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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Introductory

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Unit aim

Enables participants to examine and evaluate their own teaching in a higher education context. Participants use reflective processes and collegial peer review to document their approaches to teaching and influences on student learning. Study in this unit situates teaching within the broader experience of academic practice and commences the development of a professional portfolio.

Unit content

  1. Examining key concepts that frame study about teaching and learning in higher education
  2. Exploring your approaches to teaching and adopting a learning focus to your teaching
  3. Planning a teaching event using principles of alignment
  4. Planning assessment for learning at the unit level
  5. Participating in and reflecting upon peer review as a form of feedback on teaching
  6. Engaging with the complexity of contemporary higher education academic practice

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 recognise the complexity of contemporary higher education teaching and learning practice and situate teaching within the broader concept of academic practice
2 apply the fundamental concept of curriculum alignment to plan and structure more effective teaching and learning experiences for students
3 build a discipline-focused pedagogy that is learning centred
4 participate in peer review as part of a scholarly approach to teaching
5 construct a small professional portfolio focused on an aspect of your academic teaching practice.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. recognise the complexity of contemporary higher education teaching and learning practice and situate teaching within the broader concept of academic practice
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. apply the fundamental concept of curriculum alignment to plan and structure more effective teaching and learning experiences for students
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  3. build a discipline-focused pedagogy that is learning centred
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. participate in peer review as part of a scholarly approach to teaching
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  5. construct a small professional portfolio focused on an aspect of your academic teaching practice.
    • GA1:
    • GA4: