Teaching and Learning in Changing Times

The Proceedings of the 7th Annual Teaching Learning Forum
The University of Western Australia, 4-5 February 1998.

Edited by Barbara Black and Natalie Stanley
Centre for Staff Development
The University of Western Australia

Table of Contents


Barbara Black and
Natalie Stanley
Prefacei
Ashley M. Aitken All in a Word: Complete electronic assignments with Microsoft Word1
Matthew Allen Has The discourse of 'Teaching/Learning' killed the radical and the spontaneous in university education?12
Chika Anyanwu Is internationalisation in the classroom a reverse discrimination on Australian students?17
Doug Atkinson Evaluating teaching/learning via groupware focus groups22
Roger Atkinson, Allison Brown, Romana Pospisil and Geoff Rehn So you want to put your course on the web?web only*
Roslyn Barnes and Barry Thornton Preparing for laboratory work28
Colin J. Beasley and Cecil A. L. Pearson Responding to changing times: Reflections on an "upside-down" course33
Anna Boyd, Allan Herrmann and Bob Fox Do distance students get value for their HECS dollar?39
Allison Brown Wise design for WWW courses44
Stuart Bunt, Willem DeWinter and Nguyen Ly Experimental use of electronic information transfer to enhance communication between the student and the educator49
Don Chandraratna, Fran Crawford and Sabina Leitmann When belief systems clash: How do we work with conflicting belief systems as these emerge in the course of an educational program?54
Suzette Chapple How do you foster enthusiasm and participation in tutorials particularly by international students?61
Mohan Chinnappan and
Brian White
Development of conceptual entities within a learning environment supported by a computer algebra system66
Janne Chung and Kenis Tang Inherent gender differences as an explanation of the effect of instructor gender on accounting students' performance72
Geoff Cooper Students' apprehensions on commencing first year: Some student groups at The University of Western Australia80
Rick Cummings How should we assess and report student generic attributes?85
Desierto, A. UWA expectations of academic writing at Australian universities: Work in progress91
Robert Fox What are the shortcomings inherent in the non-problematic perception of new technologies?96
Lance C. C. Fung and
Halit Eren
A "true-interactive" CAL package for the teaching of basic electrical circuit theoryweb only*
David R. Geelan, Peter C. Taylor and Beverley Day Representing critical reflections in teacher education102
Karen Glaister, Robyn Davis, Alan Tulloch, Carol Piercey Curriculum evaluation: Considering the interests of all the stake holders110
Keith Godfrey Tips for lecturing large classes of first year students115
Joanne E. Goodell Increasing the enrolment, retention and success of female students in non-traditional areas: What strategies can we use to involve staff in developing a more gender- and culturally-inclusive educational environment?120
Susan Hall and Robert Fox Reflective teaching practice on the Web125
Hogan, Christine The Full Monty: What are the issues involved when we enhance learner autonomy?133
Hogan, Carol The use of learner biography as a means of helping students to engage with a new field of enquiry139
P. E. Jones and G. J. Ritchie Comparing development tools for multimedia courseware142
Stephen R. Kessell Undergraduate science degrees: Too much training and not enough education?149
Martijntje M. Kulski Teaching portfolios: A threat or a promise?156
David Lake Helping under-prepared students160
Jane Long and Jane Grellier Innovative bridging: Understanding inter-disciplinarity through student-centred learning166
Robert Loss and
Des Thornton
Physics Studio - A progress report171
Dorit Maor How does one evaluate students' participation and interaction in an Internet based unit?176
Tim Martella What's it like to put your money on the line to run a business? Finding out in Horticulture Managementweb only*
Francisco Martinez The production of authentic second language materials (Spanish) for the university classroom183
Anne Mathews and
Dianne Barrington
How can we encourage independent learning and interaction in the learning of science using small class situations?189
Anne Mathews Teaching and learning of science in a large class situation194
Clare McBeath What is the effect of the introduction of a restructured course on students caught between the old and new versions of their study program?199
Kevin McKenna, Simon Kennedy and Paula Haslehurst Induction program for first year students at Curtin Business School204
J. H. F. (Erik) Meyer Variation in student learning: A basis for improving teaching and learning214
Karol Miller Computer-based teaching but pen-and-pencil examination?223
Jennifer N. Mills Question: How can we better prepare professional (veterinary) students to successfully make the transition into life in the working world (veterinary practice)?225
Eamon Murphy Has the mass lecture still got a place in university teaching?228
Eamon Murphy Using descriptive headings to improve first year student writing233
Ron Oliver, Arshad Omari and Jan Ring Connecting and engaging learners with the WWW237
Ruza Ostrogonac-Seserko What can we do to assist overseas lecturers to function effectively and efficiently in an Australian teaching environment as soon as possible?242
Cecil A. L. Pearson and
Colin J. Beasley
From aeroplanes to stoves: Using experiential learning in a management course248
Mark A. Pegrum Multimedia technology in the teaching of French255
Prudence Petford and
Bill Scott
How can we improve learning and evaluation in the computerised classroom?259
Rob Phillips Models of learning appropriate to educational applications of information technology264
Christy Pinfold and
Annette Patak
Making the most of laboratory sessions: A multimedia solution269
Deborah Pritchard and
Nancy Longnecker
Should agricultural courses at university be targeted at rural students only?274
Alex Radloff and Irene Styles The impact of two years of tertiary study on the development of self-regulation in mature age students278
Peter Radloff Do we treat time and space seriously enough in teaching and learning?web only*
Philip D. Reece Adaptation and acceptance of group learning: Moving from 'chalk and talk' to student interaction and self directed learning286
Geoffrey Rehn A comparison of some Web-based discussion toolsweb only*
Alistair Reid A creative application of commercial videorecordings to bring 'real-life' issues into the class295
Nathan Scott and Brian Stone Web-based tutorial systems in use at UWA300
Rose Senior How to make your classes more cohesive305
Leith Sly and Dave Western Practice tests improve student performance on computer managed learning assessments310
Peter Standen, Richard McKenna and Mark Williams Using the ignorance paradigm to teach lifelong learning skills313
Cheryl Stickels and
Glenn Neil
Do students with specific learning disabilities create a specific teaching difficulty for you?318
Michael Sturma and
Judy MacCallum
Hollywood and student learning322
Geoff I. Swan Rotational kinematics: A multimedia module327
Rhondda Tilbrook How does a university teacher become a researcher/teacher?331
Eve Voysey How can we both structure and validate the role of the academic as 'support' for students in their university endeavours?336
Shelley Yeo, Robert Loss, Mario Zadnik, Allan Harrison and David Treagust Interactive multimedia: What do students really learn?341

Please cite as: Black, B. and Stanley, N. (Eds) (1998). Teaching and Learning in Changing Times. Proceedings of the 7th Annual Teaching Learning Forum, The University of Western Australia, February 1998. Perth: UWA. http://lsn.curtin.edu.au/tlf/tlf1998/contents.html

*Articles with "web only" stated in the page number column were not received in time for the pre-Forum publication of hardcopy.


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