Introduction to TEL

Seven Key Concepts for University Teaching and Learning

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By Geralt, sourced from Pixabay, downloaded 12/11/18

Have you ever wondered about concepts like “constructivist learning” and what this approach means in practice? How relevant are they to every day teaching at university?

We have touched on some of them in some of our past coffee courses. We know that busy teaching academics  have no time to do extended studies in educational theory – so here is a great opportunity for you to unpack some of these concepts in five quick snapshots over your daily coffee breaks!

Through taking a closer look at seven key theoretical concepts in higher education practice, we hope that this coffee course will provide you with useful frameworks to aid your development as a university teaching academic.

Course dates

The course ran from Wednesday, November 14th to Tuesday, November 20th, 2018, through this blog. There will be five blog posts, one released per working day, where you will have a chance to read overviews of each concept, explore additional materials, and join in discussions. The average time to peruse each blog post would be 15 – 20 minutes, and the amount of additional reading you might do will be up to each individual. You are welcome to participate in the discussion and post a comment at any time that suits you best.



Photo of Jill LyallFacilitator

Jill Lyall is a Learning Designer with ANU Online, with a long background in designing and teaching courses for adults, and extensive experience in designing on-line learning and technology enhanced learning as well as a passion for designing for great educational experiences.

All are welcome

We welcome all staff, including tutors, demonstrators, professional staff, and academics at the Australian National University and beyond to join us for this course.


Please feel free to contact with any questions.

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