Charles Sturt University
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Think Pieces

The Think Pieces Project provides an opportunity for an ongoing, open dialogue about how some of the CSU community are thinking about the challenges and opportunities of learning and teaching at CSU.

We encourage staff to attend the Think Pieces events and join in the discussion. You can also continue the conversation on Yammer.

Think Pieces 2018

Our theme in 2018 is Re-assembling our teaching to facilitate quality education across CSU

The theme integrates and explores two key concepts:

  1. reversing the understandable moves to disaggregate teaching, to rather now reassemble these parts into the complex whole that is teaching for learning; and
  2. scaling up and mainstreaming quality education practices and initiatives across CSU.

Examples of elements to be reassembled and scaled up are:

  • particular technologies, strategies or pedagogies;
  • “porous” learning experiences that can flow through the complex borders of campus, online, communities, disciplines, workplace, home, play, life;
  • synergising workplace (Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and Work Place Learning (WPL)), online and face to face on-campus and off-campus learning and teaching;
  • relationships and networks built with our community and industry/professional partners;
  • building new and open pathways to attract our learners;
  • managing/meeting student expectations in a highly competitive market; and
  • students’ need to “fit me to a job”, “fit in with my life”.

The Think Pieces 2018 Project provides an opportunity for an ongoing, open dialogue about how some of the CSU community are thinking about these challenges and opportunities.

Full details about the 2018 Think Pieces is available here.

Previous years' Think Pieces

2017: Creating distinctive curricula and learning expereinces at CSU

2016: Leadership for innovation in Learning and Teaching

2015: Blended and online learning in the CSU context

2014: Towards the future CSU graduate

2013: Practice-based and distance education at CSU