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Advancing Learning and Teaching

For many ANU educators, moving to remote or hybrid teaching was about mastering all things digital and making small changes where possible to improve the learning experience in this new world. But what’s next?

Whether it is recent developments, new insights or new opportunity, now is a good time to review, re-frame and refresh, or even totally re-design courses so that you and your students have a quality teaching and learning experience from start to finish.

But where to start?  

“I need an update/refresher of skills learned during the previous Foundations course – this is to help me with my FHEA application and also to help me in my new role developing a new Masters program.” SE participant 2021

“I am going to be convening a new course in 2022 and would like to develop the skills I will need to do that effectively.” SE participant 2021
Introduced in 2021, Exploring Learning and Teaching (ELT) focuses on the teacher-learner interactions and research underlying quality teaching and learning.

The Staff Education offering Advancing Learning and Teaching (ALT) supports experienced educators who are ready to take a more holistic look at their course with the intention to improve the education experience from the perspective of both student and educator, and with consideration to the higher education context and contemporary teaching approaches.

Whether you are teaching face-to-face, in a dual delivery setting or completely online due to COVID restrictions, ALT will enhance your knowledge, skills and professional judgement with course construction and the associated elements such as assessment, connecting students and student communication, which impact the overall course experience.

Don’t expect pre-recorded lectures and a how-to manual. Relying on the diverse teaching experiences in the room, ALT will stimulate and guide you to review and improve your course(s), through the following approaches:

  • Stimulating group activities and peer-led discussion
  • Critical analysis and reflection
  • Skill development supporting the design of courses and assessment
  • Insights provided by students and academic peers
  • Case studies and problem solving
  • Modelling and showcasing diverse teaching approaches
  • Professional judgement and action research focused on course improvement
  • Research and targeted information provided weekly in complementary workshops by ANU senior experts
  • Reflection activities to support your optional ANU Education Fellowship Scheme (EFS) submission.

On completion of ALT, we anticipate you will be eager and ready to review and re-design your own course(s) using action research, with the added benefit of peer networks and resources to support your next EFS submission.

Join the ALT journey starting 7 October. Visit the Staff Education website to find out more and register.  

Spots are limited, so don’t miss out!