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Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education
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- 02 Aug 2021
The University of Notre Dame Australia is committed to delivering an excellent student experience, alongside a high standard of teaching, research, and training. As a leader in ethical education, Notre Dame aims to develop students’ critical reasoning and their ability to make ethical decisions—crucial skills to progressing their careers and leading purposeful lives. At Notre Dame, students navigate their future with an ethical education online.
On completion of this course students should be able to achieve the following learning outcomes:
- Critically analyse and evaluate the contemporary higher education context and education theories and concepts to inform learning and teaching approaches
- Employ critical and creative thinking to develop quality learning and teaching practices that engage contemporary learners
- Initiate, plan and implement reflective teaching practices
- Generate blended learning opportunities that are fit for purpose and encourage engagement and deep learning
- Apply a range of communication skills in learning and teaching communities of practice.
- Setting the scene
- You as a teacher
- Professionalism in Higher Education
- The importance of context
- Developing your Teaching Philosophy Statement (TPS) Learning theories and TEL
- Theories of learning and teaching
- Adult learners
- Technology Enhanced Learning
- Developing, analysing and sharing a TEL activity Core skills of teaching in Higher Education
- Student approaches to learning
- Planning for learning
- Learner-centred learning environment
- Developing your teaching portfolio
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
This course introduces students to current perspectives on university teaching across the disciplines and professions. Educational theory and best practice are explored as a way to develop learning and teaching skills and encourage student engagement. As part of the course, students undertake a series of practical tasks related to the professional practice of learning and teaching in academic, workplace and clinical settings. Reflecting current trends, the course explores blended learning and mobile technologies and supports students in reflecting on their practice in relation to Australian standards for Higher Education.
- Teaching Philosophy Statement (500 words) (20%)
- Analysis (500 words), comments (400 words), reflection (300 words) (30%)
- 1500-2000 words and 4 pieces of evidence (50%)
Current study term: 01 Aug 21 to 05 Nov 21
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