TERTL513-19A (NET)

Researching Tertiary Learning and Teaching Practice

15 Points

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Paper Description

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This is an individualised paper which enables you to identify an aspect of tertiary teaching and learning practice to research, and then to design and implement a small-scale project. A few examples of possible projects are redesigning a paper in line with latest research on assessment, trialling a new method of managing group work, exploring student use of feedback, examining effective ways of teaching online, integrating UDL principles into lectures and labs, or developing a good practice teaching guide for lab assistants or tutors in your discipline. These are only a few of a myriad of possibilities, but the key aim of this paper is for you to identify and conduct a project that integrates theory and practice in your own professional context. You will also present the outcomes of your project as part of this paper.

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Paper Structure

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The paper requires 150 hours of study, mostly spent in independent study on the project with support from the lecturer.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • identify and specify an issue to research on an aspect of tertiary teaching and learning practice;
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  • conduct a focused literature review on a tertiary teaching and learning issue;
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  • plan a small-scale project, including ethical considerations as required;
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  • implement the project
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  • evaluate and reflect on the process and outcomes of the project.
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Assessment

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The four assessments all contribute to the completion of a single project over the course of one semester. Suggested submission dates and methods of submission are listed below, but these can be negotiated with the lecturer depending on the nature of your project.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Project proposal
11 Mar 2019
12:00 AM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Focused literature review
1 Apr 2019
12:00 AM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Implementation portfolio
31 May 2019
12:00 AM
30
4. Presentation
7 Jun 2019
12:00 AM
25
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Recommended Readings

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Recommended readings are provided in the reading list.
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Online Support

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Moodle is used for this paper.
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Workload

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This is a 15-point paper, which equates to approximately 150 hours of study. The specific allocation of workload hours will be agreed by the participant and lecturer.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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The paper provides the opportunity for participants to apply learning from another paper to their own practice, or to explore a topic that is not covered by other papers in the PGCert Tertiary Teaching and Learning, but that is relevant to the programme learning outcomes and is important in their own particular context.
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