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What does the experience of international students mean for teaching?

UC Teaching Month is a series of workshops that allow staff the opportunity to further their professional development, by picking up a variety of skills and tips for use in the classroom.

The first workshop will be presented by keynote speaker, Associate Professor Shanton Chang.

Assistant Dean (International) from the University of Melbourne, Assoc. Professor Chang will be talking about how to incorporate cross-cultural teaching and communication in a diverse classroom, a topic of increasing importance here at UC.

As Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Whakarae Rod Carr explained during the last VC Staff Forum, cross-cultural teaching is consistent with both our changing student body, and our student attributes, to ensure our graduates have better global awareness and can better connect with diverse or multicultural communities and societies.

“It is the reality of the 21st century.”

Having presented at UC previously, Assoc. Professor Chang said staff interest and a genuine concern for understanding and learning across cultures left him inspired.

“I am looking forward to talking about and providing new perspectives on the experiences of international students, and what that means for teaching and learning.” Assoc. Professor Chang explained.

Find more on the keynote presentation here>

For a full list of Teaching Month events, check out the calendar here>

You’re invited: UC Teaching Month 2-30 July 2018

In keeping with UC’s commitment to providing a world-class environment for the next generation of researchers and graduates, the Academic Services Group are proud to launch UC Teaching Month next Monday, 2 July.

Expanding on UC Teaching Week held in previous years, Teaching Month is a series of informative workshops that allow staff to pick up technical skills and teaching tips, research supervision advice or learn how to apply for funding.

Workshops will be held over the mid-year break and during teaching time to allow more staff to attend – attendance can even be logged on Elements to support your future promotion application.  

For Assistant Vice-Chancellor | Amokapua Akoranga Professor Catherine Moran, UC Teaching Month is about taking time to reflect.

“Teaching is so much a part of our fundamental practice that sometimes we can forget to step back and share and celebrate what we do. Teaching month is an opportunity to do just that.”

Teaching Month will be officially opened by Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Whakarae Dr Rod Carr , who will be taking this opportunity to recognise the winners of the 2018 UC Teaching Awards:

Come along to celebrate our winners, and hear them discuss their own philosophies.

Teaching Month is an opportunity for you to further your professional development, connect over coffee and biscuits and come away refreshed and ready for Semester Two.

“It is through you that our students ultimately are critically competent in the core academic discipline of their degree.” Professor Moran continues.

“The range of presentations and symposia being offered by our own staff to their colleagues, is a testament of the commitment of our staff to the students, and each other.”

For a full list of events, check out the Teaching Month calendar here>