Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedSunway First semester (extended) 2012 (Flexible)
Sunway Second semester (extended) 2012 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Dr Glenda Crosling (Director of Education Quality and Innovation)


Learning and Teaching in Higher Education in South East Asia introduces participants 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 student cohorts in the South East Asian region. The significance of the impact of teaching on students' approaches to learning also frames the unit. Participants will focus on the principles for reviewing and developing engaged teaching and inclusive, student-centred materials. Participants will 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 will be examined, and strategies for reviewing and improving assessment practices will also be investigated.


On successful completion of this unit, participants should be able to:

  1. understand the context for higher education teaching and learning in South East Asia;
  2. student learning and recognize student learning as the primary objective of teaching;
  3. construct a teaching and learning program and sessions to engage 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 students.




Assessment will be by 4 inter-unit assignments of (20% +30% +20% +30%) each submitted as part of a Portfolio (100%, approximately 4,000 words)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Glenda Crosling (Director of Education Quality and Innovation)

Contact hours

12 contact hours in workshops to be held over 2.5 days prior to the teaching semester. The remaining hours (on average 10 to 12 hours per week)


First degree or equivalent


Must be concurrently teaching