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On this website you will find information, resources, and contact details for some of the areas for which TILT and Curriculum and Quality take responsibility. Use the menu to the left, or the sections below to browse through this site and some of the other sites managed by TILT.
TILT News - Upcoming workshops of interest to University teachers
Webinar - Teaching university students with Autism
Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET) and the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND) are pleased to offer a free webinar:
Teaching university students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Practical Strategies for Success.
- Tuesday 4 April, 2017. 1:00pm - 2:00pm AEST
- Clink on the link to register
Students on the autism spectrum are a “burgeoning population” (Wenzel and Rowley) who may find aspects of the hidden curriculum to be particularly challenging. Kimberley McMahon-Coleman and Kim Draisma have extensive experience working with university students on the spectrum, and recently published a book that provides tertiary educators and support staff with practical strategies for addressing challenges associated with ASD as they manifest in college and university environments. In this webinar, Kimberley McMahon-Coleman will draw from their findings to offer insight on how to use person-centred approaches to assist students with:
- Interpreting assignment tasks
- Understanding unwritten expectations and codes of conduct
- Working around rigidity of thinking
- Project planning
- Self-monitoring and
Audience: The webinar will be suitable for disability advisors, academic learning and literacy practitioners, and faculty teaching staff seeking a better understanding of the challenges of autism in the university classroom, and how to provide a person-centred approach to addressing them.
Presenter: Dr Kimberley McMahon-Coleman teaches in Learning Development at the University of Wollongong. She has a particular interest in developing the academic capacity of students with disabilities. With Dr Kim Draisma she has written Teaching University Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Guide to Developing Academic Capacity and Proficiency (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London and Philadelphia, 2016).
The webinar will be live captioned.
Learning and Teaching
We work with staff individually and in teams to ensure the quality design and delivery of our units and courses. We offer both formal and informal support for quality enhancements and assurance, including the Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours (Higher Education).
We provide self-paced resources designed to support you with your teaching practice, new unit and course design, application for awards, grants and fellowships, and more. These resources are available from our websites and MyLO sites.
Awards, Grants and Fellowships
We provide dedicated support for the development of applications for institutional and national Awards, Grants and Fellowships.
Higher Education Academy Fellowships
We now offer accredited pathways to being recognised as an Associate Fellow, Fellow, Senior Fellow or Principle Fellow of the HEA. This international recognition of your teaching and learning practice is aligned with the TPEs, and is being increasingly taken up across Australian Institutions.
We offer workshops addressing a wide range of information and skills related to the provision of quality learning and teaching in Higher Education. These workshops are presented by leaders in the field from around Australia, in addition to our dedicated staff here at UTAS.
Every year the Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching hosts an internal conference that offers UTAS staff the opportunity to showcase their teaching practice.