Subject details

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

  1. critically reflect on one’s conception of teaching and learning, the nature of innovativeness and excellence in educational practice, and the development of purposeful, scholarly informed teaching practice
  2. examine and articulate the qualities of teaching excellence, incorporating scholarly literature on learning and teaching
  3. employ a range of evidence types to highlight approach to innovations and developments in one’s teaching practice
  4. communicate effectively one’s conception of teaching and learning, rationale and approach to teaching practice
  5. synthesise course learnings into a teaching portfolio.

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s); or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:

CUR-EDHE502-Design Thinking and Educational Innovation

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject is designed for learners to reflect on and evidence their development as educators, their teaching aims, innovative practices, and achievements. In this capstone subject, learners collate evidence of their teaching by drawing on learning across the Graduate Certificate and scholarship of teaching and learning. Learners reflect on how one’s disciplinary context shapes teaching aims and approaches, what constitutes evidence of their teaching effectiveness, and the impact of their teaching on student learning. Learners use this reflection and evidence to develop and present a teaching portfolio, with a preference for an online portfolio. To complete the portfolio, learners present their philosophy of teaching, reflective teaching statement, and evidence their development, innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and excellence in supporting and facilitating student learning and teaching. Learners may choose to use this evidence in developing fellowship applications for professional accreditation.

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.

  • Teaching philosophy (20%)
  • Teaching case (30%)
  • Teaching portfolio (50%)

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.

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