Facilitating Engaging Learning Experiences
Your upfront cost: $0
- 12 Jul 2021
Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of how students engage in learning and the implications for facilitation
- Analyse student needs and design and evaluate strategies to support and encourage student engagement in learning
- Apply and critically reflect on facilitation skills in an educational setting to promote student engagement in learning
- Utilise personal and professional communication skills
- Module 1: Engagement in educational settings
- Introduction to this module
- Exploring engagement: Overview, definitions and contexts.
- Engagement: Conceptual organisers and perspectives on engagement
- Engagement in on-line settings and other models
- Elements and contexts of engagement
- Module 2: Facilitation
- Introduction to facilitation.
- Theory and history of facilitation
- Exploring facilitation
- IAF competencies
- Practical facilitation: strategies and techniques
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
This subject considers the knowledge and skills required to facilitate engaging learning experiences within applied learning settings. In the subject, you will examine the theoretical underpinnings of learner and teacher engagement in a range of contexts, including face-to-face and online, and develop and evaluate techniques aimed at increasing levels of engagement. Through practical assessment tasks, you will develop your facilitation skills and explore ways to increase participation of learners. In this subject, you will consider how educators can foster an environment where learners become increasingly responsible and self-directed in their own applied learning setting.
This subject suits individuals with some experience in working with learners (e.g. practicing teachers, trainers, classroom aides, or industry people who have worked with apprentices) who are interested in exploring issues of student disengagement, drawing on theories of how and why students might be engaged and then trialing new facilitation approaches that target student engagement.
Note: The second assessment task requires facilitation of a session with a class or small group of learners, so you will need to have access to a group to do this.
- Quiz (5%)
- Facilitating an Engaging Environment (50%)
- Exploring Engagement (45%)
Current study term: 11 Jul 21 to 17 Oct 21
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.