The College of Medicine and Dentistry (CMD) undertakes strategic activities in learning and teaching to support our academic staff and enhance student learning experiences.
This webpage is designed to serve as a toolkit that provides learning and teaching resources to support staff in effectively delivering content material that engage students and fosters lifelong learning. The toolkit features information on functional teaching strategies and assessment methods.
Browse through the categories presented below to access the useful resources that we have developed to assist your teaching.
Providing effective feedback
Learn from some of our current staff on how to use the most appropriate forms of feedback in learning and teaching.
Managing small group teaching sessions
Small group management includes tutorials, discussion groups, clinical teaching, simulations, seminars, plenary sessions, team-based learning, and home groups. We have included a webinar from one of our staff on how to organise small group sessions to encourage and foster learning among students
Engaging students in high cognitive thinking
It is important to create active learning environments that engage students and make their lifelong learners. Learn from our seasoned staff on how to engage students in high cognitive thinking.
CMD Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards
The College of Medicine and Dentistry Teaching Excellence Awards recognise staff who have made exceptional contributions to learning and teaching in the College. These awards are held annually and are presented at the final Learning and Teaching meeting for the year.
All staff and students within the CMD may nominate any eligible academic, professional, or technical staff member who is currently employed on a casual or ongoing basis within the College.
Self-nominations are not permitted.
Up to five awards are available, and each awardee will receive a certificate and gift card to the value of $200.
For the purposes of these awards, all nominations must relate to contributions to student learning in undergraduate and/or postgraduate coursework programs.
Receiving a Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence is an esteemed accomplishment. Please consider nominating a colleague who you believe meets one of the following categories:
The nominee must be selected in ONE of these categories:
Commitment to, enthusiasm and passion for, learning and teaching
Promotion of, and advocacy for, improvement of learning and teaching
Track-record of scholarship of learning and teaching
Mentoring of students and/or other educators
Creativity and innovation in traditional or technology-based learning environments
Evidence will be required to support your nomination. Please see the nomination form for details.
Nominations for the 2022 Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence will open at the end of August and close on 31 October 2022.
Our teachers are central to student success, and it is clear from the many nominations received year after year for the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence that the CMD is rich with ideas and innovations and that we’re passionate about teaching.