Comparative Judgement

Comparative Judgement and Learning through Engagement with Someone Else’s Reason: AMSI/AustMS teaching seminar, 20 July 2022

Speaker: Mark Mac Lean (University of British Columbia)

Title: Comparative Judgement and Learning through Engagement with Someone Else’s Reasoning

Date & Time: Wednesday 20 July 2022, 2:00pm (AEST)

Abstract: Involving students in mathematical discourse can help them build a deeper conceptual understanding of the mathematics they are learning. One approach is to have students engage with written mathematical arguments and solutions to problems from their peers. Novices do not have the same capacity as experts to judge the work they are reading, but novices do have the capacity to compare two pieces of work and judge which one is better.  Comparative judgement can be used as a pedagogical tool to help students learn mathematics. In this talk, I will describe some ways comparative judgement has been implemented in mathematics courses and how we are working to better understand the effects comparative judgement exercises may have on learning mathematics.

Zoom link:     passcode: 314159

More information about AustMS teaching seminars, including past and future events is available at the Teaching Seminars Page.

Mahler Lecture Series: Prof. Frank Calegari

The biennial Mahler Lecture Series is restarting this year with an exciting program of lectures delivered by Prof. Frank Calegari (University of Chicago). The Speaker’s research area is algebraic number theory, and he is particularly interested in the Langlands programme, especially the notion of reciprocity linking Galois representations and motives to automorphic forms.

The history of Mahler Lectures can be found on AustMS Mahler Lecturer Tour page.

For schedule and more information about the 2022 tour organised by AustMS and AMSI, which includes lectures in New South Wales, Queensland, Australian Capital Territory and Victoria, please visit AMSI’s 2022 Mahler Lecturer site.

AMSI BioInfoSummer 2021 hybrid conference

29 November – 2 December

Adelaide | Melbourne | Perth | Sydney | Townsville

Join with other advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and professionals from the mathematics, statistics, data science, and medical sciences to develop your bioinformatics skills, nationals networks and employability! Learn about the latest research and developments in High Performance Computing for bioinformatics, Computational Methods in Human Genomic Health, Metagenomics and Long reads from an exciting line up of speakers including:

  • Ana Conesa, Institute for Integrative Systems Biology and Politechnical University of Valencia
  • Chen Ying, Genome Institute of Singapore
  • Greg Caporaso, Pathogen and Microbiome Institute, North Arizona University
  • Lorena Pantano, NextRNA Therapeutics, USA
  • John Quackenbush, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Melanie Bahlo, WEHI
  • Aaron Jex, WEHI
  • James Ferguson, Garvan Institute of Medical Research
  • Nadia Davidson, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Participate online or from one of our event hubs:

  • Adelaide | The University of Adelaide
  • Melbourne | Melbourne Bioinformatics, The University of Melbourne
  • Perth | Curtin University
  • Sydney | UNSW
  • Townsville | James Cook University

Full conference registration

Students: $90 AMSI members / $140 non-members

Standard $140 AMSI members / $210 non-members

Register now:

AMSI member students can attend for FREE for a Registration Scholarship courtesy of Australian BioCommons.  

Apply by 27 October:

Join the program! Share your research by entering the ePoster and Fast Forward Talks competition

Submit your abstract by 8 November: