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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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1recognise the complexity of contemporary higher education teaching and learning practice and situate teaching within the broader concept of academic practiceIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
2apply the fundamental concept of curriculum alignment to plan and structure more effective teaching and learning experiences for studentsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3build a discipline-focused pedagogy that is learning centredIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4participate in peer review as part of a scholarly approach to teachingIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
5construct a small professional portfolio focused on an aspect of your academic teaching practice.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. recognise the complexity of contemporary higher education teaching and learning practice and situate teaching within the broader concept of academic practice
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. apply the fundamental concept of curriculum alignment to plan and structure more effective teaching and learning experiences for students
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. build a discipline-focused pedagogy that is learning centred
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. participate in peer review as part of a scholarly approach to teaching
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. construct a small professional portfolio focused on an aspect of your academic teaching practice.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

Domestic

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

Fee paying courses
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International

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