Williams Centre for Learning Advancement: Announcement

Professor Angela Paladino, Director, Williams Centre for Learning Advancement (WCLA), is pleased to announce the arrival of Dr Valerie Cortonei-Baird to the WCLA team.

Ms. Valerie Cotronei-Baird

Valerie joins the team as a Learning and Teaching Specialist from the Department of Management and Marketing (FBE). She will be primarily involved with the training of staff in the skill acquisition required to innovate teaching pedagogy and/or move towards blended modes of teaching.

She will also work with staff to continuously improve their teaching. Valerie has been a leader in the provision of learning and teaching advice and assistance beyond the classroom setting to lecturers, tutors and students. Valerie was instrumental in maintaining a consistently high quality of subject delivery due to the comprehensive tutor-training program she devised and delivered.

She has led the conversion of the subject Organisational Behaviour to a blended learning and teaching environment. Valerie is completing her PhD on employability skills in the business curriculum.

The Williams Centre is located on Level 6, 111 Barry Street, FBE Building.

Professor Angela Paladino and her team focus on recognising the rapidly changing needs of students and the pedagogical tools available. Their aim is to develop the readiness of staff in adapting to new styles of teaching.

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