After the success of the pilot initiative developed by Kellie Morrison in 2011, we continue to organise Lunch-N-Learns (LNLs) each semester.
LNLs are informal lunches designed to enable sharing of effective teaching strategies as well as strategies for handling challenges in teaching. They are designed as another way for our tutors and teaching staff to meet to discuss teaching in a supportive environment.
Who can attend?
We warmly welcome all Business School staff with teaching responsibilities including full time staff, tutors, and any casual teaching staff. We cap the number attending to enhance the small-group atmosphere.
Why people like going
Participants say that they learn valuable tips to help make teaching easier and better; they value the chance to meet with other teachers/tutors to talk about what is working well; they like discussing the challenges of teaching in a supportive environment; they also value learning from each other across a variety Disciplines and teaching contexts. Most of all, they enjoy and appreciate the sense of community and support fostered in the luncheons.
The focus of the discussion changes at each luncheon, driven by participants interests and any challenges they might be facing in their teaching. The discussion is generally free-flowing, led by tutors themselves. We discuss ideas and our experiences teaching in various discipline contexts to identify a range of responses to challenges, and also to share the strategies that are working well for us in our teaching.
The registrations for the 2014 Lunch-N-Learns will open in February 2014. Staff will be notified by email when the registrations become available.
A scrumptious, complimentary lunch will be provided. Please advise by email if you have specialised dietary needs.
Free, but registration is essential.
H69 - Economics and Business Building, Level 2, Room 214/215, unless otherwise advised.
Payment for attending
Lunch is served from 1.00pm and focused discussion also starts at 1.00pm. Casual teaching staff on current a tutor contract are paid for their attendance for the discussion between 1.00 - 2.00pm.
Do LNLs count towards compulsory attendance in TDP
The luncheons do count towards the compulsory Tutor Development Program (TDP) attendance for returning tutors only. New tutors are required to fulfil their compulsory attendance via TDP module attendance, but are welcome and encouraged to attend Lunch-N-Learns also.
If you have any questions about these events, please contact Kellie Morrison, Teaching and Curriculum support consultant and Tutor Development Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org