TEACHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION: EFFECTIVE, REFLECTIVE PRACTICE

EDU4HET

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Recent trends in the purpose and function of higher education have resulted in a radical shift inthe styles of teaching delivery that can best support student success,satisfaction and retention. This subject focuses on developing a reflective approach to teaching and supporting student learning in higher education through innovative teaching approaches. Through considering feedback via arange of lenses, participants reflect on their current teaching practice andways to improve their teaching skills. Participants engage in a peer observation session of their teaching to develop a set of theory and practice-informed classroom approaches to enhance student learning and engagement. Given that assessment is a major driver of student learning, the subject also focusses on principles of effective assessment feedback and gives participants the opportunity to apply these to their practice

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHelen Enright

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisites Course RCHE - Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. EDU4CTL

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate your teaching practice using peer observation feedback informed by good practice principles from higher education literature

Activities:
Reading, practice-based activities and peer group discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Enhance teaching delivery using self, peer, student and scholarship lenses.

Activities:
Reading, practice-based activities and peer group discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Evaluate the benefit to students of changes in teaching delivery on student learning and engagement.

Activities:
Reading, practice-based activities and peer group discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Develop quality feedback strategies to students that are informed by relevant literature in assessment and feedback in higher education.

Activities:
Reading, practice-based activities and peer group discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Engage in reflective practice to enhance teaching delivery in higher education.

Activities:
Reading, practice-based activities and peer group discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Enright

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
Four 1.5 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Workshops face-to-face or via Zoom"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written learning portfolio (1500 words)Full details will be given to student in the subject learning guide and on LMS30 01, 02, 05
Written task (1500 words)Full details will be given to student in the subject learning guide and on LMS35 01, 02, 03
Written task (1500 words)Full details will be given to student in the subject learning guide and on LMS35 02, 04

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Enright

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Four 1.5 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Workshops face-to-face or via Zoom"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written learning portfolio (1500 words)Full details will be given to student in the subject learning guide and on LMS30 01, 02, 05
Written task (1500 words)Full details will be given to student in the subject learning guide and on LMS35 01, 02, 03
Written task (1500 words)Full details will be given to student in the subject learning guide and on LMS35 02, 04