Principles and Practice of Higher Education

10 Units

This course contributes to the development of participants’ teaching practice through activities that focus on practical and professional approaches to student learning. It aims to provide opportunities to develop a teaching portfolio and to experience peer observation and feedback of teaching.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education

Not currently offered

Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course participants should be able to: 1. Examine current issues and practice in higher education; 2. Evaluate a variety of teaching strategies and their potential influence on student learning; 3. Apply a variety of strategies to critically evaluate teaching and student learning; 4. Apply technical, educational and ethical criteria to reflect upon and improve teaching practice; and 5. Prepare a teaching portfolio, including input from peer evaluation, that links philosophy, practice and teaching performance.


The following topics are indicative of content that may be covered during the two full day classes and workshops in TEHE6010. 1. Coherent course design (including aims and learning outcomes, assessment criteria, assessment tasks, learning activities, alignment and CTS requirements) 2. Large group teaching 3. Small group teaching 4. Developing student group work 5. Teaching practice session (including peer observation and feedback) 6. Reflective practice and the development of a teaching portfolio 7. Evaluation of courses and teaching

Transition Not Applicable.
Assumed Knowledge Nil.
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - 1. Reflective analysis of Peer Feedback for Teaching - 55%; and 2. Teaching Portfolio - 45%
Contact Hours
  • Workshop: for 32 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Requirements
  • Requisite by Enrolment Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for TEHE6010
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