This unit considers the knowledge and skills required to facilitate engaging learning experiences within applied learning settings. In the unit, you will examine the theoretical underpinnings of learner and teacher engagement in a range of contexts, including face-to-face and online, and develop and evaluate techniques aimed at increasing levels of engagement. Through practical assessment tasks, you will develop your facilitation skills and explore ways to increase participation of learners. In this unit, you will consider how educators can foster an environment where learners become increasingly responsible and self-directed in their own applied learning setting.
This unit suits individuals with some experience in working with learners (e.g. practicing teachers, trainers, classroom aides, or industry people who have worked with apprentices) who are interested in exploring issues of student disengagement, drawing on theories of how and why students might be engaged and then trialing new facilitation approaches that target student engagement.
Note: The second assessment task requires facilitation of a session with a class or small group of learners, so you will need to have access to a group to do this.
|Unit name||Facilitating Engaging Learning Experiences|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Mr Timothy Atkins|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Demonstrate understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of how students engage in learning and the implications for facilitation
- Analyse student needs and design and evaluate strategies to support and encourage student engagement in learning
- Apply and critically reflect on facilitation skills in an educational setting to promote student engagement in learning
- Utilise personal and professional communication skills
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
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|Assessment||Test or quiz (5%)|Report (50%)|Assignment (45%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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