EDUC5111 Foundations of Tertiary Teaching

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This is the introductory unit for the Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching. Participants will explore the theories, principles and practice of university learning and teaching, with a strong focus on the UWA context.

There is particular focus on evidence-based strategies to enhancing learning and teaching and the development of reflective practices for ongoing professional development.

The unit introduces you to a range of topics that will be further developed in other units in the course.
Students are able to (1) evaluate a range of approaches and concepts in learning and teaching appropriate to their discipline; (2) articulate critical and evidence-based reflections on their learning and teaching practice; (3) critically reflect on their career as a higher education teacher, drawing on peer and student feedback, and a corpus of scholarly literature; (4) demonstrate self-agency in professional learning and development; and (5) demonstrate that they meet the dimensions of the UK Professional Standards Framework at Descriptor 1.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) reflective commentary on practice; (2) annotated bibliography; and (3) project proposal. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Elaine Lopes
Contact hours
One week of full-time face-to-face intensive mode workshops (3 x 1.5hr workshops over 5 days = 22.5 hours) plus facilitated writing sessions (1 x 1.5hr sessions over 5 days = 7.5 hours).
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-Y-1-2020]
EDUC5111 is aligned with the UK Professional Standards Framework. Eligible EDUC5111 students who satisfy all the requirements of the unit will be eligible to submit an application to UWA's Academy Fellowship Scheme to gain recognition as an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (AFHEA). The UK HEA Fellowship scheme enables recognition of quality and excellence in the practice of teaching and supporting learning.
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