Faculty of Education

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedMalaysia First semester (extended) 2015 (Flexible)
Malaysia Second semester (extended) 2015 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Dr Chan Chang Tik


This unit introduces students to the teaching and learning cycle, focusing on the fundamental principles of teaching, learning and assessment within the international and South East Asian context. In this unit effective teaching is viewed as a continually evolving practice based on review, reflection and revision to suit the characteristics of the higher education student cohorts in the South East Asian region. The significance of the impact of teaching on higher education students' approaches to learning also frames the unit. Students focus on the principles for reviewing and developing engaged teaching and inclusive, higher education student-centred materials. Students develop learning outcomes, align content and teaching methodologies with those outcomes, gather feedback and reflect on their teaching. The varied aspects and conceptions of student assessment are examined, and strategies for reviewing and improving assessment practices are also investigated.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. understand the context for higher education teaching and learning in South East Asia
  2. recognise student learning as the primary objective of teaching
  3. construct a teaching and learning program and sessions to engage higher education students in active learning
  4. evaluate and select learning materials objectively to address cultural and linguistic barriers to learning
  5. instigate effective and purposeful peer-review of their teaching
  6. correlate the purposes of assessment practices with the learning objectives within South East Asian learning and teaching contexts
  7. apply, modify or integrate relevant key concepts when planning and/or employing assessment tasks
  8. devise, create or adapt techniques for providing quality and timely feedback to their higher education students.


Assessment is by four inter-unit assignments, of 20%, 30%, 20% and 30% each, submitted as part of a portfolio (4000 words approximately, 100%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload comprises:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 12 contact hours in workshops to be held over 2.5 days prior to the teaching semester

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • 10-12 hours independent study per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


First degree or equivalent


Must be concurrently teaching