Business Visiting Teaching Fellow Seminars

Associate Professor Michael Cowling is a Visiting Teaching Fellow from CQ University Australia, hosted by Dr George Joukhadar from UNSW Business. Michael will deliver three innovative education technology seminars: Teaching innovations and Technology for Teaching, Pedagogy before Technology & Content Delivery, and Curriculum Mapping & Course Design.

These fellowships are funded by the Education Focussed program.


Professor Tech On: Teaching Innovations & Technology for Teaching

Tue 7 March, 12 - 1.30pm | Hybrid- UNSW Business School (Room 115) or online via Teams

Come and see Award for Teaching Excellence (Physical Sciences) winner (and UNSW Teaching Fellow) A/Prof. Michael Cowling (AKA Professor Tech) as he talks about innovative technology for the classroom. During this 90-minute session, he will overview new technologies such as extended reality, robotics and mobile learning, and how these might fit into your classroom practice. Whilst theory will be provided, including details of models for multimedia classroom practice, participants should also expect lots of interaction and time to play with the technology, working towards that light bulb moment on how it might fit into your classroom practice, ready for workshop 2.


Professor Tech On: Pedagogy Before Technology & Content Delivery

Thur 9 March, 12 - 1.30pm | Hybrid- UNSW Business School (Room 119) or online via Teams

Building on his teaching innovations workshop held on Tuesday 7th March, A/Prof. Michael Cowling (AKA Professor Tech) will provide an overview of the Pedagogy before Technology model and how it can be used to implement innovative technology into classroom practice. Understanding the steps of the pedagogy before technology modelled, and how this can be underpinned by Design Based Research practice, as well as drawing on key educational theory, this session will help staff connect their understanding of technology innovation with excellent pedagogical practice, understanding the process to digitally empower students through a pedagogy-first approach to learning, and prepare staff for the final workshop.


Professor Tech On: Curriculum Mapping & Course Design

Tue 14 March, 12 - 1.30pm | Hybrid- UNSW Business School (Room 115) or online via Teams

Finishing his series of workshops, A/Prof. Michael Cowling (AKA Professor Tech) will use this final 90 minutes to provide individual course design and curriculum mapping for staff on how innovative technology can be used in the classroom. Building on a sound understanding of technology classroom use, bolstered by a pedagogy-first mindset, this workshop will be a hands-on discussion to build new lesson plans that inform future coursework. Staff should expect a highly interactive and work focused session, and should bring computers and other resources to enable this. In return, staff will leave this workshop with a clear and detailed plan for how they can enhance future practice with technology, building excellence in teaching and scholarship.



Michael Cowling headshot

Michael Cowling

Associate Professor Michael Cowling has been a leader in educational technology for over 20 years. He was the 2020 recipient of the Universities Australia AAUT Award for Teaching Excellence (Physical Sciences), an Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion, and Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) Community Fellow. He is currently an Associate Professor in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at CQUniversity Australia where he teaches in complex educational settings across six metropolitan/regional campuses, leads STEM Education research in the Centre for Research in Equity & Advancement of Teaching & Education, and through The CREATE Lab drives change around technology and education. Tens of thousands of academics, teachers, and students have heard his mantra, 'pedagogy before technology', whilst learning directly and indirectly from him through his award-winning educator workshop series ‘Weaving Technology into the Fabric of the Classroom’, and his Australian government supported ‘Professor Tech’ K-12 student outreach program.