Foundations of Learning and Teaching

EDU60056 12.5 Credit Points Online


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 150 contact hours - Online

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

Higher Ed. Semester 2

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

2 Jul 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

31 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24

29 Jul 24 - 27 Oct 24

3 Dec 24

Last self enrolment:
11 Aug 24

31 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Sep 24


Anti-requisite (Similar in content)
EDU60001 Nature of Learning and Teaching

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to set the foundations of learning and teaching in higher education settings. This will involve establishing a peer network in which students will participate in a range of activities to learn about diverse learning theories and pedagogies, and the tertiary environment in which they are working and studying. The scene will be set for continued consideration of how to support the variety of paths students take in their learning journeys.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

1. Apply learning theories and pedagogies (including Indigenous pedagogies), models and frameworks in professional contexts.

2. Practice a critical approach to digital technology integration to enhance learning and teaching.
3. Critically reflect on and develop your personal, interpersonal, professional and organisational approaches to working in inclusive tertiary educational contexts.
4. Contribute to the establishment of a peer network and add evidence to your learning and teaching portfolio.