Course Title: Implementing Tertiary Learning and Teaching

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Implementing Tertiary Learning and Teaching

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


360H Education


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013


RMIT University Vietnam


360H Education


Viet3 2009,
Viet1 2010,
Viet2 2010,
Viet1 2011,
Viet2 2011,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet1 2014,
Viet3 2014


RMIT University Vietnam


810P Office of the President, RMITV


Viet3 2017


RMIT University Vietnam


820H Asia Graduate Centre


Viet2 2016,
Viet3 2016

Course Coordinator: Melanie Brown

Course Coordinator Phone: +84 8 3776 1373

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Saigon South, room 2.3.29

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment, please see Google Calendar

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You will be an RMIT staff member involved in some form of teaching and learning and employed in a capacity where you can create learning and assessment environments. As a practitioner, you will have an understanding of the tertiary education context (in Australia and internationally) and an awareness of RMIT policies and procedures that relate to teaching, learning and assessment.

Course Description

In this course you will apply learning and teaching theories encountered during the program. The course commences with a reflective task that will draw on your insights about the ways your students approach learning. In combination with your engagement of the academic literature around theories of teaching and learning, you will reflect on and review your practice in a course that you currently teach.

You will have the opportunity to implement a small scale action research project investigating factors which impact student learning in your particular teaching context. You will present the outcomes to your peers.This course is designed as a capstone experience to enable you to synthesize and integrate knowledge, connect theory and practice as well as demonstrate holistic achievement of program learning outcomes.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • gather, evaluate and use evidence, including student feedback, input from peers and observational data, to inform your teaching practice
  • design, implement and evaluate the outcomes of an action research project undertaken to improve an aspect of teaching and learning within your context
  • describe and justify the design of your action research project drawing upon educational literature
  • present your action research project outcomes to peers, and engage in constructive dialogue surrounding those outcomes
  • critique and provide constructive feedback to peers on educational action research project proposals and outcomes.

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • apply analytical decision making techniques to enhance student engagement and learning
  • problem solve effectively and apply sustainable practices related to tertiary teaching
  • operate ethically and sensitively in international and intercultural educational contexts
  • critically research, analyse and evaluate theoretical knowledge about approaches to learning responsive to diversity of learners
  • communicate theoretical positions about teaching practice and effective student learning using educational discourses

Overview of Learning Activities

In this fully online course you will engage in a variety of learning activities including problem based learning activities and reflection on practice. Alongside the explorations of theory and practice you will need to test out ideas in relation to your action research plan and implementation process by engaging in critical friend interactions for assessment activities.

Learning activities are designed to enhance your ability to critically analyse your existing approach to learning and teaching in relation to educational literature and empirical evidence, propose strategies for improved course delivery and communicate ideas for learning design to colleagues.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources.

References, web resources and reading material are provided throughout the course.

Overview of Assessment


You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. The assessment for this course is designed to help you reflect on and develop your teaching and learning practice through implementation of an educational action research cycle. All assessment tasks will be based upon this implementation within a particular course (or equivalent teaching context) that you are currently engaged with. You are encouraged to work on a course that currently presents you with challenges with regard to student learning or satisfaction. Assessment tasks will be both written and oral. Emphasis will be placed on your receiving feedback on your work from both peers and the teaching team.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equity & Disability Resource Centre if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: