12.30-1.30pm, Wed 13th April 2016
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton
Professor Richard James, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Director of the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Teaching has always been at the heart of higher education. However, in an increasingly research and engagement focused higher education sector, many academics are looking for ways of creating synergies between the domains of their work (and keeping their heads above water). The challenge for many lies in developing fertile interlinkages between research, engagement and teaching. In this seminar, Professor James will discuss changing ideas about the nature of academic work and the place and status of teaching. He will put forward some new ideas about the relationships between research, teaching and learning, and engagement. As a leader in teaching and learning Professor James will provide a compelling (and positive) answer to the question “Why teach”?