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Think Pieces 2018

quality education at CSUTheme

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.

These think pieces can be tracked down in Yammer ( by searching for the word "pieces2018". Looking forward to your comments in Yammer on these think pieces.


Due DatePresenterFocus
Sep 14 Miriam Dayhew Procedural Fairness, administrative decision making and conflict of interest
Oct 12 The Cross-Institutional Wiki Working Party Building learning and teaching capacity through a cross faculty wiki
Oct 19 Barney Dalgarno What are the conditions necessary to ensure quality learning at scale in a context where students are selective about the learning opportunities they take up (even as we try to reassemble the pieces and/or keep the bundle firmly tied together)?
Oct 26 Val Peachey and David Cameron Building new and open pathways to attract our learners
Nov 2 James Brann and CSU's first Online SRC President, Damien Hughes Expanding the student voice in the development of quality online learning experiences
  Narelle Patton, Matthew Winslade and Liz Bracken Harmonising academic and workplace learning curricula to create powerful, authentic and responsive learning spaces
  Leah Irving Exploring the affordances of augmented reality technologies for gameful learning
Nov 16 Geraldine Rurenga, Joy Reid, Wendy Harris and Michelle Wilkinson The role of Educational Designers in new and emergent learning spaces
At Interactive Webinar Andy Vann VC’s response to this year's Think Pieces series

Think Pieces 2018 Interactive Webinar/Video-conference Forum - 23 November, 10am - 12 noon