Besides paper presentations and roundtable discussions by faculty colleagues, which addressed a range of teaching and learning issues, including collaborative learning, assessment, enhancing student and peer engagement, learning analytics, and discussions related to Industry 4.0, Campus Conference 2018 also saw increased student participation, in particular during the newly introduced PechaKucha and 3MT (3-Minute Thesis) presentations.
During the experience-centric PechaKucha sessions, students worked with faculty colleagues to present on such topics as the use of social media platforms to enhance learning during chemistry laboratory sessions, and providing authentic research experiences in a third-year life sciences course.
The 3MT sessions also drew much attention, with many attending to listen to students sharing their research in a succinct yet comprehensive way. The presentations were oriented towards a public audience and featured a variety of topics related to breast cancer, dengue, tsunami, and tuberculosis.
The conference provided participants with much food for thought on the ways we could shape curriculum and our teaching approaches for students to have an authentic voice in knowledge creation and cultivate a disposition for lifelong learning.