EEL516 Foundations of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (16)

This subject introduces participants to key issues and challenges in planning, designing and facilitating learning in higher education. It addresses the needs of academic probation at CSU and the requirements for Higher Education Academy (HEA)  Associate Fellow. Participants will prepare a personal professional development plan that helps them choose a pathway through a menu of modules structured around HEA areas of activity. Participants will be assessed through the development of an evidence based portfolio that includes their personal professional development plan and artefacts of teaching experience.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EEL516. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



Two sessions


Division of Student Learning

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is restricted to academic, divisional and vocational education staff who are currently engaged in learning and teaching in higher education contexts.

The subject may be requirement for CSU academic staff on probation.  

Subject Relationships

EEL409 EEL409 is undertaken by students who have completed EEL416 and wish to continue with the GCLTHE. It represents the remaining components of EEL516 that were not taken in EEL416 and all of the modules and assessment tasks are drawn from EEL516.
EEL416 EEL416 is undertaken by staff who require an 8 pt subject for academic probation. The EEL416 learning outcomes, syllabus and assessments are drawn from EEL516 and students undertake two elective modules in two of the three HEA Areas of Activity addressed in EEL516 to make up 8 pts of learning volume.

Incompatible Subjects

EEL409, EEL416

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to develop an ongoing personal professional learning plan, informed by experience and scholarship;
  • be able to articulate a philosophy of teaching and learning;
  • be able to plan and design quality teaching and learning experiences that are informed by a scholarly understanding of student learning and appropriate disciplinary, online and practice-based pedagogies;
  • be able to demonstrate effective preparation and performance in teaching and supporting student learning that is based on scholarship, reflective practice, peer review and student feedback;
  • be able to design and review assessment tasks that align with subject and course learning outcomes, enhance student learning and promote academic integrity; and
  • be able to justify their practices with reference to scholarly literature and CSU policies.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The syllabus consists of a range of modules that students will select from according to their learning plan.
  • Each module contains learning materials and assessments. In order to successfully complete this subject, students will need to have completed a choice of modules that enable them to successfully complete assessment items.
  • Plan your Personal Professional Learning Program
  • Reflective Practice
  • Inter Cultural Competency Program
  • Online Technology
  • Academic Integrity
  • Effective Teaching Skills
  • Course and Subject Design
  • Understanding the CSU Student
  • Workplace Learning
  • Types of Assessment
  • Designing Assessment Tasks
  • ADPP Facilitator Development Program


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.