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ED5304 - Evaluation and Scholarship in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: Learning, Teaching & Student Engagement

Available only students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Education (Academic Practice).

This subject will extend ED5300 and ED5301 by engaging in cycles of critical reflection of your own academic practice through review of student learning, peer observation, action research and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). It positions academic professionals as learners and researchers in the context and constraints of an ever changing higher education sector. ED5304 assessment forms a scholarly project plan that can be implemented in the elective subject that follows (ED5305), combined with the development or extension of your contemporary academic e-profile.

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;
  • Identify and generate practical and research- informed solutions to complex problems in a range of higher education contexts, with responsibility, autonomy, well-developed judgement and adaptability;
  • 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;
  • Critically engage with a range of evaluation data sources and tools and professional learning and development opportunities to enhance the quality and scholarship of teaching and learning.

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Non-standard start/end 16-Jul-2015 to 20-Nov-2015
Face to face teaching 16-Jul-2015 to 17-Jul-2015 (16-17 July intensive plus online participation)
Coord/Lect: Dr Glenn Harrison.
Workload expectations:
  • 14 hours - Face-to-face plus online participation
Assessment: evaluation of academic practice (20%); research project literature review (40%); research project design (40%).

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Non-standard start/end 13-Jul-2015 to 20-Nov-2015
Face to face teaching 13-Jul-2015 to 14-Jul-2015 (13-14 July 2015 intensive plus online participation)
Coord/Lect: Dr Glenn Harrison.
Workload expectations:
  • 14 hours - Face-to-face plus online participation
Assessment: evaluation of academic practice (20%); research project literature review (40%); research project design (40%).

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.