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Unit of Study TCH03193 - Foundations of Academic Practice in Higher Education (2019)

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Unit Snapshot

  • Unit typeo

    PG Coursework Unit

  • Credit points

    12

  • AQF level

    8

  • Level of learning

    Introductory

  • Former School/College


Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

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.

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

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
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: