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HEDU501 Critical Reflection on Higher Education

A critical examination of personal theories of tertiary teaching within a comparative framework of contemporary literature and practice. As one of the principal modes of teaching is online learning, all students are required to have access to the Internet.

The goal of Critical Reflection on Higher Education is for participants to develop a critical understanding of teaching and learning in higher education. This critical understanding will be informed by key theories and ideas in higher education and enriched by participants' reflection on their practice within their teaching contexts.

Paper title Critical Reflection on Higher Education
Paper code HEDU501
Subject Higher Education
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period(s) Full Year, Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,929.25
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $6,400.00

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Restriction
HEDX 501, EDUC 507
Limited to
PGCertHighE, PGDipHighE, MHEd
Notes
Restricted to selected professional students.
Eligibility
Suitable for graduates who are currently teaching tertiary students in universities, polytechnics and other tertiary institutions.
Contact
hedc@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Associate Professor Clinton Golding
Paper Structure
The paper will cover the following main issues:
  • Introduction to teaching in higher education
  • Reflective practice
  • Learning
  • Course and teaching design
  • Teaching methods and pedagogy
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Education for thinking
  • Evaluation
Teaching Arrangements
The learning in Critical Reflection on Higher Education involves a combination of individual reading and reflection, completing collaborative tasks, giving and receiving peer feedback, and structured, whole-group discussions.

Every two weeks there will be the opportunity for a two-hour structured, whole-group discussion about one of the main issues of the paper (likely Friday 9.00 - 11.00 am, NZ time).

Participants are able to attend these sessions in Dunedin or via videoconferencing. Students are required to attend the first class and four more. We have found that this is necessary for the smooth running of the paper and for each student to meet the learning objectives.

Each session will be linked with a collaborative or individual reflection task related to the topic of the session. Participants will share their reflections using an online discussion board, and we will discuss at the next discussion session.

We expect you to attend or view at least five sessions, to complete every individual and collaborative reflection task, and to give feedback to other participants for every session.
Textbooks
Recommended:

Teaching for quality learning at University, 3rd edition, by J Biggs and C Tang, 2007 (4th edition is also fine)

Learning to teach in Higher Education, 2nd edition, by P Ramsden, 2003
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Graduates from Critical Reflection on Higher Education will
  • Understand key issues related to teaching and learning in higher education
  • Reflect upon and critique their own teaching
  • Develop a critical rationale for their teaching practice based on this understanding and reflection
Course outline
Available on request from HEDC

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
None

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Friday 09:00-10:50 9-14, 17-22

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Friday 09:00-10:50 9-14, 17-22

A critical examination of personal theories of tertiary teaching within a comparative framework of contemporary literature and practice. As one of the principal modes of teaching is online learning, all students are required to have access to the Internet.

The goal of Critical Reflection on Higher Education is for participants to develop a critical understanding of teaching and learning in higher education. This critical understanding will be informed by key theories and ideas in higher education and enriched by participants' reflection on their practice within their teaching contexts.

Paper title Critical Reflection on Higher Education
Paper code HEDU501
Subject Higher Education
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period(s) Full Year, Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,967.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $6,528.00

^ Top of page

Restriction
HEDX 501, EDUC 507
Limited to
PGCertHighE, PGDipHighE, MHEd
Notes
Restricted to selected professional students.
Eligibility
Suitable for graduates who are currently teaching tertiary students in universities, polytechnics and other tertiary institutions.
Contact
hedc@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Associate Professor Clinton Golding
Paper Structure
The paper will cover the following main issues:
  • Introduction to teaching in higher education
  • Reflective practice
  • Learning
  • Course and teaching design
  • Teaching methods and pedagogy
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Education for thinking
  • Evaluation
Teaching Arrangements
The learning in Critical Reflection on Higher Education involves a combination of individual reading and reflection, completing collaborative tasks, giving and receiving peer feedback, and structured, whole-group discussions.

Every two or three weeks there will be the opportunity for a two-hour structured, whole-group discussion about one of the main issues of the paper (likely Friday 9.00 - 11.00 am, NZ time).

Participants are able to attend these sessions in Dunedin or via videoconferencing. Students are required to attend the first class and four more of the eight classes. We have found that this is necessary for the smooth running of the paper and for each student to meet the learning objectives.

Each session will be linked with a collaborative or individual reflection task related to the topic of the session. Participants will share their reflections using an online discussion board, and we will discuss at the next class.

We expect you to attend or view at least five sessions, to complete every individual and collaborative reflection task, and to give feedback to at least two other participants for every reflection task.
Textbooks
Recommended:

Teaching for quality learning at University, 3rd edition, by J Biggs and C Tang, 2007 (4th edition is also fine)

Learning to teach in Higher Education, 2nd edition, by P Ramsden, 2003
Course outline
Available on request from HEDC
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Graduates from Critical Reflection on Higher Education will
  • Understand key issues related to teaching and learning in higher education
  • Reflect upon and critique their own teaching
  • Develop a critical rationale for their teaching practice based on this understanding and reflection

^ Top of page

Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
None

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Friday 09:00-10:50 9-12, 15-22

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Friday 09:00-10:50 9-12, 15-22