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Principles of Teaching in Higher Education

Code: DE8031L
Points: 16
Study mode: Blended (online with orientation workshop)

​Lecture theatres have in recent history been perceived as physical, teacher-centered, orderly, transmissive and passive. Contemporary higher education classrooms can be virtual, learner-centered, 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: Graduate


Prohibited combinations

  • Teaching in a Theological Education Context


  • This unit is normally taught online.
  • This online unit includes an orientation workshop which is highly recommended. Dates and details of scheduled workshops are advised in the current Higher Education Workshop Calendar published on the calendars and timetables page.
  • See the teaching schedules for this unit at DE8031L.

Further information

  • Refer to the current Student handbook for required texts.
  • Learning outcomes, assessment details and recommended texts are provided before the scheduled unit start date.