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ED5301 - Maximising Learning for Students

Credit points: 3
Year: 2010
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: Teaching & Learning Development

Available to Graduate Certificate of Education and other Masters students.

This subject explores a range of teaching and learning approaches for improving student learning outcomes. These include problem-based learning, work integrated learning, reflective practice and resource-based learning in contemporary face-to-face and flexible learning environments. A focus is on student-centred learning in response to changing institutional contexts. Assessment in this subject, as for all subjects in the Graduate Certificate of Education, will be graded as satisfactory or unsatisfactory.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify and examine processes and learning frameworks used in the design and development of course content for face-to-face and flexible learning;
  • identify and analyse insitutional policies and their impact on learning and teaching in tertiary education;
  • analyse a range of teaching and learning approaches (including use of educational technologies) within a context of commitment to quality learning experiences and outcomes for learners in tertiary education settings.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to place their research in a broader (preferably international)theoretical, practical and policy context.;
  • The ability to think laterally and be original;
  • The ability to conceptualise problems;
  • The ability to conceptualise and evaluate a range of potential solutions to relevant problems;
  • The ability to encompass and use methods and conceptual advances in areas of knowledge cognate to their central area(s) of expertise;
  • The ability to evaluate and extrapolate from the outcomes of their research;
  • The ability to plan, conduct and manage research in their discipline;
  • The potential to lead and contribute to projects effectively and efficiently;
  • The ability to conduct their research in an ethical manner;
  • The ability to communicate the methodology, results and implications of their research in a manner appropriate to different purposes and audiences;
  • The ability to make constructive contributions to project teams or collegial activities;
  • The potential to resolve conflicts.
Prerequisites: ED5300


Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2010
Non-standard start/end 13-Jul-2010 to 19-Nov-2010
Face to face teaching 13-Jul-2010 to 15-Jul-2010 (13 - 15 July intensive, online participation, 2-hour session in recess week (to be negotiated))
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 23 hours - Face-to-face plus online participation
Assessment: quality teaching and learning project (60%); teaching philosophy (15%); wiki contributions (25%).

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.