Lecture theatres have in recent history been perceived as physical, teacher-centered, orderly, transmissive and passive. Contemporary higher education classrooms can be virtual, learner-centered, non-linear, transformative and active. Teaching is viewed as a continually evolving activity based on engagement, review, reflection and revision in order to best address the needs of 21st century higher education student cohorts. This unit considers the theories and best practice in contemporary higher education teaching and adult learning, both online and face-to-face.

Unit Code: DE8331L

Points: 16.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Education Studies

Delivery Mode: Blended

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Analyse key principles of adult education


Apply good practice principles in adult education to designing, teaching and assessing a learning experience


Evaluate a learning experience

Unit sequence

DE8030L Introduction to Theological Education


Group discovery, peer learning, practice and reflection, self-reflection, literature research


Name Description Weight (%)
Learning Resource

Design and deliver a learning experience and related assessment 2000 words equivalent

Personal Reflection

Evaluate the learning experience with peer input 2000 words equivalent


Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 14:59:16 +1100