Principles and Practice of Higher Education

Course code TEHE6010Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

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.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course participants should 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.
ContentThe 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
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNot Applicable.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsExperience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments1. Reflective analysis of Peer Feedback for Teaching - 55%; and
2. Teaching Portfolio - 45%
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 32 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentGraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching