Manual of Policies and Procedures

C/1.1 Approach to and context of learning and teaching

Contact Officer

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Digital Learning) and Director, QUT Academy of Learning and Teaching

Approval Date

13/11/2015

Approval Authority

University Academic Board

Date of Next Review

01/11/2018

1.1.1 Policy principles
1.1.2 Obligations
1.1.3 Application
1.1.4 Definitions
1.1.5 Approach to and context of learning and teaching
Related Documents
Modification History

1.1.1 Policy principles

QUT’s vision for Real World Learning 2020 underpins the policy context for designing, accrediting, experiencing and assuring its programs.

Consistent with its strategic positioning, QUT seeks to enable graduates to thrive in volatile environments over the long term, work productively in teams and combine depth in professional knowledge with broad perspectives based on exposure to new ideas and different cultures (Blueprint 4).

QUT’s approach to real world learning and teaching will be supported by enabling strategies through which the university will:

  • invest in curriculum and learning transformation
  • invest in staff capability, recruitment and reward and recognition
  • encourage and enable new ways of thinking and working.

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1.1.2 Obligations

Course profiles at all levels will conform to the Australian Qualifications Framework.

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1.1.3 Application

This policy provides the foundation for curriculum design at the unit level and other teaching and learning policies and practices (MOPP Chapter C Learning and Teaching and Digital Workplace Teaching).

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1.1.4 Definitions

Definitions, enabling strategies, resources and targets relating to the Real World Learning 2020 Vision are available from the Digital Workplace Teaching.

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1.1.5 Approach to and context of learning and teaching

Central features informing policies and practices for learning and teaching at QUT are:

a) QUT's real world learning experience will reflect the blended physical and digital nature of the real world in which we live

b) The QUT learner experience, encompassing curricular and co-curricular activities, will:

  • provide authentic real world learning and assessment in all units
  • have work integrated learning (WIL) in all courses
  • value our learners and the knowledge and experience they bring
  • enable learners to develop depth in professional knowledge with broad perspectives, based on exposure to other disciplinary ways of thinking
  • purposefully engage learners with diverse cultural perspectives, with specific inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges
  • support learners to develop their professional profiles, networks and employability to find and create meaningful work
  • enable learner connectedness and support
  • be personalised, flexible and adaptable to better meet learners' ongoing learning needs
  • be enhanced through online and blended learning and the application of educational and social technologies and tools.

c) QUT's approach to real world learning and teaching will be supported by enabling strategies through which the university will:

  • invest in curriculum and learning transformation
  • invest in staff capability, recruitment and reward and recognition
  • encourage and enable new ways of thinking and working.

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Related Documents

MOPP Chapter C Learning and Teaching

Australian Qualifications Framework

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Modification History

Date

Sections

Source

Details

13.11.15 All University Academic Board Revised policy

25.03.11

All

University Academic Board

Revised policy

19.02.11

All

Vice-Chancellor

Policy revised to include approved name change for Office of Teaching Quality to Learning and Teaching Unit

23.07.10

All

University Academic Board

Policy revised to include additional principle for blended learning

13.11.09

All

Office of Teaching Quality

Editorial amendments consistent with new policy on high quality teaching

16.03.07

C/1.1

University Academic Board

Updated policy to incorporate reference to the First Year Experience (endorsed by Teaching and Learning Committee 27.02.07)

01.10.04

C/1.1

University Academic Board

New policy (endorsed by Teaching and Learning Committee 14.09.04); replaces former section C/1.1 Funding of teaching activities (now incorporated into G/1.1 Financial management)

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