Learning design for experienced sessional teachers


This program is designed for experienced sessional teachers who wish to enhance their understanding of comprehensive learning design. During this program, theory and research around effective learning design will be discussed. We will also explore how those theories and findings can be incorporated into different lesson-planning contexts.

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of the program, participants should expect to:

  • Have a clearer understanding of the fundamental characteristics of effective learning design in the university context
  • Be able to critique learning design in relation to those characteristics
  • Connect educational theories with lesson planning strategies
  • Feel more confident in aligning learning goals with teaching approach
  • Have reflected on their own teaching approach

On successful completion of Learning Design for Experienced Sessional Teachers, participants receive a Certificate of Completion, and may then consider enrolling in the Melbourne Teaching Certificate for Sessional Teachers.

Suitable for

Experienced sessional teachers who are in a current teaching position at the University or staff whose work directly relates to the University’s teaching practices and curriculum design.

For Sessional Teachers

Prior completion of the Foundations of Teaching & Learning series and Practical Workshop Series for Small-Group Teaching is strongly recommended.

For Graduate Researchers

Prior completion of the Foundations of Teaching & Learning series is required for participation.

Please note: A previous iteration of this program was titled ‘Advanced Skills for Sessional Teachers’. Therefore, those who previously completed the Advanced Skills should not enrol in the LDEST program.


Program content

Associate Lecturer Samantha Marangell, Program Coordinator
Email: samantha.marangell@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 8344 9608

Registration or administrative matters

Ms Cathleen Benevento, Senior Administrative Officer
Email: cjbe@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 8344 4605