David Birbeck Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia 2015

David Birbeck

Dr David Birbeck is a lecturer in Academic Development at the University of South Australia (UniSA). David has been at UniSA for 8 years; initially as a lecturer in the School of Education and for the last three years worked on secondment as an academic developer in the Division of Health Sciences. David has led and/or implemented a number of teaching and learning initiatives including ‘Building innovation in Learning and Teaching’ (BUILT) and Peer Partnerships in the Division of Health Sciences. David is actively researching how to better understand and support the needs of new teaching staff and as part of this research working on two projects. The first is an innovative approach to mapping and modelling curriculum called Dynamic Interactive Mapping and Modelling (DIMM) which will help new lecturers better understand where their course fits within a program and assist them to make informed enhancements. The second, Course Handover will help new course coordinators better understand the purpose and needs of a specific course. Course Handover is his first national initiative through the Office of Learning and Teaching.

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