Educational research seminars

The MCSHE Seminar Series provides a platform for sharing innovative health professions education research. Seminars are held monthly, local and international educational researchers are invited to share their scholarly work. This series includes webinars, micro-conference events (in collaboration with the University of Sydney) and methodological workshops. Through these seminars and workshops our aim is to improve the scholarship of health professions educational research in the Monash University FMNHS community. Throughout 2021 we will be providing access to these events by ZOOM video-conferencing .

MCSHE Seminar Series -

Associate Professor Elizabeth Yuriev  - STEMMing Effective Study Strategies

Monday 18th October 2021 11.30am - 12.30pm

A framework of effective study strategies includes spaced/distributed practice, retrieval practice, dual coding, and metacognition. However, extant evidence shows that students do not sufficiently engage with such practices and often resort to less effective approaches, such as cramming and highlighting.

Furthermore, many academics’ in STEMM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) are unfamiliar with the evidence developed for effective study strategies. Guidance to educators about how to implement evidence-based strategies contextualised within disciplines will allow them to better support their students to persevere with their learning in challenging knowledge domains

By the end of the seminar the participants will be able to

    *define the evidence-based effective study strategies
    *identify teaching and learning activities in their own teaching that support students in engaging with effective study strategies
    *generate ideas for developing teaching and learning activities to support students in engaging with effective study strategies

Presenter Biography

Elizabeth Yuriev is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University. She is an experienced chemistry educator and education researcher. Her work focuses on innovations to improve learning and teaching of employability skills, with an emphasis on skill development in problem solving, collaboration, and study skills. Her achievements in education innovation have been recognised with numerous awards, including Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Excellence award (2006 & 2016), Monash Teacher Accelerator award (2016), Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (The Australian Learning and Teaching Council, 2008), and RACI Chemistry Educator of the Year award (2019). She is influencing the quality of pharmacy and science education through her scholarly research, mentoring, presentations, and publications. Elizabeth has published her findings in Journal of Chemical Education, Chemistry Education Research and Practice, Higher Education Research & Development, and other journals.

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Health Education Research Micro-Conferences

A series of education research micro-conferences via Zoom presented to you in collaboration with Sydney Health Education Research Network

Program of events 2021:

  • Preparing the future workforce for practice, Tuesday 30th November 2021 12.30-1.30pm

November Micro-Conference – Preparing the future workforce for practice

Tuesday 30th November 12.30-1.30pm

      • Tammie Choi - An internship program that empowers international students to grow professionally and find their voice in the nutrition field
      • Delyse Leadbeatter- Exploring the possibilities and limits of the Tooth Bud program: A student-led, near-peer mentoring initiative for first-year dental students
      • Merran Blair - A systematic scoping review of the trends, challenges, opportunities and future needs of the dietetic workforce
      • Yu-Che Chang - Promoting professional socialization of medical students in emergency medicine clerkship rotation through pre-course high-fidelity simulation

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Recordings of previous Micro-Conferences 2021