EDUC 5401 - University Teaching for Effective Student Learning

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015

Using your current experiences in learning and teaching in higher education, this course will provide you with the opportunity to develop your understanding of student learning and its relationship with good teaching. The concept of the scholarship of teaching will be explored and practical aspects of such teaching will be presented. Participants will undertake a limited project within their area of interest in teaching. Capabilities in large and small group teaching, and in the use of Information and Communication Technology in teaching will be developed.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code EDUC 5401
    Course University Teaching for Effective Student Learning
    Coordinating Unit School of Education
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Taught in intensive mode, and online requirements
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Restrictions Available to Grad Cert Higher Educ students only
    Course Description Using your current experiences in learning and teaching in higher education, this course will provide you with the opportunity to develop your understanding of student learning and its relationship with good teaching.
    The concept of the scholarship of teaching will be explored and practical aspects of such teaching will be presented. Participants will undertake a limited project within their area of interest in teaching. Capabilities in large and small group teaching, and in the use of Information and Communication Technology in teaching will be developed.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr John Willison

    Dr Cally Guerin
    Discipline of Higher Education
    School of Education
    Ph: 83133043
    Email: cally.guerin@adelaide.edu.au

    Dr John Willison,
    Discipline of Higher Education
    School of Education
    Ph: 83133219
    Email: john.willison@adelaide.edu.au
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    To provide participants with an opportunity to:
    1. interact with colleagues from other discipline areas in a collegial and supportive learning environment
    2. become familiar with University policies, guidelines, structures, processes, sharing individual/school resources and teaching practices
    3. experience a range of teaching/learning strategies
    4. develop understanding of how students learn, related to various teaching strategies and styles
    5. explore and engage with relevant learning and teaching research and scholarship
    6. reflect on own learning and teaching experiences, practices and beliefs
    7. plan and implement a variety of methods to monitor and evaluate own teaching to inform ongoing cycles of improved practice
    8. receive peer feedback on your teaching
    9. develop a teaching portfolio, documenting personal learning reflections and professional development
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    A handbook for the course will be available before session 1, and other materials available through MyUni.
    Recommended Resources
    Recommended textbook: Cannon, R and Newble, D (2003) A Handbook for Teachers in Universities and Colleges: A Guide to Improving Teaching Methods. London: Kogan Page. Fourth Edition.

    Additional materials will be provided within MyUni.
    Online Learning
    The Teaching @ Adelaide guide for new teaching staff helps to contextualise your teaching function and provides a quick and easy overview and access to The University of Adelaide.
    For a copy of Teaching @ Adelaide:
    http://www.adelaide.edu.au/clpd/teaching/new2TeachingUA.pdf

    Information on the Graduate Certificate is available from http://education.adelaide.edu.au/downloads/graduate-certificate-education-brochure.pdf
    and http://www.adelaide.edu.au/degree-finder/gcehe_gcedhighed.html.
    Assessment examples from the UTESL course are also available through MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    No information currently available.

    Workload

    No information currently available.

    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

    No information currently available.

    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.

    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    GS8 (Coursework Grade Scheme)
    Grade Description
    CN Continuing
    FNS Fail No Submission
    NFE No Formal Examination
    F Fail
    NGP Non Graded Pass
    P Pass
    C Credit
    D Distinction
    HD High Distinction
    RP Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

  • Student Feedback

    The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.

    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

  • Student Support
  • Policies & Guidelines
  • Fraud Awareness

    Students are reminded that in order to maintain the academic integrity of all programs and courses, the university has a zero-tolerance approach to students offering money or significant value goods or services to any staff member who is involved in their teaching or assessment. Students offering lecturers or tutors or professional staff anything more than a small token of appreciation is totally unacceptable, in any circumstances. Staff members are obliged to report all such incidents to their supervisor/manager, who will refer them for action under the university's student’s disciplinary procedures.

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