Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Enables participants to examine and evaluate their own teaching in a higher education context. Participants use reflective processes and collegial peer review to document their approaches to teaching and influences on student learning. Study in this unit situates teaching within the broader experience of academic practice and commences the development of a professional portfolio.

Unit content

  1. Examining key concepts that frame study about teaching and learning in higher education
  2. Exploring your approaches to teaching and adopting a learning focus to your teaching
  3. Planning a teaching event using principles of alignment
  4. Planning assessment for learning at the unit level
  5. Participating in and reflecting upon peer review as a form of feedback on teaching
  6. Engaging with the complexity of contemporary higher education academic practice

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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