Teaching Matters

Volume 6 Issue 7 2013
MAY 15 2013

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TUTORS CELEBRATED

From excellent student feedback from the Teaching in Tutorials surveys this week 35 tutors were awarded the Dean's Citation for Tutoring for their work across 106 tutorials in Semester 2, 2012.

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Tutorials are central to students learning experience with tutors often the main interface between students and the Business School.

FROM TUTORS AND STUDENTS THEMSELVES...

What is good teaching for learning practice?


From left to right: Joshua Lee, Tina Huynh, Janine Coupe, Jeffrey Lim, Kelvin Yu, Sue Lord, Gigi Wongweiwetch, Professor Tyrone Carlin Co-Dean the University of Sydney Business School, Reza Baradaran, Abz Sharma, Pavel Boguslavsky, XiaoJiao (Jo) Wang, Sarah Beresford, Olga Gouveros, Winnie Chan, Roger Hartley, Kaiying Ji, Helen Dalton (Educational Consultant), Associate Professor Michele Scoufis, Amay Broota and Christian Russo


IT IS ENGAGING

My tutor is always enthusiastic in tutorials...always keeps us motivated

...always tried to make the tutorials interactive and fun, which motivated me to learn

Student feedback

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Business Law Dean's Citation recipient Joshua Lee (second from left) with tutor Evelyn Lai and Chair of Discipline, Professor Andrew Terry (Business Law) with Associate Professor Michele Scoufis (Co-Dean and Director, Learning and Teaching in Business).


IT IS CONTEXTUALISED

It was great the way my tutor showed us how theory could be useful to understand real world business practice

I liked the group work in tutorials to problem solve it showed how much a good team can achieve

Student feedback

IT IS ASSESSED FOR LEARNING

My tutor gave me great individualised feedback and encouraged critical thinking

He was very helpful, listened to our ideas and gave us constructive feedback

Tutor engaged with each and all of the groups, responded to feedback requested, and always tried to give help

Student feedback


Citations' recipients Kaiying Ji and Sarah Beresford (BPU)


IT IS WELL DESIGNED

Was more interested in argument than conclusions and encouraged us to see all sides of an issue

...plans right down to the second/minute (yet is flexible if necessary)

I liked how each tute worked towards the final report

Student feedback


Citations' recipients Gigi Ubonrat Wongweiwetch and Winnie Chan (Accounting)

OFFERS ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING

My tutor gave me great individualised feedback and encouraged critical thinking
He was very helpful, listened to our ideas and gave us constructive feedback
Tutor engaged with each and all of the groups, responded to feedback requested, and always tried to give help

Student feedback


Citations'recipients Vycke Zheng Wu (Finance) and Jo Wang (Accounting and BPU)


IT IS INCLUSIVE

I try to create a friendly environment which stimulates students interest in the subject and encourages them to learn actively. Where students cannot answer a question, for instance, I will ask additional questions that encourage them to think and work out the answer by themselves instead of giving the answer straightway.

Timothy Wang (Associate Lecturer, Accounting)

I pay particular attention to what students can draw/learn from my tutorials (putting myself in their shoes) and what I can learn from them (being flexible to accommodate different learning styles in my delivery).

Jeffrey Lim (Associate Lecturer, Marketing)

I try to build a trusting and professional atmosphere in the classroom so that they feel safe to ask questions and to make comments.

Winnie Chan (Accounting)

Friendly, approachable, knowledgeable, efficient. Explained and answered questions quickly and responds to emails. Hardworking and excellent tutor!

Student feedback


Dr Catherine Sutton Brady and Dr Jeffrey Lim (Marketing)


WINNER INAUGURAL TUTOR PHOTO COMPETITION

There were eight entries in this inaugural Day in the Life of the Business School photo competition and the winning entry - opposite from Kaijing Ji voted People's Choice style at the May 9 Citations'event.


Kaijing Ji (BPU) photo of office decorated by colleagues for her Graduation Day


FROM SAM'S DESK

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This software allows you, in one click, to bookmark online sites and access them from any browser.
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Never lose a bookmark again as you collect material, e.g. when designing your next Unit of Study or tutorial...

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RARE OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS

Last issue's advertised feature on interdisciplinary collaboration will run at a later date. An interdisciplinary opportunity is available for students via RARE during mid-semester break, please contact International Business's Dr Richard Seymour.