University of Technology Sydney

010042 Student Learning and Teaching Approaches

6cp; on campus (6 x 3hr face-to-face workshops during session, plus online learning/negotiated independent learning for participants unable to attend some workshops); availability: not offered to exchange and study abroad students
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


In this subject university teachers develop their understanding of key ideas on student learning and how those ideas relate to teaching in higher education. They become familiar with student learning models of understanding higher education teaching and draw on insights from this research tradition to develop knowledge of the influences of the learning environment on students' approaches to learning, and relations between learning approaches and the quality of the learning outcomes. The factors that are considered include the influence of student diversity in the classroom, prior knowledge and interest in the topic, and commitment to study. Participants use the knowledge they gain from the research literature and feedback from their learners and peers to reflect on their interactions with their students and identify changes to their teaching that encourages high quality student learning.

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