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Continue your learning and teaching journey with ALT

The Advancing Learning and Teaching (ALT) program is being offered this semester and starts on Wednesday 24 April.

Who should attend and what are the benefits?

The ALT program is tailored to the needs of academics, course conveners and program leaders who are looking to improve the teaching and learning experience in their course(s). Through a series of core modules and associated workshops, participants can redesign their course based on a range of diverse research-led approaches to enhance teaching, student engagement and assessment. The program also gives participants the opportunity for peer-led discussion and showcasing of course and assessment examples, skill development, critical analysis, and follow-up action research with a view to advancing learning and teaching at ANU. 

Also note that for those of you interested or enrolled in the ANU Education Fellowship Scheme (EFS), the activities you complete as part of this program may be used to stimulate ideas, research and reflections for your EFS application.

What have other academics said?

The ALT course has been a complete unexpected pleasure this semester. While I knew there would be opportunities to upskill in things around student teaching and learning, what I didn’t expect was to find breathing room. Universities are fast-paced environments with many competing pressures and finding space to reflect on how and why we teach the way we do is often near impossible. Having a weekly window of opportunity to sit with a small group of multi-disciplinary academics and professional staff with discussion carefully guided by our lovely CLT staff has been incredibly helpful. I couldn’t recommend this course enough.

What topics are covered and by whom?

The six core modules facilitated by the Professional Learning Specialists in CLT cover topics such as learning and teaching in higher education, learning theories, student engagement, course design, assessment for learning, and improving your professional practice. The additional partner workshops which are paired with each ALT module are delivered by ANU academics and experts and provide further understanding and local examples which will help you enhance your knowledge and skills as an educator.

How much time will I need to complete the program?

The time commitment to complete the program is 3 hours per week for 6 weeks which includes complementary workshops. There is also follow up re-design task based on your course.

If you are interested in attending this free program for ANU staff, please register below. ALT will be running face to face over 6 weeks from Wednesday 24 April to 29 May 2024, from 9:30am–12:30pm.

March 2024

Leanne Brereton, Professional Learning team, Centre for Learning and Teaching.