History of University Life
A research seminar series about higher education
This semester, History of University Life co-convenors Deryck Schreuder and Julia Horne will present a series of seminars with the broad theme “University teaching and learning”. Speakers will be drawn from across the University. The seminars will include a light lunch and be held on Wednesdays, approximately every two months throughout the year (listed below) in the Senior Common Room at St Paul’s College.
2019 Seminar dates
- May 1: Comparing education within the Commonwealth – examining the contexts for higher education teaching and learning in Australia and Zambia. Guest speakers: Matthew Thomas, University of Sydney; Janet Serenje, University of Zambia; Ferdinand Mwaka Chipindi, University of Zambia. Abstract: This paper employs a comparative perspective to examine coursework from teacher education programs in two countries of the Commonwealth: Australia and Zambia. It draws on the lived experiences of instructors/coordinators of large, mandatory coursework at The University of Sydney and the National University of Zambia; and uses an in-depth analysis of their syllabi to examine the contexts, contents, and concerns for teaching and learning at these higher education institutions. The presentation will include a dialogue among the authors—two of whom are based in Zambia—and highlights the possibilities for continued comparison and engagement in higher education across diverse national contexts.
- June 5: Details TBA
- August 28: Details TBA
- October 23: Details TBA
- November 20: Details TBA
- Noon - 1.30pm
- Comparing education within the Commonwealth
- Examining the contexts for higher education teaching and learning in Australia and Zambia