These women helped me to begin to build the #SystemsThinking content while the talented & patient #LearningDesigner Nick Lekakis kept me in line from a teaching & learning viewpoint.

Prior to VU I hadn't worked with a Learning Designer before, in fact I didn't know they existed!
Nick unfortunately (or intelligently) is not a social media person but you can meet him here in this excellent explainer from @victoriauninews about what #LearningDesign is…
In the video Nick states that Learning Design = #collaboration to him. This was powerful because #collaboration is not only central to #PublicHealth but also #SystemsThinking.
This short piece (perfect to read while you take a break, scroll twitter & have you lunch) from academic Jenny Pesina @Deakin I think perfectly summarises the power of good collaboration in academia

A key thing Nick challenged me to do was apply #SystemsThinking to the #LearningDesign, not just content. This at times was profoundly meta, complex & confusing.
As someone who has also worked with #PreServiceTeachers I found this article a really helpful starting point to changing my thinking… Sometimes outside of our discipline is where inspiration can lie - don't you agree @jStuchbery @mishymorgs
This article also started to give me direction about how #SystemsThinking can actually be a powerful method to meaningfully include First Nations content in curriculum.

I am excited to read Stephen's PhD when it comes out later this year…
The combination of Nick's skills as a #LearningDesigner, his commitment to collaboration, my completion of the Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Education (on top of my UG teaching degree), my passion of quality #PublicHealth education meant we became quite a team.
But it wasn't just us on our own..... (stay tuned for part 2 after I do some work, eat some lunch)

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