12.30-1.30pm, Wed 16th August 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton
Presented by A/Professor Rosemary McKenzie (BA, MPH, PhD) and a Student and Alumni Panel including Kate Chalmers (BA), Anne-Marie Bollier (BA), Rujuta Nikam (BDS), and Jeanine Hourani (B Biomed. Hons)
While University teaching can sometimes feel as challenging as a winter sea swim, it also yields the excitement and satisfaction of a determined encounter with icy waves. Like the Dark Mofo swimmers, why else would we do it if we didn’t enjoy it?
Higher education is the central mission of a University but we don’t hear much about how it is delivered, to whom and what students think of it, or the returns and resourcing of teaching.
This seminar will reveal the key characteristics of teaching and learning in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (MSPGH): the programs on offer, the funds generated and how they are used; the profile of our students and their changing characteristics; our teachers, their workload and skill set. Current and past students will share what they love – and like less – about their learning experiences in public health and associated disciplines. The Director of Teaching and Learning in MSPGH, Associate Professor Rosemary McKenzie, will be joined by current and past members of the Melbourne Population Health Student Association (MPHSA) to uncover the rich and complex body of work that is teaching and learning in MSPGH.