School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences
- My Research
- Grants and Funding
- Professional Activities
In 2015 I became an Education Specialist and a member of the Adelaide Education Academy. My main research focus is in Education in particular; Flipped Classrooms and Blended Learning, Learning Analytics and Team Based Learning.
I am currently working on an initiative called Lunchtime Lab to help students build their confidence and proficiency in using laboratory equipment without time pressure and assessment. I am also investigating student perceptions of feedback across year levels and degree programs in the Sciences.
My scientific research background is in Molecular Microbiology in the field of Bioremediation. My PhD research was aimed at developing bacterial biosensors for detecting pollution (particularly carcinogens) in marine environments such as seawater.
Date Position Institution name 2019 Program Coordinator Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences University of Adelaide 2011 Lecturer Adelaide University 2003 - 2010 Associate Lecturer Flinders University
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2018 Teaching Award Excellence in Teaching - Team Award University of Adelaide Australia — 2017 Teaching Award Beacon Commendation for the Enhancement and Innovation of Student Learning University of Adelaide Australia — 2016 Teaching Award High Commendation - Stephen Cole the Elder Award For Excellence The University of Adelaide Australia — 2015 Teaching Award Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning The University of Adelaide Australia 10,000 2015 Teaching Award OLT Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning University of Adelaide Australia —
Date Institution name Country Title 2012 Flinders University Australia Doctor of Philosophy 2003 Flinders University Australia Bachelor of Science Honours 2002 Flinders Unviersity Australia Bachelor of Science
Date Title Institution name Country — Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Deakin University, Melbourne —
Year Citation 2019 Loveys, B. R., & Riggs, K. M. (2019). Flipping the laboratory: improving student engagement and learning outcomes in second year science courses. International Journal of Science Education, 41(1), 64-79.
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2019 Wilkinson, K., McNamara, I., Wilson, D., & Riggs, K. (2019). Using learning analytics to evaluate course design and student behaviour in an online wine business course. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 27(4), 97-108. 2019 Santandreau Colonge, D., Shah, M., Riggs, K., & Connor, M. (2019). MOOCs and upskilling in Australia: A qualitative literature study. Cogent Education, 6(1), 1687392-1-1687392-19.
Year Citation 2019 Santandreu Calonge, D., Aman Shah, M., Riggs, K., & Cavanagh, T. (2019). Using Learning Analytics to improve engagement, learning and design of Massive Open Online Courses. In K. Walters, & P. Henry (Eds.), Fostering Multiple Levels of Engagement in Higher Education Environments (1 ed., pp. 76-107). USA: IGI Global.
2016 Loveys, B., Riggs, K., & Able, A. (2016). Threshold Learning Outcome 2: Knowledge of Agriculture. In T. Botwright Acuña, & A. Able (Eds.), Good Practice Guide: Threshold Learning Outcomes for Agriculture (1 ed., pp. 25-53). Sydney, Australia: Australian Government Office for Learning & Teaching.
|Date||Project/ No.||Investigators||Funding Body||Amount|
Dr Hayley McGrice, Dr Karina Riggs, Dr Beth Loveys, Dr Dana Thomsen, Assoc Prof. Colin Kestell
|2015||Dr Hayley McGrice, Dr Karina Riggs, Dr Beth Loveys, Mr Jason Chan||AVS||$2,500|
|2017||Dr Karina Riggs||
I teach into a number of undergraduate courses across second and third year in the School of Agriculture Food and Wine;
- Microbiology and Biotechnology II (Course coordinator)
- Microbiology and Invertebrate Biology II
- Biotechnology in the Food and Wine Industries III (Course Coordinator)
- Agricultural Genetics II (Local Course Coordinator- Waite campus)
- Research Skills for Applied Biology II
My teaching philosophy is to inspire students to develop a passion for science by providing an environment which enables students to become independent learners increasing their knowledge, thinking and reasoning capacities, self and social awareness. I seek to achieve this by caring for the students and having a genuine interest in their success, being prepared and well organised, constantly reflecting and assessing myself, implementing innovative and appropriate teaching methods, being aware of the impact that technology has on student learning and how it can be effectively used in the delivery of content. Learning is the acquisition of knowledge and experience and is a lifelong quest. Anyone can learn, it is not discriminatory, however the difference is that a person must want to learn and engage.
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2019 - ongoing Chair Program Management Committee- Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences Univeristy of Adelaide Australia 2016 - ongoing Member Learning and Teaching Committee The University of Adelaide Australia 2012 - ongoing Co-Chair Innovative Teaching at Waite The University of Adelaide Australia
Date Role Membership Country 2019 - ongoing Co-Chair Learning Analytics Community of Practice Australia 2015 - ongoing Member The Adelaide Education Academy Australia 2015 - ongoing Member Flipped Classroom Community of Practice Australia
Date Event Name Event Type Institution Country 2019 - ongoing ADEPT Mentor Workshop University of Adelaide —
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