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ED5300 - Fundamentals of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

[Not offered in 2021]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: Division of Tropical Environments & Societies

Subject available only to students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Education (Academic Practice)

As foundation to the Graduate Certificate of Education (Academic Practice), ED5300 introduces you to fundamentals and innovations in learning and teaching in higher education in the 21st century. It positions you, the learner, as an inquirer and critically reflective practitioner. As context to your practice, you will investigate key drivers of change in higher education worldwide, national policy directions and institutional strategic vision. At the level of the course, you will examine intended graduate outcomes and principles and processes of course design and assurance of learning. At the level of the subject, you will evaluate alignment between intended learning outcomes, the learners and context, and assessment and pedagogical design. You will have opportunities to learn through utilisation of a range of learning technologies, participation in a community of practice, and a culminating showcase and peer review of practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Critically analyse and integrate learning theories, models, concepts and research informed techniques for teaching and learning to support improved outcomes for diverse learners;
  • Evaluate, design and implement assessment for contemporary higher educational contexts, including frameworks to develop cultural competence;
  • Evaluate and utilise accessible learning technologies to support active pedagogies that promote student engagement and learning in higher education;
  • Communicate a clear and coherent exposition of complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences through high level speaking, reading, writing, listening and advocacy skills;
  • Appraise institutional and national and international policy in higher education, and identify and enhance implementation of policy in practice, including initiatives to enhance the cultural competence of graduates.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.