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More clues, cues and signposts please: First year student views on assignments – CRADLE Seminar Series

A full house at Deakin Downtown and many more online joined us to hear CQUniversity’s Dr Joanne Dargusch discuss how to translate research on diverse students’ assessment experiences into practical action, the latest presentation in our 2019 CRADLE Seminar Series. Here, CRADLE PhD candidate Sarah Lambert shares her key takeaways from Joanne’s seminar – and […]


Academic promotion for CRADLE researchers

CRADLE is delighted to announce that two of our researchers have recently achieved academic promotion, recognising their significant contributions to higher education research and scholarship. A/Prof. Margaret Bearman has been awarded promotion to Professor, and Dr Joanna Tai has been awarded promotion to Senior Research Fellow.

Events News Research

CRADLE In Conversation: Strengthening impact and engagement in research on higher education – 14 October 2019

Join us on Monday 14 October at 2.00 pm for an interactive panel discussion about strengthening impact and engagement in research on higher education, featuring Prof. Peter Goodyear (University of Sydney), Prof. Jill Blackmore (Deakin University), A/Prof. Ly Tran (Deakin University) and Prof. David Boud (Deakin University) and hosted by CRADLE’s A/Prof. Rola Ajjawi.

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Informal interaction and professional learning: Considerations for higher education – Seminar: 15 October 2019

Conversations about teaching in higher education occur despite contexts which offer inconsistent support for teaching development – so how might conversations between colleagues enhance professional learning? Join us for our final presentation in the 2019 CRADLE Seminar Series to hear the University of Sydney’s Dr Kate Thomson explore the influence of informal conversations on academics’ […]

Collaboration CRADLE Visitors Reflections

A cradle of thoughts and academic friendship – Jiming Zhou reflects on her time at CRADLE

In September last year, Dr Jiming Zhou (Fudan University) arrived for a year’s visit to CRADLE. Her stay has included research exploring Chinese international students’ assessment experiences in Australian universities, a CRADLE Seminar Series presentation on the same topic, and plenty of research conversations with the CRADLE team.

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Using research into diverse students’ assessment experiences to change practice – Seminar: 17 September 2019

Students entering higher education are increasingly diverse, and their early experiences of assessment can play a significant role in shaping their self-efficacy, motivation and approaches to learning. As such, how initial assessment experiences are structured and scaffolded is of growing importance for improving academic outcomes and retention. Join CQUniversity’s Dr Joanne Dargusch as she discusses […]