Celebrating excellence in teaching and learning 


'Every Whichway: Showcasing CDU good practice' is the theme of the 2006 Teaching and Learning Week starting today.

Teaching and Learning Week, which celebrates teaching excellence at Charles Darwin University, is hosted by the University’s Teaching and Learning Development Group (TLDG).

The week aims to raise awareness of the support available from TLDG, facilitate collaboration between VET and Higher Education in the promotion of teaching and learning, and foster increased teaching and learning interaction between the CDU campuses and partner institutions.

Margaret Landrigan, Project Officer, Teaching and Learning Development, said: "This is a great opportunity to showcase the fantastic things our lecturers and tutors are doing here at the University."

The highlight of the week will be the Teaching and Learning Forum on Wednesday, which will showcase some of the key achievements and initiatives of the University. CDU’s Deputy Chancellor Justice Sally Thomas will speak on ‘The CDU Way’. Other speakers will cover topics such as: the National Teaching awards winners from the Yolngu Studies Teaching Team, VET teaching tool initiatives, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and using web and multimedia to improve your teaching practice.

In addition to the main forum, each faculty will also host a morning tea, to demonstrate best teaching practice initiatives amongst their own staff.

"By focusing specifically on teaching and learning, staff have time to reflect, share ideas and plan for the future, ensuring our teaching and learning practices are continually evolving and improving for the benefit of all our students," said Margaret.

Teaching and Learning Week will run until Thursday. More information on the events can be found on the Teaching and Learning Development Group website.