Highlights from CTLE Workshop: Transition Pedagogy: Making a Success of First Year

On 7 September, Prof. Sally Kift, President of Australian Learning & Teaching Fellows (ALTF), gave a presentation entitled ‘Transition Pedagogy: Making a Success of First Year’. The workshop attracted over 40 academic staff members.

During her talk, Prof. Sally Kift shared her principles on transition pedagogy in first-year curriculum, adding that good first-year curriculum design should abide by interconnected organising principles to facilitate all students to achieve learning outcome and assist them in their transition from their previous educational experience to the nature of learning in university. She also made reference to a rich pool of resource while discussing diversity of students’ backgrounds, needs, experience, and patterns of study, which are factors that may further exacerbate transition difficulties.  In addition, Prof. Kift emphasised that curriculum design and delivery should be student-oriented, explicit and relevant, adding that evaluation and monitoring could lead to improvement in student learning.

澳門大學教與學優化中心在9月7日邀請了來自澳洲教與學研究網絡的Sally Kift 教授以〝過渡教育學:取得第一個學年的成功〞為題進行演講,吸引近40位教學人員參加。

Sally KIFT教授在演講中分享了她對於大學生首學年過渡教育的理念,表示良好的第一學年課程設計應遵從互相關聯的原則,幫助學生順利由以往的學習經歷過渡到大學,並激發學生實現學習目標。她在討論中指出學生的不同背景、需求、經驗和學習模式的多樣性是阻礙轉型的困難因素,向澳大教學人員提供豐富的教學資料庫作參考,並強調老師應設計出以學生為中心、明確和相關的教學課程;她同時提出可通過評估和監測來改善學生的學習。

About the speaker:

Professor Sally Kift is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA), a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law (FAAL) and elected President, Australian Learning & Teaching Fellows (ALTF). From 2012-2017, she was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at James Cook University. Prior to JCU, Prof. Kift was a Professor of Law at Queensland University of Technology, where she also served as Law Faculty Assistant Dean, Teaching & Learning (2001-2006) and QUT’s foundational Director, First Year Experience (2006-2007). Prof. Kift is a national Teaching Award winner (2003) and national Program Award winner (2007). She was awarded a Senior Fellowship by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) in 2006 to investigate the first year experience and is a Discipline Scholar in Law. In 2017, Prof. Kift was awarded an Australian Award for University Teaching Career Achievement Award for her contribution to Australian higher education.

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