Scholarly Teaching: to explore, evaluate and improve

EDU60004 12.5 Credit Points Online


  • One Semester

Contact hours

  • 8 hours per week

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


Available Semester 2 2022



Aims and objectives

Students will explore the concept of teaching as a scholarly activity and develop strategies for evaluating their teaching in order to use evidence to improve student learning, inform teaching practice and further their professional learning and career.
Learning Objectives
1.   Analyse and reflect upon evaluation literature to critique evaluation methods and practices
2.   Evaluate methods for collecting evidence to enhance professional practice, improve student learning outcomes and advance your career.
3.  Appreciate different avenues for the dissemination of information about your teaching practice.
4. Critically reflect on own learning and teaching practice to enable the development of professional applications.

Courses with unit

Offered Semester 2 2022
A scholarly teaching approach helps you to improve your teaching practices and your students’ learning outcomes while also providing evidence that you can use to advance your academic career.
In this elective unit you will begin the development of a teaching award application that you can submit once you have gathered the necessary evidence to support your argument. We will also explore the evaluation literature with a view to you developing your own teaching evaluation plan, which also can contribute to the collection of evidence to support your teaching award application. The unit focuses on relevant, evidence based, pragmatic practices which are intrinsic to good teaching.