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Unit Overview

Description

This unit's content provides a descriptive overview, theoretical underpinnings, principles of practice, exemplars, and critical analyses of a range of approaches and strategies for tertiary level teaching. Teaching strategies include: group work, problem-based learning, and student research

Credit
6 points
Outcomes

Students are able to (1) know a range of teaching approaches and strategies, and their strengths and weaknesses in promoting deep learning; (2) understand the theoretical underpinnings of different teaching approaches

; (3) critique your practice, and the practice of others, in terms of alignment with active learning; and (4) create a Teaching Philosophy statement articulating your understanding of theoretical approaches to the practice of teaching.

Assessment

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) personal Teaching Philosophy and (2) reflections on observations of teaching. Further information is available in the unit outline.



Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Mark Pegrum
Contact hours
reading and conference sessions: 25 hours
Note
A student may only enrol in this unit once.
Texts

To be advised by the supervising lecturer.

  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.