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Principles of Teaching in Higher Education

Code: DE8031L
Points: 16
Online (tutorials available)

Lecture theatres have in recent history been perceived as physical, teacher-centred, orderly, transmissive and passive. Contemporary higher education classrooms can be virtual, learner-centred, non-linear, transformative and active. Teaching is viewed as a continually evolving activity based on engagement, review, reflection and revision in order to best address the needs of 21st century higher education student cohorts. This unit considers the theories and best practice in contemporary higher education teaching and adult learning, both online and face-to-face.

Discipline: Education Studies

Study level: Postgraduate Foundational


Prohibited combinations

  • DE8029L Teaching in a Theological Education Context


Further information

  • Refer to the current Student handbook supplement: unit guide for required texts and scheduled lectures and tutorials.
  • Distance students are encouraged to participate in live-streamed lectures and tutorials.

Dr Merryn Ruwoldt