TEACHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION: EFFECTIVE, REFLECTIVE PRACTICE

EDU4HET

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Recent trends in the purpose and function of higher education have resulted in a radical shift in the 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 a range of lenses, participants reflect on their current teaching practice and ways 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.

SchoolEducation

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHelen Enright

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesReading, practice-based activities and peer group discussion

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesEDU4CTL

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Evaluate teaching using peer observation informed by good practice principles from the higher education literature.
02. Apply self, peer, student and scholarship lenses to enhance your teaching practice
03. Evaluate the benefit to students of changes in teaching delivery on student learning and engagement.
04. Evaluate quality assessment feedback to students that is informed by relevant literature in assessment and feedback in higher education.
05. Critically reflect on your teaching practice in higher education and make innovative recommendations based on your teaching or learning support context.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Enright

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
Four 1.50 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Written learning portfolio (1500 words) Full details will be given to student in the subject learning guide and on LMS

N/APortfolioIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5

Written task (1500 words) Full details will be given to student in the subject learning guide and on LMS

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Written task (1500 words) Full details will be given to student in the subject learning guide and on LMS

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

On-Line, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Enright

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
Four 1.50 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Written learning portfolio (1500 words) Full details will be given to student in the subject learning guide and on LMS

N/APortfolioIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5

Written task (1500 words) Full details will be given to student in the subject learning guide and on LMS

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Written task (1500 words) Full details will be given to student in the subject learning guide and on LMS

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5