Grants

Statement about grants

Grants from 2000

Taylor CE Whitaker N Kofod M Hughes C Lutze-Mann L and Ross PM (2008-2009) Using Threshold concepts to generate a new understanding of teaching and learning biology $191,400 Carrick Institute (Australian Learning and Teaching Council)

Lilje O, Breen V, Lewis A, Yalcin A (2008) Online Report Writing Evaluation Tool, $10,000 Small Teaching Improvement and Equipment Scheme

Lilje O, Breen V, Lewis A, Yalcin A (2008) An evaluation of the influence of the Online Report Writing Evaluation Tool (ORWET) on the development of scientific report writing skills $5000 Science Faculty Educational Research (SciFER) grant Taylor CE (2008) Experiencing the feedback process: teacher and student activities associated with the provision of feedback on draft written assignments $4785 SciFER* Grant

Taylor CE & Chambers J (2008) Engaging with the Sciences – integrated mentoring and development programs for undergraduate students and teaching staff $102,362 TIES (Teaching Improvement and Equipment Scheme) Large Grant

Bartimote-Aufflick K George A Sharma M O’ Byrne J Taylor CE Walker R Collier M Smith L Debus R (2008) Developing student motivation and interest $50,000 TIES (Teaching Improvement and Equipment Scheme) Large Grant

Sutherland E Preston C Osborne A and Taylor CE (2008) Enhancing primary science education through the development of science literacy: a joint initiative between the faculties of Education and Science. $39,207.20 TIES (Teaching Improvement and Equipment Scheme) Large Grant

Lilje O & Taylor CE (2007) ORWET and Reading the Scientific Literature $47,310 TIES (Teaching Improvement and Equipment Scheme) Large Grant

May E Quinnell R Peat M & Taylor CE (2007) Longitudinal tracking of changes in Learner Profile in tertiary Biology students $2,200 SciFER Grant

Lilje O (2007) An evaluation of the influence of the Online Report Writing Evaluation Tool (ORWET) on the development of scientific report writing skills $5650 SciFER Grant

Lilje O (2007) Ongoing development of online teaching and learning materials for a large first year class $9,965 TIES (Teaching Improvement and Equipment Scheme) Small Grant

Taylor CE (2007) Creating content materials for Reading the Scientific Literature project $8,000 TIES (Teaching Improvement and Equipment Scheme) Small Grant

Taylor CE (2006) Creating an Assessment Matrix for generic attributes in the sciences $40,000 Faculty of Science Teaching Improvement Fund

Taylor C & Peat M (2006) Extension of learning activities within the first year biology self-assessment modules $8,000 from the Faculty of Science Teaching Improvement Fund, with matching funds from the School of Biological Sciences

Henwood M Hanfling S Brownlee R & Quinnell R (2005) eBot: a collaborative learning object database for the plant sciences $50,000 Faculty of Science Teaching Improvement Fund grant

Kay J, Taylor C and Hubble T (2005) Closing the Loop on Unit of Study Evaluations $30,000 from the University Teaching Improvement Fund

Krause K-L Harris K-L James R Peat M Taylor CE & Gleeson D (2005) Enhancing the Assessment of Learning in Australian Higher Education: Biological Sciences $98,641 from the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Australia

May E (2005) Production of a virtual snail dissection $1,500 from the School of Biological Sciences Learning Materials Grants 2005) (small grant for computer development support)

May E & Quinnell R (2005) To improve, via a web portal, the dissemination of curriculum information in the School of Biological Sciences $2,000 from the School of Biological Sciences Learning Materials Grants 2005) (small grant for computer development support)

Quinnell R & May E (2005) Digital video camera: enabling continued ICT developments $1,500 from the School of Biological Sciences Learning Materials Grants 2005) (small grant for computer development support)

Quinnell R & Drury H (2005) Extending and aligning the existing online laboratory report writing program in biological sciences $1,500 from the School of Biological Sciences Learning Materials Grants 2005) (small grant for computer development support)

Quinnell R (2005) Microscopy imaging devices for class use $1,500 (from the School of Biological Sciences Learning Materials Grants 2005)

Quinnell R & Overall R (2005) To improve flexible delivery of ICT learning resources in Plant Form and Function (Production of a CD of Plant Science learning resources) $2,000 from the School of Biological Sciences Learning Materials Grants 2005) (small grant for computer development support).

Quinnell R (2005) To improve numeracy confidence of students enrolled in Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology $2,000 from the School of Biological Sciences Learning Materials Grants 2005) (small grant for computer development support)

Quinnell R & May E (2005) Preparation of interactive program on the use of the microscope $2,000 from the School of Biological Sciences Learning Materials Grants 2005) (small grant for computer development support)

Quinnell R (2005) ICT teaching and learning support facility: Ashby Audiovisual Laboratory $50,000 Sesqui Teaching Equipment Fund

Quinnell R & May E (2005) Audio-visual projection equipment & camera for teaching laboratories in A11 and A12 $36,000 Sesqui Teaching Equipment Fund

Quinnell R & Overall R (2004) Plant Sciences laboratory equipment $50,000 Sesqui Teaching Equipment Fund

Henwood M Peat M Hanfling S French K & Pellow B (2004) e-Flora: a Botanical Resource for Environmental Educators $96,039 from Environmental Trust, Education Program Grant 2004

Henwood M Peat M & Hanfling S (2004) e-Flora Image Bank $6,000 from the Faculty of Science Teaching Improvement Fund 2004, with matching funds ($6,000) from the School of Biological Sciences

Henwood M Peat M & Hanfling S (2004) e-Flora Image Bank $1,500 from the School of Biological Sciences Learning Materials Grants 2004) (small grant for computer development support).

PLANT SCIENCE MANAGEMENT TEAM (2004) Collaborative teaching in the Plant Sciences $50,000 Faculty of Science Teaching Improvement Fund 2004

Peat M Franklin S & George A (2004) Exploring benchmarking with national and international partners: comparison of Sydney and Melbourne chemistry and Biology first year units of study. $10,000 from Faculty of Science Teaching Improvement Fund 2004

Quinnell R (2004) Oxygen electrodes $10,000 (from the School of Biological Sciences Learning Materials Grants 2004)

Taylor C (2004) $13,700 from the University of Sydney SESQUI Teaching Equipment Fund for replacement spectrophotometers.

Franklin, S. & Peat, M. (2002/2003) To determine a methodology to investigate whether use of voluntary computer-based self-assessment opportunities improves student performance. $NZ5,000 from NextEd and ASCILITE

George A Stewart C Placing K & Peat M (2003) Tutor and Demonstrator Training: The Management of Small Group Teaching and Learning $35,000 from Faculty of Science Teaching Development Fund 2003

Peat M Taylor CE Stewart C & Fernandez A (2003) Enhancing the employability of Science graduates: increasing the awareness of students and staff to the needs of the employers. $40,000 from Faculty of Science Teaching Development Fund 2003

Peat, M. & Taylor, C. (2003) $40,000 from Teaching Improvement Fund 2003. Enhancing the employability of Science graduates: increasing the awareness of students and staff to the needs of the employers

Franklin S Peat M & Taylor CE (2002) Recycling teaching materials: a new slant on old favourites $5,000 from Faculty of Science Teaching Development Fund 2004, with matching funds ($5,000) from the School of Biological Sciences

Masters A & Peat M (2002) Web-based delivery of the compulsory Senior Chemistry module, Laboratory Practices $6,000 from Science Faculty Teaching Development Fund, with additional funding from the School of Chemistry (3,000)

Peat, M. & King, M. (2002) Teaching Sciences in English: a professional development course for Chinese university science teachers. $10,000 International Development Fund Grant, University of Sydney

Peat, M. & Sperring, T. (2002) Teaching Sciences in English: a professional development course for Chinese university science teachers $10,000 International Development Fund Grant, University of Sydney

May E Thompson M & Mackay-Wood R (2001) Development of Web-based dry practical material for BIOL2001 Animals A and BIOL2002 Animals B $5,000 from Faculty of Science Teaching Development Fund 2004, with matching funds ($5,000) from the School of Biological Sciences

Peat M & Fernandez (2001) Building a responsive and effective service teaching program $85,000 from the College of Sciences and Technology Teaching Improvement Fund for 2001 & 2002

Peat, M., Quinnell, R., Franklin, S. & Hudson, S. (2001) Pathways to becoming a professional biologist: empowering first year students. $6,600 Faculty of Science Teaching Development Fund 2001, with matching funds from the School of Biological Sciences

Peat, M & Franklin, S (2000) Selected participants in a major evaluation project “Learning-centred Evaluation of computer-Facilitated Learning Projects in Higher Education” $3,000 from ASCILITE & CUTSD

* SciFER = Science Faculty Education Research Group