Quality Tertiary Teaching

Subject EDUC90732 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

March, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 04-Mar-2016 to 14-May-2016
Assessment Period End 09-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 18-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:


Assoc Prof Shelley Gillis



Subject Overview:

This subject builds participants’ knowledge of the fundamental principles and practice of quality teaching, learning and assessment within tertiary education settings. Through a series of lectures, seminars and workshops, the subject provides an introduction to quality assurance frameworks, with a particular focus on the role of assessment for assuring quality and improving teaching and learning within higher level AQF courses. It draws upon the participants’ experiences as well as research on quality approaches, policies and measures used within tertiary education settings.

Learning Outcomes:

At completion of the subject, participants should have developed:

  • a critical understanding of the principles of quality teaching, learning and assessment in tertiary education;
  • knowledge of some of the key policies relating to quality teaching and assessment at this level, and the central debates in this field;
  • an understanding of the strengths and limitations of quality assurance approaches and frameworks used within tertiary education settings;
  • a student-centred perspective on the nature of assessment for teaching and learning purposes;
  • skills in the design of assessment tasks and scoring rubrics for informing and improving teaching and student learning in tertiary education sectors.
  • 2,500 word essay, due mid semester, 50%
  • 2,500 word essay, due end of semester, 50%

Hurdle requirement: This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% attendance at all tutorials, seminars and workshops.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching

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