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Seminar : Topic 1: Curriculum development, accreditation and evaluation. Topic 2: AI/Chat GPT and its educational application.

Seminar 1: Curriculum development, accreditation and evaluation (13h30).
Seminar 2: AI/Chat GPT and its educational application (15h00).

  • Time: 28th August 2023, 13h30 - 16h00
  • Venue: HCMC Archives Room, 97 Vo Van Tan Street, District 3
  • Speakers:  
    1. Professor Jo-Anne Ferreira – Dean (Learning and Teaching Futures) at the University of Southern Queensland.
    2. Professor Lyn Alderman - Dean (Academic Transformation) at the University of Southern Queensland.
  • Participants: TESOL Postgraduates and lecturers

Registration link: https://forms.gle/ptcKA3w4aA3sN198A

Jo-Anne Ferreira is the Dean (Learning and Teaching Futures) at the University of Southern Queensland. In this role she has responsibility for leading Learning and Teaching innovation, including key initiatives on Re-imagining Assessment, Virtual Learning, Microcredentials, Work Integrated Learning, First Year Experience and Employability, and Academic Development. Prior to this she was the Head of School and Dean (Education) (UniSQ), Professor of Sustainability Education (La Trobe University) and Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning and Academic Director, SCU Online (Southern Cross University).
Jo-Anne’s research field is sociology of education, with a special interest in post-structuralist theories of identity, embodiment and power in environmental and sustainability education, and online learning. She was Australian Environmental Educator of the Year in 2017 and has held a number of advisory roles for NGOs and government agencies, nationally and internationally. She has also developed and delivered award-winning education programs for school students, teachers and community educators in Australia, South Africa and across the Asia-Pacific region. She has most recently led a decade-long research project on systems-based processes for embedding sustainability in teacher education and is currently a joint CI on an international research project on intergenerational learning with a focus on waste education.


With over thirty-five years' experience, Professor Lyn Alderman is a higher education and evaluation expert who specialises in process and impact evaluation, monitoring and evaluation frameworks design, policy design and program conceptualisation, institutional learning analytics, performance models and engendering widespread organisational change. Lyn currently holds the position of Dean (Academic Transformation) at the University of Southern Queensland tasked with leading the development and implementation of University-wide initiatives with the goals of strengthening education quality, learning and teaching, and the student experience. This role encompasses curriculum review and accreditation, recognition of prior learning, evaluation methodologies, academic integrity, curriculum management system, monitoring and reporting, curriculum enhancement conversations all leading to an improved experience for students. Recent highlights are the establishment of a graduate program and an undergraduate degree focused solely on the transition of veterans from defence into industry.
As the inaugural Chief Evaluator, Australian Department of Social Services (2017-2019), Lyn worked across all streams and sections across the department project managing $17 million in evaluation projects and procuring $25 million in external independent evaluations. Lyn’s experience spans several sectors including government, nonprofit, corporate, higher education and vocational education. Her qualifications include: Doctor of Philosophy in evaluation of higher education government policy; Master of Education research in curriculum analysis; and Bachelor of Education (Adult Education).


Registration link: https://forms.gle/ptcKA3w4aA3sN198A






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