University and beyond: embedding employability and life into the curriculum

University and beyond: embedding employability and life into the curriculum

By: Tessa Owens

Embedding employability skills into academic curricula is a key concern for universities and tertiary education institutions today.

This topic was the focus of a University of Auckland Business School (UABS) workshop on the 12th June entitled ‘University and beyond: embedding employability and life into the curriculum’ run by Professor Susan Geertshuis, Narissa Lewis, and Patricia Hubbard.

Put the internet down and let’s talk about this: Techniques for active social learning in lecture theatres

Put the internet down and let’s talk about this: Techniques for active social learning in lecture theatres

By: Rhiannon Lloyd

The pressure on universities to move content online has initiated conversation about the purpose and value of the lecture theatre as a teaching ‘space’. Central to the defence of the lecture theatre is its social nature; students physically gather together to learn from, and with, one another, as a collective.

Maths essentials for business workshops

Maths essentials for business workshops

By: Julia Crawford and Anton de Bruyn

O-Week is a busy, fun time for most first year students and those in the Business School are no exception. However, some students made time to attend a series of four Maths Essentials Workshops, part of a new initiative that I’m running. The workshops are part of the academic skills development offered to students by the Business School’s Innovative Learning and Teaching team, in conjunction with Economics, Statistics and Accounting, and Finance.

Improving Student Learning on Canvas

Improving Student Learning on Canvas

By: Nabeel Albashiry and Doug Carrie

Recent feedback from Business School students has been that they overwhelmingly support the move from Cecil to Canvas, and really like Canvas’ user-friendly features. The most common request was for more consistency in how Canvas courses are presented across the Business School. In ILT’s final monthly seminar for 2016, we discussed how to address this request.