1 x 20-hour on-line exercises per semester
10 x 1-hour on-line tutorials per semester
2 x 20-hour project works per semester
1 Admission into GCHE-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
2 Admission into BAMTPR-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Primary)
2a Admission into BAMTS-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
2b Admission into BGSCMTPR-Bachelor of General Science, Master of Teaching (Primary)
2c Admission into BSCMTS-Bachelor of Science, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
3 108 units of study
Must Satisfy: ((1) or ((2 or 2a or 2b or 2c) and 3))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of EDUC8901, EDUC9904 has been successfully completed
Assignment(s), Tutorial participation
Topic description
Through an interactive and collaborative online learning environment, students will develop an advanced understanding of adult learning theory, curriculum design and approaches to teaching in higher education contexts. There will be a particular focus on the influence of culture and academics’ individual beliefs and practices on the learning experiences, opportunities and outcomes for students. The topic will engage participants in reflecting on factors that influence their own teaching practices as a framework for developing enhanced higher education teaching and learning knowledge and practices.
Educational aims
The aims of this topic are for students to:

  • Analyse teaching and learning theories and practices from global and local perspectives and their influence on student learning experiences, opportunities and outcomes

  • Explain principles of effective curriculum design and implications for teaching practices

  • Identify and apply culturally inclusive practices in designing curriculum and teaching

  • Examine approaches to and modes of topic delivery and subsequent impact on teaching and learning roles

  • Develop reflective practice skills as a foundation for enhancing curriculum design and teaching in higher education contexts
Expected learning outcomes
It is expected that as a result of work in this topic, students will

  • Generate a personal theory of teaching and learning as a foundation of personal practice in higher education contexts

  • Demonstrate a reflective and scholarly approach to curriculum design and teaching

  • Develop high quality integrated and inclusive curriculum and teaching plans of relevance to their discipline and local higher education context

  • Analyse, evaluate and apply learning from the international research on the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education