Lecture theatres have in recent history been perceived as physical, teacher-centred, orderly, transmissive and passive. Contemporary higher education classrooms can be virtual, learner-centred, non-linear, transformative and active. Teaching is viewed as a continually evolving activity based on engagement, review, reflection and revision in order to best address the needs of 21st century higher education student cohorts. Within the context of theological education, this unit considers the theories and best practice in contemporary higher education which follow from what research reveals about adult learning, both online and face-to-face. The unit invites participants to consider their vocation as a higher education teacher and examine their practices in the light of their personal journey as a theological educator and the institutional understanding of theological education demonstrated by their context.
Unit Code: DE8329L
Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational
Unit Discipline: Education Studies
Delivery Mode: Blended
Proposing College: Australian Lutheran CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Identify and critique influences upon themselves as theological educators
Identify issues raised for themselves, institutions and stakeholders by different perspectives of theological and higher education
Analyse key principles of adult education
Apply good practice principles in adult education to designing and teaching a learning experience
Evaluate a learning experience with the assistance of a peer observer.
Group discovery, peer learning, practice and reflection, self-reflection, literature research.
Peer Assessed Portfolio Triple Text Study Students will engage with a set text and consider it in the light of two others, the first from a set list, the second of their choosing. They will identify issues for themselves, their vocation and their students, and discuss these with a peer mentor. 1500 words Reflection Students will reflect with a peer on their own formation as a theological educator 500 words
Design and deliver a learning experience based of good adult learning principles 2000 words equivalent
Evaluate a learning experience with peer input 2000 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 14:59:15 +1100