OLTC20003 - Nature of Learning and Teaching
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit you will explore the nature of learning and teaching in tertiary education, to examine the knowledge, skills and dispositions essential to the role of an educator in this context. Continuous improvement is a focus of the unit, within which critical educational issues with respect to evolving pedagogical ideas and technological innovations in learning and teaching will be investigated. The unit aims to foster reflective practice by examining teaching and learning practices and ways of promoting quality educational experiences.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Presentation and Written Assessment Pass/Fail
2. Presentation and Written Assessment Pass/Fail

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Assessment tasks were vague and confusing Student feedback Assessment tasks to be simplified and concisely detailed.
Each assessment task is ‘very overloaded’. Student feedback Assessment tasks to be simplified. The assessment task will not require the inclusion of many diversely different tasks.
Moodle site navigation was confusing and not well set out. Student feedback The Moodle site to be restructured. The Moodle book to be removed and replaced with a PDF topic guide and activities.
Materials difficult to download for offline access Student feedback The Moodle book to be removed and replaced with a PDF topic guide and activities. All resources and activities are available directly from the collapsible topics instead of in embedded links.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explore the knowledge, skills and dispositions required in your role as an educator in order to faciliate student-focussed learning experiences
  2. Examine the implications of different learning theories in relation to your teaching practice
  3. Analyse contemporary educational issues in light of emerging pedagogical ideas and technological innovations in tertiary education
  4. Apply strategies for promoting reflective practice that facilitate enhancements to educational experiences
  5. Engage in scholarly learning and teaching practice.

N/A

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1. Knowledge
2. Communication
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills    
4. Research
5. Self-management    
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7. Leadership      

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment  
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment

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IT Resources

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Unit CoordinatorNadine Adams (n.adams@cqu.edu.au)
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