We regard the quality of our academic staff and their teaching as one of our main strengths. University teaching is a creative activity that fosters students’ intellectual and personal growth and promotes student engagement with their discipline and with the community that they increasingly serve. Teaching at university requires a high level of expertise in the discipline, an understanding of how students learn, together with a high level of communication and interpersonal skills. Effective university teachers are critically reflective practitioners, reflecting on their own teaching and on the quality of their students’ learning in a way that engenders continuous improvement. We are here to assist you, whether you are a new or experienced academic staff member, to become more knowledgeable and effective in the teaching environment at ECU.
Curriculum 2012 resources
On this page you will find resources to support your efforts in implementing Curriculum 2012.
More resources will regularly be added to this webpage.
The Little Red BookTeaching @ ECU: The Little Red Book. Leading Learning is at the heart of everything we do at ECU. Through our teaching we lead the learning of students, whilst our research aims to lead learning in the community through the advancement of knowledge. We also have to be exemplars to our students of investing in our own continuous professional learning.
Guides and Tip sheets
A series of different academic support guides, handbooks and tip sheets have been developed for our academic staff through the Centre for Learning and Development. These resources are designed as aids to help guide your students to maximize their learning experience here at ECU.
We regard the quality of our academic staff and their teaching as one of our main strengths. As a result we actively support recognition for outstanding quality of teaching and learning. As an academic staff member, you may be eligible for a teaching and learning award.
At ECU we provide a wide range of training, professional and personal development opportunities. As an academic the Centre for Learning and Development have developed a number of training courses targeted at helping you achieve the most out of your academic career. The courses cover;
- An introduction into teaching at ECU
- Principles and Practices of teaching
- An introduction to teaching with technology
We place a high value on our staff communities. You will find a variety of resources and sources of support in the following pages to help you in your ongoing professional development.