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Melano, Anne L. Dr

Project Manager

  • Curriculum Design & Development - Learning, Teaching & Curriculum

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2014 Transnational Teaching and Learning
    2011 Articulating and comparing standards through benchmarking of assessment
    2013 Ecophilosophy and communalist utopian novels: do bicycles and biotechnology go together?
    Published in   Social Sciences Directory

Research Overview


  • Higher education: building capstone and professional experiences for students; creating authentic assessments to support student portfolios and their journeys beyond the university; converting the tacit knowledge of higher education teaching staff into explicit knowledge and shared practice.

    Literary studies: utopian, post-apocalyptic, science fiction and fantasy fictions and films, and how our utopian imaginings are changing in an age of environmental catastrophe.

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2015

    Published In
    Student Success
    2013

    Published In
    Social Sciences Directory
    2009

    Published In
    Crossroads: an interdisciplinary journal for the study of history, philosophy, religion and classics
  • Book

    Year Title
    2014

    Publisher
    Sydney
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2011

    Published In
    The 10th annual Australian Quality Forum (AUQF)

Impact Story


  • During a period teaching in several subjects in the Professional Writing stream, I redesigned assessments and teaching activities to give students significant real-world experiences. Students were able to build up a portfolio of professional work, develop confidence in their ability to take on new projects, and understand how their university experience was preparing them for future professions.

Teaching Overview


  • Philosophy
    I try to give students presence, where their individuality is seen and acknowledged. I see students as on a journey within the world, not as inputs/outputs to an educational system. They are on a personal quest and not an institutional one. With Fink (2003) and Kuh (2008), I believe significant experiences are part of any worthwhile undergraduate journey.

    Experience

    Prepared and delivered lectures and learning materials in JOUR205, JOUR305 and JOUR345, and tutored in JOUR205, 305 and 345, JRNL101 and ISIT900. My role was to share insights into a profession, develop students’ facility in writing typical artefacts and mentor the students using individual feedback to help them become more subtle and artful in crafting those artefacts. I encouraged students to approach local organisations and work with them on actual publications. This had a great outcome in that many of the students did choose to work with actual organisations and the standard of work submitted was very high.

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2014 Transnational Teaching and Learning
    2011 Articulating and comparing standards through benchmarking of assessment
    2013 Ecophilosophy and communalist utopian novels: do bicycles and biotechnology go together?
    Published in   Social Sciences Directory

Research Overview


  • Higher education: building capstone and professional experiences for students; creating authentic assessments to support student portfolios and their journeys beyond the university; converting the tacit knowledge of higher education teaching staff into explicit knowledge and shared practice.

    Literary studies: utopian, post-apocalyptic, science fiction and fantasy fictions and films, and how our utopian imaginings are changing in an age of environmental catastrophe.

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2015

    Published In
    Student Success
    2013

    Published In
    Social Sciences Directory
    2009

    Published In
    Crossroads: an interdisciplinary journal for the study of history, philosophy, religion and classics
  • Book

    Year Title
    2014

    Publisher
    Sydney
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2011

    Published In
    The 10th annual Australian Quality Forum (AUQF)

Impact Story


  • During a period teaching in several subjects in the Professional Writing stream, I redesigned assessments and teaching activities to give students significant real-world experiences. Students were able to build up a portfolio of professional work, develop confidence in their ability to take on new projects, and understand how their university experience was preparing them for future professions.

Teaching Overview


  • Philosophy
    I try to give students presence, where their individuality is seen and acknowledged. I see students as on a journey within the world, not as inputs/outputs to an educational system. They are on a personal quest and not an institutional one. With Fink (2003) and Kuh (2008), I believe significant experiences are part of any worthwhile undergraduate journey.

    Experience

    Prepared and delivered lectures and learning materials in JOUR205, JOUR305 and JOUR345, and tutored in JOUR205, 305 and 345, JRNL101 and ISIT900. My role was to share insights into a profession, develop students’ facility in writing typical artefacts and mentor the students using individual feedback to help them become more subtle and artful in crafting those artefacts. I encouraged students to approach local organisations and work with them on actual publications. This had a great outcome in that many of the students did choose to work with actual organisations and the standard of work submitted was very high.

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