The aim of this unit is to provide an opportunity to examine evidence-based pedagogic literature, think more deeply about the role of an educator, and to engage in a systematic and evidence-based investigation of teaching and learning practice in order to improve practice. Students will develop a proposal to undertake an evidence-based approach to improve their teaching practice. The unit supports the consideration of ethical aspects of both evaluating teaching and making improvements to practice.  

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Utilise evidence-based and scholarly strategies to independently identify a critical issue in their educational practice;  
  2. Source and use evidence-based literature to inform improved practice related to this issue in a variety of contexts;  
  3. Design a detailed educational investigation based on your systematic review of the literature and ethical principles; and  
  4. Develop ethically appropriate data collection instruments.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Learning and teaching issue (Part 1) (20%) Peer-review (Part 2) (20%) 40%
Report Proposal: Educational investigation and dissemination 60%
The 2 parts of the first assignment are interconnected: students develop a multi-faceted description of an issue (Part 1), then provide colleagues with feedback via the review (Part 2).

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