The Teaching for Learning Program explores some of the key components of successful learning and teaching in higher education

The program fosters your development as a reflective and intentional practitioner, and will support the development of knowledge, skills and values required of a contemporary university educator.

The program has three aims:

  1. To support the development of key Educator capabilities outlined in the Griffith Learning and Teaching Capabilities Framework. They are:
    • Understanding the learning context
    • Designing for learning
    • Facilitating and teaching for learning
    • Implementing assessment for learning
    • Practising reflection and evaluation of Learning and Teaching
  2. To provide a pathway into the Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching via the application for credit into the core course 7031LFC University Teaching for Learning.
  3. To provide recognition of staff commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching and continuous professional development through AFHEA Fellowship. These fellowships are globally recognised and portable across universities, and are increasingly considered by universities as part of the appointment and promotion process.

The Teaching for Learning program consists of seven modules. They are:

  • 1. Understanding Learning
  • 2. Designing for Learning
  • 3. Teaching using Active Learning
  • 4. Using Assessment for Learning
  • 5. Evaluating Teaching
  • 6. Developing a Learning and Teaching Philosophy
  • 7. Authenticating Practice

Successful completion of each module will result in the issuing of a digital badge. Each module can be completed online. Five of the modules are also offered as face to face workshops. Please note that Foundations of University Teaching covers two two modules - Understanding Learning and Designing for Learning. More information about the workshops can be found below.

Foundations of University Teaching

Understanding Learning and Designing for Learning

Course code: G05002

Please note that this is a 2 day workshop and attendance at BOTH DAYS is required.

Are you new to teaching or looking to enhance and refresh how you teach? If so, Foundations of University Teaching is for you!

This 1.5 day workshop is comprised of two modules - Understanding Learning and Designing for Learning, and a Micro-teaching session. These modules are designed to support you in becoming an intentional, effective leader of student learning.

In the FUT modules we explore:

DAY 1

Understanding Learning

  • The basic mechanism of learning
  • How to apply knowledge of these mechanisms to our teaching

DAY 1

Designing for Learning

  • How to design a learning and teaching session that is aligned to course learning outcomes, and incorporates active learning

DAY 2

Micro-teaching

You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge from the two modules explored on Day 1, in a micro-teaching session on Day 2 of the workshops.

Focusing on practical knowledge to help you settle into your teaching role, this workshop is also the starting point in the Teaching for Learning (TFL) Program. The TFL Program is accredited by Advance HEA in the UK, with successful completion of the full program leading to HEA Associate Fellow (AFHEA) - a globally recognised award. Attendance on both days is important if you are intending to seek Associate Fellowship.

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Gold Coast campus

Day 1

Wednesday 12 February, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm

Learning Commons (G11) 4.29

Day 2

Thursday 13 February, 9.30 am - 1.00 pm

Learning Commons (G11) 4.29

Nathan campus

This workshop will be held at Nathan campus in Trimester 2, 2020. More details will be available soon.

Teaching Using Active Learning

Course code: G04010

Are you looking to increase your students’ engagement in their learning? Would you like to expand your repertoire of strategies and activities that can be used in online and on campus teaching; in large and small classes?

In this practice-based workshop we will explore how we can use active learning to establish an environment that motivates and supports student engagement. We will also design and develop active learning strategies to use in individual teaching sessions.

This event is recommended for:
All new teaching staff, and staff interested in enhancing their teaching practice.

Please Note: This workshop is an important component for those people planning to apply for credit to the Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching and for those looking for recognition as Associate Fellow HEA through the Teaching for Learning Program.

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Gold Coast campus

Tuesday 3 March, 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

Learning Commons (G11) 3.64

Nathan campus

This workshop will be held at Nathan campus in Trimester 2, 2020. More details will be available soon.

Using Assessment for Learning

Course code: G04011

Do you want to know how your students are progressing in your class? Do you want to provide feedback to them to assist their learning?

Students consistently tell us through student surveys that assessment is the most significant aspect of their university experience. Therefore, how we monitor their progress, and the feedback we provide to them is of great importance to their learning.

In this practice-based workshop we will explore some key components of our role as assessors. Specifically, we will:

  1. write SMART learning outcomes for our teaching session
  2. design formative assessment to enable students to achieve the learning outcomes
  3. review the essential principles of effective feedback in the higher education context
  4. analyse examples of written feedback and practice rewriting to promote effective student feedback.

This event is recommended for:
All new teaching staff, and staff interested in enhancing their teaching practice.

Please Note: This workshop is an important component for those people planning to apply for credit to the Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching and for those looking for recognition as Associate Fellow HEA through the Teaching for Learning Program.

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Gold Coast campus

Tuesday 10 March, 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

Student Guild Function Centre (G07)

Nathan campus

This workshop will be held at Nathan campus in Trimester 2, 2020. More details will be available soon.

Evaluating Teaching

Course code: G04012

Do you find students’ evaluation of your teaching a little narrow? Are you interested in getting a more holistic evaluation of your teaching?

As teachers, it is important to develop as reflective practitioners, to ensure that we are constantly seeking ways of enhancing student learning through our teaching practices. A key way to do this is through an evaluation of our teaching.

In this session we will explore four perspectives we can use to help us reflect on our teaching:

  • Self
  • Peer
  • Student
  • Literature.

We will discuss how to collect, interpret and act on evaluation data from each of these perspectives. This is a hands-on workshop and you will have an opportunity to develop your own evaluation approaches.

This event is recommended for:
All new teaching staff, and staff interested in enhancing their teaching practice.

Please Note: This workshop is an important component for those people planning to apply for credit to the Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching and for those looking for recognition as Associate Fellow HEA through the Teaching for Learning Program.

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Gold Coast campus

Tuesday 17 March, 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

Student Guild Function Centre (G07)

Nathan campus

This workshop will be held at Nathan campus in Trimester 2, 2020. More details will be available soon.

How to register

Check the date

Copy or write down the course number

Staff can enrol directly in workshops using self service in the staff portal. Log into the Staff portal > Key Services > My Staff Page > Training and Online Resources > Face2Face Training > Search by Course Number. Enter the Course Number related to the workshop.

Check your enrolment status at any time by viewing your personal Training Summary page. Log into the Staff portal > Key Services > My Staff Page > Training and Online Resources > My Training Summary.

If you require any assistance or wish to cancel your enrolment, please email learning_futures_admin@griffith.edu.au.

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