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|
|Points||30 points 30 points|
|Teaching period(s)||Full Year, Full Year|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,047.25|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$6,991.50|
- HEDX 501, EDUC 507
- Limited to
- PGCertHighE, PGDipHighE, MHEd
- Restricted to selected professional students.
- Suitable for graduates who are currently teaching tertiary students in universities, polytechnics and other tertiary institutions.
- More information link
- View more information about this paper on the Higher Education Development Centre website
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
- The paper will cover the following main issues:
- Introduction to teaching in higher education
- Reflective practice
- Course and teaching design
- Teaching methods and pedagogy
- Assessment and feedback
- Education for thinking
- 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 or so, there will be the opportunity for a two-hour structured, whole-group discussion about one of the main issues of the paper. Participants are able to attend these sessions in Dunedin or via videoconferencing.
A number of sessions will be held concurrently to address topics specifically related to Clinical Education and Educational Technology for participants seeking endorsements in those areas. Participants not seeking an endorsement will engage in sessions related to the main themes of the paper.
Students are expected to attend the first class and at least seven additional classes. Sessions will be linked to assignments. Participants will share their work in class and/or through an online discussion board, and we will discuss insights from this work during class. We have found that engagement and commitment to participation and timely completion of all assignments are necessary for each student to meet the learning outcomes.
Teaching for Quality Learning at University, 4th edition, by J Biggs and C Tang, 2011
Learning to Teach in Higher Education, 2nd edition, by P Ramsden, 2003
University Teaching: An Introductory Guide, by T Harland, 2012
- Course outline
- Available on request from HEDC
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Critical thinking.
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- 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