for Education Futures.

Free for UWA staff, this fully digital unit will (...)
Saturday 29
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Grammar Therapy : Linguist, Daniel Midgley will teach you how to improve your English grammar. Website | More Information
With a few tweaks you could improve your writing, whether it’s for work, a blog or personal correspondence. Linguist Daniel Midgley presents a fun and easy crash course in English grammar. Along the way, he’ll show you how language really works. Some well-placed commas will make you feel better.

 May 2017
Monday 01
13:30 - Webinar - Transhumanism: What It's Like Being a Microchipped Human : Webinar Website | More Information
Futurist Shanti Korporaal is a self-proclaimed practical and tactical implementer of emerging technologies... and she is also a super-human. Shanti has voluntarily inserted microchips under her skin and has setup a distribution service called 'Chip My Life' alongside her husband, Skeeve Stevens. As (...)

18:00 - COURSE - R Basics Evening Course : This practical course introduces you to R More Information
R is a free and extremely powerful language and software environment for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphics. This course is designed for those who have little to no experience with R, but have a basic understanding of statistics. Those without this knowledge are encouraged to attend (...)
Tuesday 02
8:00 - CONFERENCE - Science on The Swan 2017: One Health : Science on the Swan, WA’s annual premier health and medical research conference Website | More Information
One Health seeks root cause understanding and effective solutions to emergent infectious and acquired diseases through, fundamental stem cell and regenerative medical science, public health and environmental remedies, working synergistically to advance the health of all species and the varied (...)

14:00 - PRESENTATION - Robotics in Industry & Community: RAC Intellibus (A Driverless Vehicle) : Presentation Website | More Information
Australia’s very first Automated Vehicle Trial is happening right here in WA. With the support of the State Government, RAC is trialling a fully driverless, fully electric shuttle bus in South Perth. Join us with RAC’s own Anna Sawyer, Road Safety Manager for an inquisitive look into RAC’s (...)
Wednesday 03
16:00 - EVENT - UWA's Driverless Car, Robotics in Teaching and Learning at UWA (Scholarship) and Networking Event : Mini presentation & networking event Website | More Information
Join us for an afternoon of food and drinks amongst colleagues and UWA community as we hear from our colleagues in Robotics.

• UWA’s Robotics department on their advances in robotics including UWA’s own driverless car. The REV Autonomous SAE car is the largest robot at UWA Robotics - (...)
Friday 05
11:00 - Panel discussion - WA Universities Panel: Using Robotics in Teaching and Learning : Panel discussion Website | More Information
As part of Robotics week, the Futures Observatory will host a panel discussion on how academics and teachers can utilise robotics in Higher Education, the ethics, benefits and obstacles around these concepts. We have representatives from the four public West Australian Universities to discuss this (...)
Tuesday 09
9:00 - EVENT - Statistics Short Course: Spatial Point Patterns : Analysis of spatial data using R and spatstat Website | More Information
Spatial point pattern datasets are becoming common across many fields of research. However, statistical methodology for analysing these data has not been easily accessible. This course is a practical introduction to the analysis of spatial point patterns with a strong focus on hands-on exercises (...)
Wednesday 10
11:00 - WORKSHOP - Aligning Learning Outcomes with Assessment : A workshop Website | More Information
This workshop is for the academics interested in discussing how the learning outcomes of their units can be best aligned with various assessment tools.
Tuesday 16
11:00 - WORKSHOP - Assessment: Using objective test items : This workshop is second in series for faculty development in assessment. Website | More Information
This workshop will focus on test construction and test item development.The participants will have an opportunity to discuss different types of objective test items and review a sample of test items in the light of universally accepted guidelines.
Saturday 20
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Carpe Diem Workshop : For UWA staff to develop innovative learning design for their teaching units Website | More Information
The Carpe Diem (from the Latin 'seize the day') learning design process is a fast, effective and highly practical design approach to enable unit teams to understand, develop and implement forward-looking, student-centred learning.

Workshops involve each unit going through sequential (...)
Monday 22
11:30 - STAFF EVENT - Assessment: Using Multiple Choice Questions : This workshop will focus on the use of multiple choice questions. The participants will have an opportunity to discuss different types of objective test items and review a sample of test items in the light of universally accepted guidelines. Website | More Information
Multiple-choice questions (MCQs) are frequently used in the written examinations because of positive psychometric characteristics, a long history of research evidence, versatility in testing more cognitive knowledge as well as ease of scoring. At the same time constructing a good MCQ is itself a (...)
Tuesday 23
13:00 - STAFF EVENT - Multi-Modal Feedback: New Ways to Engage Students and Enhance their Learning Experience : Presentation Website | More Information
Interested in learning about multi-modal feedback? Now is the time!

Research indicates that written, audio and video feedback on assessments results in a positive impact on engagement, performance and overall perception of the unit and its coordinator.

In this session you will (...)

14:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - How does environmental education influence sense of place : A study of primary students from two Bedouin settlements as they engage in reclaiming a nearby contaminated waterway. More Information
This study focuses on the residents of two Bedouin settlements (Um Betin and Alsaid), located on the banks of Hebron Stream. Hebron Stream is constantly contaminated with sewage runoff, and mounds of additional waste are dumped along its banks. Reclaiming Hebron Stream will require the cooperation (...)
Wednesday 31
16:00 - STAFF EVENT - Futures Enthusiasts Meet-Up (FEMU) for May 2017 : Futures Enthusiasts are people who are keen to be a part of the next wave of developments in higher education using technology and concepts to innovate learning and teaching practices. Website | More Information
Come along to the next Futures Enthusiasts Meet-Up (FEMU) event on Wednesday, 31 May 2017 between 4-5pm to meet, share ideas and team up with other education futures enthusiasts from the UWA community, Perth start-ups, industry or technology specialists.

The FEMU event for May will (...)

 June 2017
Thursday 01
9:00 - CANCELLED - WORKSHOP - Carpe Diem Workshop : For UWA staff to develop innovative learning design for their teaching units Website | More Information
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.



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