Principles and Practice of Higher Education

Course code TEHE6010
Not available in 2017

Description

This course contributes to the development of participants' teaching practice through activities that focus on practical and professional approaches to student learning. It aims to provide opportunities to develop a teaching portfolio and to experience peer observation and feedback of teaching.

Availability

Not currently available.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Examine current issues and practice in higher education;

2. Evaluate a variety of teaching strategies and their potential influence on student learning;

3. Apply a variety of strategies to critically evaluate teaching and student learning;

4. Apply technical, educational and ethical criteria to reflect upon and improve teaching practice; and

5. Prepare a teaching portfolio, including input from peer evaluation that links philosophy, practice and teaching performance.

Content

The following topics are indicative of content that may be covered during the two full day classes and workshops in TEHE6010.

  1. Coherent course design (including aims and learning outcomes, assessment criteria, assessment tasks, learning activities, alignment and CTS requirements)
  2. Large group teaching
  3. Small group teaching
  4. Developing student group work
  5. Teaching practice session (including peer observation and feedback)
  6. Reflective practice and the development of a teaching portfolio
  7. Evaluation of courses and teaching

Requisite

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Practice of Tertiary Teaching program.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Contact Hours