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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Reflective practice
    • Attributes & skills of an adult educator
    • Constructivist approaches to teaching
    • Planning & preparation
    • Developing program objectives
    • Motivating adults to learn
    • Course portfolio
    • The lecture
    • Demonstrations & simulations
    • The discussion
    • Critical thinking techniques
    • The case study
    • Flexible delivery
    • Frame of reference
    • The professional learning community
    • The information-processing and behavioural systems
    • The social & personal families
  • Study resources
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. explore the scholarship of teaching through the analysis of the theories, concepts and practices of teaching and assess the application to personal teaching circumstances
  2. assess the range of policies impacting on teaching and learning at a university and examine contemporary challenges to teaching and ways in which they can be overcome
  3. examine teaching strategies and select strategies appropriate to individual circumstances and/or discipline
  4. examine cycles of critical reflection and the role of student evaluation of teaching
  5. demonstrate an understanding of plagiarism, paraphrasing and the principles of Academic Integrity.
  • Assignment 1 - Essay (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Report — Teaching for quality learning (60%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject is based on an approach to teacher development, which requires participants to become well versed in key learning theories and to illustrate such understanding through a demonstration of selected teaching skills in personal teaching situations. This subject encourages participants to be reflective about the implementation of various teaching skills and their role as a facilitator of learning through the application of a personal teaching portfolio.

Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

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