Teaching Approaches

The Melbourne Sessional Teachers' Handbook

Chi Baik (2016)

This handbook has been prepared specifically for University of Melbourne teachers who are employed on a sessional, short term or casual basis. It provides a broad framework that can be used by sessional teachers to plan their teaching and to reflect on the role they play in supporting and influencing student learning. As well, it offers practical advice and strategies for the classroom.

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The Melbourne Way

Defining features of our pedagogy at the University of Melbourne

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Tutoring in interdisciplinary subjects

Meredith Nash (2011)

In this guide, you will find a range of tools and strategies to help you to become a more effective tutor in an interdisciplinary classroom. Beginning with some of the basic requirements for initiating an interdisciplinary process in your tutorials as well as techniques for troubleshooting common concerns and challenges, it is my hope that you will see this guide as a 'tool kit'; essential information that you can consult on the go' and that will help you to feel more confident and prepared when it comes to 'doing' interdisciplinary teaching.

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Finding Common Ground: Enhancing interaction between domestic and international students

Sophie Arkoudis, Xin Yu, Chi Baik, Helen Borland, Shanton Chang, Ian Lang, Josephine Lang, Amanda Pearce and Kim Watty (2010)

This research project investigated local and international student interaction within teaching and learning contexts.

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Understanding and Promoting Student Engagement in University Learning Communities

Kerri-Lee Krause (2005).

This paper uses national student experience data to challenge some of the thinking about student engagement, including how 'engagement' is defined and fostered. Strategies are identified for understanding, monitoring and promoting community engagement within and beyond the classroom.

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Academic Board’s Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance Committee

In 2016 and 2017, TALQAC formed two working groups to examine (i) how to provide effective feedback and (ii) reasons for students’ disengagement with their courses and with the university. The Improving Student Engagement Working Group was established in response to committee members’ concerns about findings from the 2015 Student Experience Survey.

Please find the 3 PDF documents from the forum that was held on the 20th of April 2018 below as well as a document that includes contributions from the forum’s brainstorming session.

Teaching and Learning Strategies to Improve Student Engagement

Feedback: Managing Scale & Expectations

End of Subject Assessment Tasks and Feedback Opportunities

Feedback and Student Engagement Brainstorm