Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education
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On completion of this subject 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
- 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 additional requirements
This subject 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 subject, 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 subject explores blended learning and mobile technologies and supports students in reflecting on their practice in relation to Australian standards for Higher Education.
Written Reflection - Teaching Philosophy Statement (500 words) - 20% Participation - Online Discussion Board/Forum - Analysis (500 words), comments (400 words), reflection (300 words) - 30% Written Portfolio - 1500-2000 words and 4 pieces of evidence - 50%
- 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%)
For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).
Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
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