UNSW MedEd Interest Group

A UNSW network group for staff interested in medical education.

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MedEd Newsletters

Posted by on May 31st, 2011 · Newsletters

The MedEd Newsletters hold useful information about MedEd and other activities.  Please click on the following link to access the latest newsletter:


June MedEd Meeting 10:30am

Posted by on May 31st, 2011 · Seminar series information

For the June MedEd meeting, we have put together a very interesting and hopefully inspiring session about designing assessment of courses.

Science / Medicine Joint meeting on Undergraduate Course Assessment
A/Prof Chris Hughes facilitating.
Presentations from convenors across medical science and science courses:
to illustrate and discuss how they have designed their course assessments
Wed 8th June
10.30am – 12pm (Please note the earlier time than previously advertised)
Mathews Scenario Group Room 6 Level 1
(Basement level – one floor down from the Mathews lift foyer, near the lift)
Tea and coffee will be available
Please RSVP to Rachel by 6th June : rachelt@unsw.edu.au

MedEd meeting Wed 13th April – Issues in Assessment

Posted by on March 28th, 2011 · Uncategorized

The first MedEd seminar meeting of the year is on Wed 13th April 12-1pm in Lower Ground Seminar Room of Wallace Wurth.

Prof Phil Jones will lead a discussion on identifying and tackling key issues in assessment in medical education. From this discussion we hope to identify key topics for future seminars.

All Welcome

Video-conferencing available – please email Rachel (rachelt@unsw.edu.au)

UNSW Network of Work Integrated Learning Educators (WILEd)

Posted by on March 24th, 2011 · Learning and Teaching @UNSW

This new network group has great relevance to clinical teachers in the medical program and practice-based supervisors in the exercise physiology program.

The UNSW Network of WILEd is for academic and professional staff members who are involved in professional placements or practicums, fieldwork, industrial training, cooperative education, field education, service learning, international or local, internships, volunteering, mentoring and other work integrated learning opportunities for students. Learning & Teaching @ UNSW and Careers and Employment have collaborated on this project to develop a University wide network of educators who work within a professional placement context. The network group will meet 4 times per semester to share best practice and participate in focussed discussions on topics such as:

  • Preparation of students
  • Teaching / Supervision
  • Career Development Learning
  • Assessment
  • Evaluation
  • Systems
  • Legal & Risk

Meeting dates

4th May, 1st June, 13th Jul, 24th Aug, 5th Oct and 23rd Nov

Venue: Learning and Teaching @ UNSW, Level 4, Matthews Building

Time: 12- 1:20pm (BYO lunch)

Bring: Ideas and suggestions for meeting topics and discussion

For more information, contact :

Keri Moore, Learning & Teaching @ UNSW on 9385 6188 or keri.moore@unsw.edu.au, Or
Taye Morris, UNSW Careers and Employment on 9385 5432 or t.morris@unsw.edu.au

See the WILEd webpage for more information about the group, resources and conferences etc:


L&T FORUM 5th May 2011 – Assessment As Learning

Posted by on March 22nd, 2011 · Learning and Teaching @UNSW

The 2011 Semester 1 Learning & Teaching Forum is open to all UNSW staff with an interest in learning and teaching.

9.30am – 2.00pm (registration from 9am)
John Niland Scientia Building

The keynote speaker is Associate Professor David Carless, Head of the Division of English Language Education, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong.  David has written extensively about learning-oriented assessment, feedback and trust in relation to higher education assessment.  He was the director of the LOAP research project (Learning Oriented Assessment Practices), an initiative promoting assessment change across universities in Hong Kong.  An output from the project was a practical sourcebook, How Assessment Supports Learning (Hong Kong University Press).

The 2011 Semester 1 Learning and Teaching forum will:

  • Focus on assessment as an integral part of learning
  • Explore the role feedback plays in assessment
  • Showcase some technologies that can help us assess learning and improve feedback
  • Identify areas for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our assessment practices

** You must register to attend this event. Click here to register **
Registration closes 21 April but availability is filling up fast = so don’t wait too long to register if you are keen to attend.

If you have any queries or difficulties registering, please contact Dominique Wilson on ltevents@unsw.edu.au.

Lunch will be provided at the forum.

Proposed MedEd Interest Group seminar meeting dates 2011

Posted by on March 15th, 2011 · Seminar series information

Dates for your diary – some locations to be advised

Wed 13 April 12-1pm Wallace Wurth Lower Ground seminar Room LG02

Wed 11 May 12-1pm Wallace Wurth Lower Ground seminar Room LG02

Wed 8 June 12-1pm Mathews Scenario Room 6 (level 1, basement)

No meeting in July

Tues 9th Aug 8-9am Mathews Scenario Room 6 (level 1, basement)

Wed 14 Sept 12-1pm Mathews Scenario Room 6 (level 1, basement)

Tues 11 Oct 8-9am

Wed 9th Nov 12-1pm

Wed 7th Dec 9am -2pm Faculty L&T Forum

Topics and speakers to be advised shortly

Welcome to the MedEd Interest Group @ UNSW

Posted by on August 6th, 2009 · General messages

The MedEd Interest Group formed in November 2006 following a research presentation forum held at UNSW. It aims to bring together medical faculty staff interested in education issues to support scholarly practice, encourage research and create new networks amongst its members.

Our main activities include this new Blog, a monthly seminar series, a monthly newsletter, and an annual research forum. We will keep you in touch with upcoming grants, conferences, awards and new L&T publications, innovations and lots, lots more..