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GCAP Unit Information 2014

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HED5060   Principles of Effective Teaching  

Unit leader:

Dr Phillip Dawson

Semester 1 

Semester 2

  This unit enhances participants' knowledge of the principles of planning, teaching, learning and assessment. Effective teaching is viewed as a continually evolving practice based on the quality cycle of plan, act, evaluate and improve. Participants will explore inclusive student-centered learning activities and make choices in matching learning outcomes, learning activities and assessment with learning objectives. The unit also investigates strategies for optimizing student engagement and helps participants act effectively in the classroom through analytical processes and peer review.

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HED5062   Contemporary Learning Environments  

Unit leader: Mr Jason Ceddia

Semester 2

  This unit provides participants with a structured introduction to the key contemporary learning environments in higher education.  Such environments include: virtual spaces; industry placements; simulated settings; as well as a range of traditional and state-of-the-art lecture, laboratory and tutorial settings.  HED5062 will allow participants to examine the influence of virtual design, physical spaces and the 'hidden curriculum' on learning.  It will introduce ways of promoting learning in a range of different contexts both indoor and outdoor, and on-site and online.  Participants will consider: the impact of different learning environments; how to maximise and/or broaden student learning; and practical considerations such as available resources and administration.

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  HED5070   Higher Degree Research Supervision  

 

Unit leader: A/Prof Robert Nelson

Semester 1 

Semester 2

  The aim of this unit is to build research supervision capacity. Subsuming the postgraduate research
training modules of the MRGS, the unit explores the spread of research graduate paradigms, covering
the academic structure of HDR programs to the spatial set up of candidates and their interaction with
supervisors and access to resources. Students may choose to study the paradigms of greatest
pertinence to their discipline; however, all students enhance their awareness of supervisory and
research coursework arrangements across a breadth of disciplines. The unit investigates the
dynamics and theory of how research is supervised. Equipping students with a knowledge of
supervisory methodologies, the unit prepares future supervisors with the capacity to act and advise
prudently in favour of the candidate╩╝s research potential and development among communities that
support scholarship.

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  HED5071   Strategy and Leadership in Research  

 

Unit leader: Dr Hariz Halilovich

TBC

  This unit provides participants with a structured introduction to the key dimensions of research leadershop, including: the development of a personal and team research strategy; project planning and management; collaboration, including working with external partners; ethics and governance for good-practice research; the development of intellectual property; financial management; research for lasting impact; and reporting on project outcomes.

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  HED5081   Selected Topics in Higher Education  

Unit leader: Mr Jason Ceddia

Semester 1 

  Reflective practice is a method of research into teaching that enables educators to develop professional knowledge about their teaching. This is a collegiate activity that enables changes in teaching aimed at enhancing student learning and the development of professional knowledge. This unit affords participants the opportunity to explore their teaching practices by adopting an action-learning mode. Focusing on teaching and learning issues arising from HED5081, Contemporary Issues in Business Education, participants will be required to apply a teaching intervention(s) in a unit they are currently teaching and to critically evaluate the effectiveness of this change to teaching. Student will work with the Unit Co-ordinator to develop an intervention specific to their context.

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  HED5092   Developing Higher Education Innovations  

Unit leader: A/Prof Angela Carbone

Semester 2

  The Higher Education Innovations unit will allow participants to design a project which aims to improve or innovate in an area of higher education. Participants can investigate any area of teaching and learning in higher education. This unit will introduce the essential elements required to undertake a higher education project.  Participants will consider: ways of expressing their project effectively using variety of formats;  the need and value of their project; exploring the literature and building on past higher education projects and  programs; the research approach; dissemination plans; timeline and budget so that the deliverables and outcomes of the project can be achieved within the timeframe.

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