HigherEd Heroes Podcast Takes Teaching Tips to Global Audience

22 January 2021

In January 2020, Dr Sebastian Kaempf and Dr Alastair Stark (School of Political Science and International Relations) created HigherEd Heroes, a podcast where the best teachers in tertiary education are invited to share ‘what works’. With the help of producer Anthony Frangi, this UQ podcast has since released 21 episodes and amassed over 4,000 listeners from 55 countries. The 20-minute episodes feature guests from across the University of Queensland, as well as from Carleton University, Monash University, Western Sydney University, and Wollongong University.

Anthony Frangi, Dr Al Stark & Dr Seb Kaempf

In a down-to-earth, jargon-free, and non-technical manner, HigherEd Heroes offers practical teaching advice ‘from the bottom-up’. With their guests, Al and Seb discuss new ideas about how to engage students and make teaching fun, from using Lego as a teaching tool, to scrapping exams, to big-lecture techniques. In 2021, HigherEd Heroes has already taken on how to make students read (with Dr Tom Chodor, Monash), and how to bring tutorials alive (with the School’s own amazing tutors, Dr Federica Caso and Robert Arcidiacono).

The HigherEd Heroes podcast series originated from a Teaching and Learning project funded by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Check out the series webpage here.

Subscribe to HigherEd Heroes for free on iTunes, Spotify, and Google.

If you have ideas, or if you would like to participate in the podcast, contact Dr Seb Kaempf.

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