First MEERG Symposium

Professor Darrell Evans and Associate Professor Angela Carbone

Professor Darrell Evans and Associate Professor Angela Carbone

Staff will have the chance to showcase their current learning and teaching research projects and explore opportunities for future collaboration at the first Monash Educational Excellence Research Group (MEERG) Symposium in Caulfield.

MEERG offers a variety of seminars throughout the year but this is its first symposium. The symposium aims to use a range of conceptual and theoretical models to showcase learning and teaching research in higher education, to connect academics and ideas across disciplines, and also to celebrate the success of MEERG members.

The symposium will feature presentations by:

  • new Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching) Professor Darrell Evans
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor Adam Shoemaker,
  • Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) grant recipients
  • Monash Learning and Teaching Fellows, and 
  • Educational Research Group leaders.

There will also be roundtable sessions on a variety of learning and teaching topics.

Associate Professor Angela Carbone, Associate Director of the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching) and Chair of MEERG, said the symposium was an exciting event for anyone interested in learning and teaching research.

"I am extremely proud to be leading MEERG and the symposium will provide a great opportunity in which innovative learning and teaching projects can be disseminated across Monash to have a greater impact on our students’ learning experience," Associate Professor Carbone said.

"This will also be an opportunity to welcome new Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching), Professor Darrell Evans, to Monash and hear his thoughts in the opening address."

MEERG exists to foster collaboration in learning and teaching research, innovation and practice, upskill its members, increase the number of collaborative projects across faculties and discipline groups, increase research outputs, and advance the quality of teaching at Monash. Members of MEERG come from all faculties and include recipients of Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) grants, awards, citations and fellowships, as well as Vice-Chancellor’s and faculty-based awards and citations.

The MEERG Symposium will be held from 9.30am to 5pm, Wednesday 20 Feb 2013 at Rm H1.16, Bld H, Caulfield campus. 

Please visit the symposium website for more information and to register.