Contemporary Approaches to Tertiary Teaching
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of effective teaching and/or learning support methods for the contemporary student and learning practices
- integrate knowledge of higher education learning and teaching with own practices
- appraise one's own learning and teaching practice based on critically reflection in light of key concepts, research and theories of learning and teaching in higher education settings
- integrate knowledge of contemporary university learners and learner diversity in teaching and learning design and development.
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
No special requirements
This subject provides a foundation to learning and teaching in higher education contexts. It begins with a review of the diverse nature of contemporary higher education students and their varied learning needs and expectations. It introduces key learning and teaching concepts and strategies for early career tertiary teachers including curriculum and assessment planning and design, contemporary educational approaches, practices and understandings in tertiary teaching. Teaching diverse learners, learner engagement, indigenous learners and knowledge, online learning, collaborative learning, and quality assurance in higher education teaching are addressed. The underpinning perspective is that effective teachers are critically reflective and engage in cycles of teaching and learning evaluation and professional development with a quality mindset for enhancing teaching and learning in their practice. Learning activities and assessments are designed to develop the knowledge and skills acquired in this subject to your own particular learning and teaching context. Learners should be able to utilise their learning in application to professional accreditation bodies (HEA, HERDSA) at an Associate Fellow level, and to their professional teaching portfolio.
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- Peer Discussion (10%)
- Learning Journal (40%)
- Professional Statement (50%)