Past events

Spotlight 2013

The 2013 Spotlight on Teaching and Learning Colloquium was held on 26-27th August.

Download the Spotlight 2013 programme in PDF format (84KB)
Download the Spotlight 2013 proceedings in PDF format (2MB)


9.00am – 10.00am: Session 1 – Opening plenary (St David Lecture Theatre)

Mark Brunton (Office of Māori Development)


Jenny McDonald (HEDC)


Teaching and research at Otago: The Place of Values
Gill Rutherford (UOCE)

10.00am – 11.00am: Session 2

Seminar Room 1

Seminar Room 2

Seminar Room 3

Invited papers (#72, 69, 70)

Distance teaching ophthalmic basic sciences
Gordon Sanderson (Dunedin School of Medicine)

Towards the use of podcasts as an integrated teaching tool
Tony Zaharic (Biochemistry), Lisa Russell, Phil Bishop (Zoology), Jacques van der Meer (UOCE), Richard Zeng, and Jenny McDonald (HEDC)

Developing a blended learning approach for teaching rheumatology across the three clinical medical schools at the University of Otago
Simon Stebbings (Rheumatology), Nasser Bagheri (Medicine), Kellie Perrie (Medicine), Phil Blyth (Medicine), and Jenny McDonald (HEDC)
View the presentation on UniTube

Papers (#64, 49, 32)

Approaches to examining publication-based PhDs
Sharon Sharmini (HEDC) and Rachel Spronken-Smith (GRS)

Experiences from a PhD Viva team in New Zealand: Implications for practice and policy?
Wee Chun Tan and Vijay Kumar Mallan (HEDC)

Surviving the thesis journey
Thelma Fisher (Library)
View the presentation on UniTube

Workshop (#13)

Why we do what we do in teaching
Althea Blakey (HEDC)

11.00am – 11.30am: Morning tea (foyer)

11.30am – 12.30pm: Session 3

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Invited papers (#73, 71, 68)

A blog-based research journal to accompany fourth-year student dissertations
Miranda Mirosa (Food Science)

Student Wikipedia reports
Ben Wooliscroft (Marketing)

Google Adwords: A tool to bring the market place into the classrooms
Mathew Parackal (Marketing)
View the presentation on UniTube

Papers (#22, 58, 43)

A longitudinal study of deep, surface and strategic approaches to learning
Fiona McDonald (Physiology), John Reynolds (Anatomy), Rachel Spronken-Smith (GRS) and Ann Bixley (Biochemistry)

Increasing Māori students’ success in the Health Sciences
Sarona Fruean (Health Sciences)

Individualized feedback on performance in multiplechoice question based assessments
Ruth Napper, Rachel Lissaman and Rebecca Bird (Anatomy)

Workshop (#10)

Do we need to develop a scholarship of publication and if so what would it look like?
Anita Gibbs (Sociology, Gender and Social Work)
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12.30pm – 1.00pm: Session 4

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Papers (#66, 39)

What can higher education learn from schools’ Tātaiako cultural competencies? A framework for reading dental student outplacement project data
Vivienne Anderson (UOCE), Mary Furnari (HEDC), Sonia Rapana, Fallyn Flavell (Tipu Ora Charitable Trust, Rotorua) and John Broughton (Dentistry)

Co-managing the sustainability of University internship programmes
Martin Tolich (Sociology) and Sally Carson (Marine Studies)

Papers (#19, 36)

Why international students choose to study at the University of Otago
Stephanie Baddock (Anatomy) and Madhvi Laxman (Information Science)
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Why and how to internationalise tort lawcurriculum content
Tiho Mijatov (Law) and Rachel Spronken-Smith (GRS)
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Papers (#54, 31)

Otago Locals – fostering a sense of belonging
Steve Scott (Zoology), Angela Mclean, Carole Scott, Hayley Horwood
(HEDC) and Sandra Spence (Schools’ Liaison Office)

Using attachment to guide tertiary students teaching
Kumari Valentine (Psychological Medicine)

1.00pm – 2.00pm: Lunch (foyer)

2.00pm – 3.00pm: Session 5

Seminar Room 1

Seminar Room 2

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Panel (#9)

MOOCs: revolution and/or hyperbole? An Otago perspective
Paul Hansen (Economics), Lisa Houghton (Human Nutrition), Mark McGuire (Applied Sciences), and Michael Winikoff (Information
Chair: Vernon Squire (DVC A&I)

Papers (#50, 7, 16)

A framework for communicating undergraduate research and inquiry
Rachel Spronken-Smith (GRS)
View the presentation on UniTube

Publishing with students: Getting their voice out there
Steven Sexton (UOCE)

Plagiarism: a crusade or a learning opportunity? How students understand plagiarism policy
Lee Adam (HEDC)

Workshop (#24)

Is that what you think? Exploring commonly held perceptions about student evaluations
Sarah Stein and Adon Moskal (HEDC)

3.00pm – 4.30pm: Session 6 – Creative communications sessions (mezzanine)

(#74) Uni-ukes: A veritable community of practice
Leader: Jennifer Cattermole (Music)

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Seminar Room 6

Presentations (#42, 67)

Paint a picture of peace
Richard Jackson (National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies)

Growing post-graduates from the grassroots and upward!
Tepora Pukepuke (Department of Social Practice, Unitec)

Poster boasters (#21, 25, 29, 38, 46, 56, 57)

When more is less: An example of a blended learning approach to teaching research skills, including critical thinking about information sources, and how this approach delivers more content with less pressure on class scheduling and contact time
Shiobhan Smith (Library)

Les Liaisons Dangereuses: The role of the embedded librarian
Cate Bardwell and Sue Weddell (Library)

Reaching the unreached: The role of ICT to support PhD students’ research process
Kwongnui Sim (HEDC)
View the poster on UniTube

Enhancing self-efficacy for computer spreadsheet skills through teaching labs and self-help learning in first-year Biophysical Foundation students
Motohide Miyahara and James Novis (School of Physical Education)

Professional supervision – an integral component of undergraduate medical education
Helen Winter and Joy Percy (Medical Education Unit, Wellington)

Adapting the peer review teaching process for ‘teaching on the run’ in clinical learning environments
Helen Winter and Joy Percy (Medical Education Unit, Wellington)

Developing an eLearning tool to teach professionalism – ‘learning from Chrissie’
Helen Winter (Medical Education Unit, Wellington) and Nick Leney

Presentations (#15, 14)

“We’re singing in the dark?!?” A pre-European Māori method of teaching in a tertiary institution
Karyn Paringatai (Te Tumu)

Don’t Fear The Reaper: Reconfiguration of teaching and musical technologies (and inevitable resultant apprehension)
Robert Burns (Music) and Swee-Kin Loke (HEDC)
View the presentation on UniTube

Poster boasters (#52, 53, 55, 65, 63, 23, 75)

Fashionable, appealing, illusive, and still evolving: The notion of Threshold Concepts and their place in Computer Science education
Janet Rountree, Anthony Robins and Nathan Rountree (Computer Science)

Experience using an online video annotation tool for reflective practice
Steve Gallagher (Psychological Medicine), Janet Rountree (Dentistry), Bernadette Drummond (Dentistry), Jane Millichamp (Psychological Medicine) and Maria Stubbe (Primary Health Care & General Practice, Wellington)

Undergraduate dental students’ perceptions of working with children – what did students view as the positive and negative aspects?
Janet Rountree and Bernadette Drummond (Dentistry)

Mobile resources for students: Anytime, anywhere access to course material
Bill Anderson (Distance Learning) and Matthew Smart (elearning, ITS)

A Teaching Culture Inventory to assess and enhance the departmental learning space
Rachel Spronken-Smith (GRS)

Inform your practice: Practise your InForm
Adon Moskal and Sarah Stein (HEDC)

Experiential education: A sales proposition with zero budget
Mathew Parackal and Sergio Biggemann (Marketing)

4.30pm – 6.00pm: Exploration of exhibits with wine and cheese (mezzanine)


9.30am – 10.30am: Session 7

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Seminar Room 2

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Panel (#48)

What do we do about unintentional plagiarism?
Lee Adam (HEDC), Brigid Casey (Commerce), David Cross (Student Administration), Karen Nairn (UOCE) and Sarah Stein (HEDC)

Papers (#28, 34, 17)

Online discussions: Reflection for intercultural learning in medicine
Mary Furnari (HEDC)
View the presentation on UniTube

Developing Health Sciences students’ information skills through online self-paced learning
Sarah Gallagher and Trish Leishman (Library)

What do staff and students in the Faculty of Medicine understand e-learning to be and what are the implications for its effective implementation?
David Tordoff (Faculty of Medicine)
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Workshop (#26)

What would you do? Discussing problematic teaching situations
Peter Schwartz (Pathology) and Clinton Golding (HEDC)

10.30am – 11.00am: Morning tea (foyer)

11.00am – 12.00pm: Session 8

Seminar Room 1

Seminar Room 2

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Panel (#11)

Developing a research instrument to explore university-teachers’ perspectives on which aspects of academic integrity students learn as they experience supervised undergraduate-research
Kerry Shephard (HEDC), Tiffany Trotman (Humanities), Mary Furnari (HEDC) and Erika Loftstrom (University Centre for Research and Development of Higher Education, University of Helsinki)

Papers (#35, 18, 40)

Informal language learning practices on Facebook
Antonie Alm (Languages and Cultures)

A web based distance learning course for Trainee Interns; how to blogger it up
David Tordoff (Faculty of Medicine)
View the presentation on UniTube

Social media as a teaching tool: Oral Health students’ blogging their way to becoming social media ‘savvy’
Rebecca Ahmadi (Dentistry)

Workshop (#30)

Effective teaching strategies for a flipped classroom
Megan Anakin (UOCE)
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12.00pm – 1.00pm: Lunch (foyer)

1.00pm – 2.00pm: Session 9

Seminar Room 1

Seminar Room 2

Seminar Room 3

Papers (#37, 60, 12)

Teaching clinical reasoning to undergraduate medical students: Introduction to patient handover
Roshan Perera (Medical Education Unit, Wellington)

Experiential science education
Rainer Hofmann (Agriculture and Life Sciences, Lincoln University)

Undergraduate numeracy in the Business School
Chris Linsell (UOCE) and Brigid Casey (Commerce)

Papers (#33, 59, 5)

Why and how should lecturers engage with graduate outcomes?
Rachel Spronken-Smith (GRS), Carol Bond and Angela McLean (HEDC)
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Critical pedagogy, higher education and a more equal society
Joanna Joseph Jeyaraj (HEDC)
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Re-thinking an educational concept: Rethinking addiction
Helen Moriarty (Primary Health Care and General Practice)

Workshop (#20)

Feed the Research Monster: Making RSS feeds work for you!
Charlotte Brown, Shiobhan Smith and Sarah Gallagher (Library)

2.00pm – 2.30pm: Session 10 – Closing plenary (St David Lecture Theatre)

Reflections on Spotlight 2013
Tony Harland (HEDC) and Spotlight Programme Committee

Spotlight 2011

The 2011 Spotlight on Teaching and Learning colloquium was held on 29-30th August.

Download the 2011 Spotlight programme (PDF, 1.72MB)

Download the 2011 Spotlight proceedings (PDF, 2.27MB)

Spotlight 2006

This event was held on 13 November 2006.

Download the 2006 Spotlight programme (PDF, 129KB)

Download the 2006 Spotlight abstracts (PDF, 223KB)