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Professional Associations

An increasing number of professional associations have established education and teaching sub-committees or special interest groups. This page notes some of the relevant professional associations and their activities.

Biochemistry

Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Inc. (ASBMB) http://www.asbmb.org.au/

Biochemical Education Special Interest Group G.Denyer@biochem.usyd.edu.au

Publication: Australian Biochemist which includes articles on biochemistry teaching published four times a year.

Conference: held annually and includes a 1.5 hour Biochemistry Education symposium concurrent with other streams.

Chemistry

The Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) http://www.raci.org.au/

Chemical Education Division http://www.deakin.edu.au/fac_st/bcs/RACI_ChemEd/

Publication: Chemeda: Australian Journal of Chemical Education aimed at enhancing Chemistry teaching at all levels is published twice a year plus regular newsletters are available on-line.

Conference: held every four years and includes a full education strand.

Geology

Geological Society of Australia Inc http://www.gsa.org.au/

Specialist Group in Geological Education greg.mcnamara@agso.gov.au

Publications: Australian Journal of Earth Sciences (AJES), The Australian Geologist (TAG) and a specialist education newsletter, GeoEd News, 1 or 2 copies per year, available by subscription from sonia@gsa.org.au

Conference: Australian Geological Convention held biennially with an education or communication strand.

Physics

Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) http://www.aip.org.au/

State branches have Education Sub-committees.

Publication: Physicist

Conference: OzCUPE - Australian Computers in University Physics Education Conference is held in association with the biennial conference, next meeting will be in Adelaide in 2000.

Microbiology

Australian Society for Microbiology http://home.vicnet.net.au/~asm/

Education Special Group (EDSIG) c.power@microbiol.unimelb.edu.au

Publication: newsletter at least twice a year. Also Microbiology Australia is an excellent teaching aide.

Conference: held annually with a special strand organised by EDSIG.

Psychology

Australian Psychological Society Ltd (APS) http://www.psychsociety.com.au/

APS Division of Research and Teaching (DRAT) with a Teaching Sub-committee http://www.psychsociety.com.au/units/drat.htm

Publication: DRAT Newsletter distributed biannually to all DRAT members.

Conference: held annually includes DRAT sponsored sessions.

Astronomy

Astronomical Society of Australia http://www.atnf.csiro.au/asa_www/asa.html

ASA Education Sub-committee http://www.atnf.csiro.au/asa_www/education.html

Geography

The Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG) http://www.ssn.flinders.edu.au/geog/iag/

Conference: semi regular conference includes a special education session Geography in Higher Education.

Computer Science

Australian Computer Society http://www.acs.org.au/

ACS National Computer Education Committee http://www.acs.org.au/boards/cab/ncectr.html

Mathematics

Australian Mathematical Society http://www.austms.org.au/

Publication: Australian Mathematical Society Gazette http://www.austms.org.au/Publ/Gazette/

Teaching Modules on-line: http://www.austms.org.au/Modules/

Statistics

International Association for Statistical Education http://www.swin.edu.au/maths/iase/

Conference: ICOTS-6 International Conference on Teaching Statistics http://www.swin.edu.au/maths/icots6/

Mapping Science

Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia http://www.mappingsciences.org.au/

Education Program David.Fraser@rmit.edu.au

Publication: Journal Cartography is published twice a year.

Conference: biennial conference often includes an education strand.


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