Explorations in Disciplinary Contexts
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- raise contemporary discipline-based theories of learning and teaching, concepts and parameters of innovation in education
- utilize learning and teaching data and scholarship of discipline-relevant teaching and learning to inform in the design and evaluation of educational innovation
- employ new pedagogies and creative approaches to teaching and learning that engage a diverse range of learners
- design and develop an education innovation to an aspect of teaching, learning and assessment specific to discipline and context
- critically reflect on educational practice and educational innovation designs and prototypes.
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
No special requirements
This subject is designed to enable learners to develop in-depth knowledge of current approaches, practices, and innovations in pedagogy and disciplinary-relevant approaches to learning and teaching. This subject first examines issues in contemporary theories of learning and pedagogy as they relate to particular disciplines, then critically examines “innovation” in curriculum and learning design. Learners will then undertake explorations into discipline-relevant contemporary and emerging learning and teaching practices in self-directed projects. Student will identify approaches and understandings that can integrate into their own contexts to improve quality of learning experiences and outcomes for their students. Utilising a design thinking framework learners will develop a rationale for an innovative design then integrate and showcase an innovation in their own teaching practice relevant to their context. Outcomes of this subject are designed to contribute to evidence of innovation for the learner’s teaching portfolio which is developed in the final subject of this course. It also is intended to be able to support application to applications for fellowship in professional higher education accreditation.
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- Scholarly Commentary (30%)
- Educational Innovation Design Brief (40%)
- Presentation (30%)