Nature of Learning and Teaching

EDU60001 12.5 Credit Points Online

Contact hours

  • 8 hours per week

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21


Available Semester 1 and Semester 2 2020

Aims and objectives

Participants will explore learning and teaching theories, models and approaches for contemporary Higher Education contexts.

Learning objectives
1. Reflect on how changes in knowledge and knowledge construction impact on learning and teaching practice in contemporary tertiary environments.
2. Critically evaluate pedagogical theories, models and frameworks and their application to practice.

3. Plan and develop effective learning environments for student learning and approaches for student support.

4. Enact, reflect and evaluate evidence-based change and improvement of teaching practice.

5. Demonstrate individual or collaborative learning.

Courses with unit

Offered Semester 1 2021 and Semester 2 2021
This core unit will enable you to gain study credit whilst simultaneously enhancing and extending your understanding of the changing nature of knowledge and knowledge construction for learning and teaching in Higher Education. The unit will support your critical evaluation and reflection of pedagogical learning and teaching approaches, models and frameworks and their application to your current practice.

You will also explore how to plan for and develop effective learning environments and improve student learning and teaching practices. You will be exposed to a range of resource materials and online learning activities designed to extend your understanding of learning and teaching and to support you with assessments.

The unit will enable you to critically reflect on your own teaching practice within a supportive, collaborative online learning environment and provide the opportunity to apply these new learnings in your future teaching. You will be engaged in active, collaborative learning and feedback - sharing and building knowledge together.