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Exploring Learning and Teaching 5 Day Intensive

Monday 12 – Friday 16 February 2024 09:30 – 12:00 each day
Face-to-face at the Learning and Teaching Building #10T1, Ellery Cres Acton

Monday 12 – Friday 16 February 2024 13:00 – 15:30 each day
Face-to-face at the Learning and Teaching Building #10T1, Ellery Cres Acton
Exploring Learning and Teaching Weekly

Wednesdays from 09:30 – 12:00 28 February – 27 March 2024
Face-to-face at the Learning and Teaching Building #10T1, Ellery Cres Acton
This course is now full

ELT Course Details


ELT offers a practice-based learning experience with peers that introduces you to important aspects of learning and teaching in the higher education context. This program is ideal for anyone who is new to teaching or looking to consolidate their teaching practice.

In addition to knowing logistics like ANU policies, services and structures, you will need to cultivate a sense of who you are as an educator. How will you prepare to teach? How will you make the learning experience engaging, purposeful and inclusive? Which education technologies will you use and why? What evidence informs your teaching and what resources will you rely upon? In ELT, we will address these questions and much more.

This program will equip you with the skills to be an effective and reflective educator.

Who can participate?

ELT participants are usually:

  • People thinking about teaching at ANU;
  • Educators and academics who are still relatively new to teaching at ANU;
  • Experienced educators looking to consolidate their teaching practice; and
  • Professional staff with learner-centred support roles.

Program Description

ELT comprises seven core components:

Pre-Program Module – Setting the Scene
Every learner, educator, and institution is unique, and ANU is no exception. Find out about the primary policies, structures, and services that underpin learning and teaching at ANU, and in your specific discipline, in this asynchronous module.

Module 1 – Approaches to Learning and Teaching
While “learning and teaching” are often used interchangeably, they have vastly different foundations and principles. This module examines what learning within higher education looks like, and how your sense of who you are as an educator affects that learning.

Module 2 – Facilitating Learning
Not all learning and teaching styles are equal. This module develops your teaching to enhance learning by focusing on facilitation and learner engagement/engaging learners.

Module 3 – Feedback and Marking for Learning
Simultaneously one of the most challenging, and most important, components of learning and teaching, meaningful feedback enhances and reiterates learning for life. This module examines how to provide meaningful feedback, and how to assess learning fairly and consistently.

Module 4 – Planning Your Teaching Practice
At the core of effective learning and teaching lies preparation and planning. This module applies the elements of learning and teaching covered in the previous modules to devise powerful planning principles and processes.

Module 5 – Inclusive Teaching Practice
The concept of “the traditional learner” is constantly changing. Develop inclusive teaching practices in this module to create positive learning environments that celebrate and promote diversity.

Post-Program Module – Learning from Your Teaching Practice
Learning never truly ends, especially for educators. Through peer-observation and self-reflection, this asynchronous module provides a framework for lifelong professional development in higher education.

Completion of the program

To successfully complete the program, participants must attend and actively engage in all synchronous modules, as well as completing the asynchronous modules. In addition, participants must complete take-home tasks to be submitted through Wattle.

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive a non-award certificate from the Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT). This certificate, along with the take-home tasks, may form the basis of an application with the ANU Education Fellowship Scheme.