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ED5300 - Learning and Teaching in Tertiary Education

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: Teaching & Learning Development

Available to Graduate Certificate of Education and other Masters students.

This subject aims to cover the essentials of learning and teaching in tertiary education in contemporary society. Material covered includes models of teaching and learning, assessment of student learning, subject design and evaluation, effective teaching of small and large groups in face-to-face and flexible learning environments, and critically reflective practices. Assessment in this subject, as for all subjects in the Graduate Certificate of Education will be graded as satisfactory or unsatisfactory.

Learning Outcomes

  • build introductory knowledge of theories, models, concepts and practices in tertiary teaching in contemporary face-to-face and/or flexible learning environments;
  • critically analyse theories, models, concepts and practices appropriate to the diversity of students in contemporary tertiary institutions;
  • embed, use and critically reflect on educational technologies such as learning management systems in effective teaching of small and/or large groups;
  • explore and analyse implications of models of teaching and learning, assessment of student learning, subject and design and evaluation, within their own teaching contexts via skills of critical reflection;
  • build effective communication skills for teaching.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • 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 make constructive contributions to project teams or collegial activities.

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Limited
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Non-standard start/end 01-Feb-2012 to 15-Jun-2012
Face to face teaching 01-Feb-2012 to 03-Feb-2012 (1-3 February intensive plus online participation)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Cecily Knight
Lecturers: Dr Peta Salter, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 23 hours - face-to-face plus online participation
Assessment: pre-subject task (20%); online participation (20%); subject design, development (60%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 24, Limited
Census Date 15-Mar-2012
Face to face teaching 14-Feb-2012 to 16-Feb-2012 (14-16 February intensive, plus online participation)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Cecily Knight
Workload expectations:
  • 23 hours - Face-to-face plus online participation
Assessment: pre-subject task (20%); online participation (20%); subject design, development (60%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 54, Limited
Census Date 15-Mar-2012
Face to face teaching 20-Feb-2012 to 22-Feb-2012 (20 - 22 February plus online participation)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Cecily Knight
Workload expectations:
  • 23 hours - Face-to-face plus online participation
Assessment: pre-subject task (20%); online participation (20%); subject design and development (60%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 55, Limited
Census Date 21-Jun-2012
Face to face teaching (3-day intensive during the week of 21 May, 2012)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Cecily Knight
Lecturers: Professor Stephen Naylor, Assoc. Professor Cecily Knight, <Person not found>, Professor Margaret Carter.
Workload expectations:
  • 23 hours - face-to-face and online participation
Assessment: pre-subject task (% - 20%); online participation (% - 20%); subject design and development (% - 60%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Limited
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Non-standard start/end 07-Feb-2012 to 15-Jun-2012
Face to face teaching 07-Feb-2012 to 09-Feb-2012 (7 - 9 February intensive plus online participation)
Coordinator: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Cecily Knight
Lecturer: Dr Peta Salter.
Workload expectations:
  • 23 hours - Face-to-face plus online participation
Assessment: pre-subject task (20%); online participation (20%); subject design and development (60%).

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.