HED5052 - Contemporary issues in higher education in South East Asia - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.




Dr Chan Chang Tik

Unit guides



  • First semester (extended) 2017 (Flexible)


This unit provides opportunities for students to negotiate a program of study focusing on issues in higher education in South East Asia that they identify as being most relevant to their own teaching context and discipline. By undertaking a range of modules of study, students are able to further develop their knowledge and skills in the areas of teaching, learning and assessment and improve their personal practice. Students are required to undertake five workshop modules in this unit and complete the prescribed activities.


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

  1. identify the contemporary issues in higher education in South East Asia that are relevant to their own teaching context, discipline and the local setting
  2. draw on the relevant educational literature and research to become better informed about the impact of changing trends on pedagogical principles and practice
  3. apply theory to their teaching approaches and strategies
  4. reflect on and demonstrate the impact that the selected issues have on their personal practice.


Assessment is by portfolio comprising evidence from a range of sources (e.g. photos, journal notes, accounts of skills development) on the impact of the workshops on the student's personal teaching practice (4000 words or equivalent, 100%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload comprises:

  1. Contact hours:
    • students are required to complete five workshop modules from the approved list for HED5052 offered by EQI or through schools and other campus departments; workshops may vary in length, but on average would be expected to be 3 to 4 hours (one half day each)
  2. Additional requirements:
    • approximately 25 hours further study comprising literature and web searches, reading/reflection time, completion of assessment activities and compilation of a portfolio

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