Teaching in Practice

Subject EDUC90001 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

This subject has two components:

A) Teaching in Practice Forum: 2 day intensive at the beginning of the subject and before the commencement of the Semester 1 teaching period; and one 2-hour group workshop late in Semester.

B) Peer review of teaching practice: reciprocal peer review and feedback on teaching practice, the timing of which is highly flexible and integrated with individuals' existing teaching commitments.

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 12 contact hours
Total Time Commitment:

12 contact hours, 5 hours in peer review activities and approximately 103 non-contact hours.

Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.

Prerequisites: Students must have successfully completed EDUC 90002 Effective University teaching.
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: Current Involvement in university teaching is essential.
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the HDisability Liaison Unit websiteH: Hhttp://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/H


Dr Chi Baik


Education Student Centre
Subject Overview: This subject will focus on effective presentation and/or facilitation in actual teaching contexts - specifically, lectures and/or small group settings. The diversity of teaching contexts is a feature of the subject with participants encouraged to consider their particular teaching setting and practice. Participants, in pairs, engage in reciprocal peer review of teaching, alternately taking on the roles of reviewer and reviewee. Participants also work with a department colleague who observes their teaching in order to offer feedback and constructive advice.
Objectives: At the completion of the subject, participants should have developed:
  • an understanding of how to plan and prepare classes to enhance student learning;
  • an awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses as a presenter or facilitator;
  • knowledge of procedures and strategies that enhance effectiveness in various teaching contexts;
  • an appreciation of the support and assistance available from colleagues;
  • skills in presenting, explaining, demonstrating, guiding and supporting student learning.

There are four pieces of assessment:

  • Completion of a cycle of reciprocal peer review of teaching with a colleague from within the subject
  • Completion of a cycle of peer review of teaching with a departmental colleague
  • A teaching portfolio including class plans and notes from the peer review sessions (1000 words) (Due at the end of semester)
  • A reflective essay of 1,500 words (due at the end of semester).
A pass in this subject requires the satisfactory completion of all assessment components. Please note this subject is assessed on a pass/fail basis only.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On completing this subject, participants should be able to:
  • plan activities within the constraints of time and the physical environment
  • present material in a clear, organised, stimulating and engaging way
  • analyse and respond to a range of audiences, recognising and drawing on diversity
  • plan and direct group discussion in a way that engages all participants and keeps them on track
  • use feedback constructively to improve performance;
  • be constructively self-critical.
Links to further information: www.cshe.unimelb.edu.au
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in University Teaching

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