In this highly student-focused unit, participants identify a researchable critical issue related to a teaching innovation. Based on this, participants develop a proposal to undertake an evidence-based investigation to improve their own teaching practice. Participants will examine evidence-based pedagogic literature that evaluate teaching innovations. They will propose how the data will be collected and analysed and accordingly design ethically appropriate data collection instruments. The assessments will be drawn from participants own practice, ensuring that they are authentic. The unit’s social-constructivist approach is technology moderated to support peer-to-peer collaboration. The unit provides an entry into further scholarship in teaching and learning. This unit is delivered in an intensive mode of study over a four week period.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Links to recommended readings for this unit will be provided to students via VU Collaborate.
This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.