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 Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
OnlineWagga 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

Duration Grading System School:
Two sessionsSY/USDivision 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.  
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
EEL409 EEL416 EEL416 This subject takes up the content in this subject.
EEL409 This subject takes up the content in this subject.

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.


The 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


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 16 February 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.