Student Centred Learning

Course code TEHE6060Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

Participants will learn about and share their personal knowledge and experiences of innovative and student-centred teaching models in use around the university in order to increase their effectiveness as brokers of student learning and as agents who can encourage students to take increasing responsibility for their own learning. The focus will be on student-centred rather than teacher-centred learning approaches.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesOn successful completion participants will be able to:
1. share and discuss student-centred approaches to teaching and learning focusing on particular educational needs and imperatives;
2. select, develop and implement an innovative, student-centred intervention in their own discipline/professional area to enhance student learning outcome; and
3. evaluate the effectiveness of implementing the alternative teaching/learning approach.
Content1. Review of student-centred methods currently in use by Course participants at the University of Newcastle.
2. Identification of opportunities to enhance learning outcomes for students.
3. Selection of potential innovative interventions to enhance student learning outcomes.
4. Design and conduct a project to implement and evaluate the proposed intervention.
5. Design of a poster to present project report.
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable.
TransitionNot Applicable.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeTEHE6010 and TEHE6020.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
ProjectsProject incorporating literature review, design methodology, assessment of research goal, results, and discussion (100 %).
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 32 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentGraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching - G Cert Pract Tertiary Teaching - 11556