Using reflective journals to promote staff awareness and academic development

Flecknoe, S. (Contributor), Caitlin Filby (Contributor), Carroll, K. (Contributor)

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar


With strong evidence for the value of active and collaborative learning (Freeman, 2014) in driving student motivation, engagement and learning, we embarked on major pedagogical change in 2016 by flipping our Bioscience units. We knew this would lead to marked changes in the role of the educators involved. Lectures were replaces with online lessons, leaving face-to-face time for novel hands-on learning opportunities. The role of the educator being changed from being 'sage on the stage' to the 'guide on the side' (King, 1993), resulted in altered academic identity and a need for our educators to develop new skills in classroom management, questioning and techniques that facilitated higher-order thinking and collaboration. The presentation will address the conference subtheme of academic development.
PeriodJul 2019
Event titleHigher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual Conference 2019
Event typeConference
Conference number42nd
LocationAuckland, New Zealand
Degree of RecognitionInternational