Examination of contemporary research on student learning. Exploration of the effects of participants’ teaching practices on how students learn in order to enhance student learning outcomes.
HEDU 502 offers you an opportunity to reflect on and develop a critical rationale for reviewing or changing aspects of teaching and learning in a higher education setting. Drawing on contemporary educational research, you will develop a strategy for change that can be put into effect and evaluated in terms of its impact.
|Paper title||Learning Theory and Practice in Higher Education|
|Teaching period(s)||Full Year
Full Year (On campus)
1st Non standard period (10 July 2023 - 19 June 2024) (Distance learning)
1st Non standard period (10 July 2023 - 19 June 2024) (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,162.75|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- HEDX 502
- Limited to
- PGCertHighE, PGDipHighE, MHEd
- As one of the principal modes of teaching is on-line learning, all students are required to have access to the internet.
- 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
- This is a project-based paper in which you write a report on your rationale for change and evaluation of impact regarding an aspect of teaching and/or learning.
- Teaching Arrangements
The Distance Learning offering of this paper is taught remotely.
HEDU 502 does not include lectures or classroom sessions; instead it offers flexible independent learning with tuition and support through a supervisor. Students will attend a few sessions together throughout the year so that they learn from each other’s projects and experiences. The timing will be negotiated with the cohort by the paper co-ordinator.
Recommended: University Teaching: An introductory guide, by T Harland, 2012.
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
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Scholarship, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will have an awareness of a range of teaching and assessment strategies and be able to evaluate and change their teaching practice.