Guidance for Teaching
Guidance and information, on five areas of learning and teaching, to support and enhance your educational practice.
Our guidance is framed in response to your frequently asked questions. To contribute a question connect with us.
Our guidance unpacks questions relating to key strategic AUT documents, including the XLE framework. Ako, social-constructivism, active learning and other approaches that underpin best practice are explored, and we look into the design of active learning.
Learning and Teaching at AUT
Approaches to learning
Designing active learning
Our guidance focuses on facilitating student learning – what we as teachers can do to help students learn. We explore approaches to working with small and large groups; how to maintain effective communication; and how to make the most of online and on-campus learning spaces.
Our guidance relates to assessment for learning (formative) and assessment of learning (summative). We explore Authentic Assessment, one of the three pillars of the Xceptional Learning Experiences framework, and provide practical solutions for the design of effective assessment online.
Features of good, valid assessment
Formative vs. Summative
Our guidance explores ways to integrate feedback into a paper effectively, and different types of feedback including peer review, self-reflection and multi-media. Feedback is of immeasurable value, yet it can be a challenge to find opportunities to provide useful feedback when it counts.
Opportunities for feedback
Our guidance aims to support evaluation of teaching practice. AUT takes a multi-faceted approach to evaluation of teaching, encouraging evaluation of evidence from four key sources: students, peers, self, and SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning).