Those who enable student experiences at Deakin provide resources, structures and services which support student learning.

Areas of Activity

Typical activities undertaken by those who enable teaching and learning

A1: Learning design

  • Design and develop learning materials and activities that are engaging, inclusive and accessible in collaboration with teaching teams
  • Develop capability building activities and innovations to support teaching teams to enhance learning design

A2: Teach and support learning

  • Collaborate effectively with teaching teams to support student-centred, active and inclusive teaching practice in a range of contexts
  • Evaluate and implement educational technologies and innovations for teaching and learning in collaboration with teaching teams
  • Develop capability building activities and support for teaching teams to enhance their practice

A3: Assess and give feedback

  • Design and develop authentic, accessible and inclusive assessment tasks and rubrics utilising a variety of assessment types which support learners to develop evaluative judgement and encourage academic integrity
  • Evaluate and implement educational technologies and innovations for assessment and feedback in collaboration with teaching teams
  • Develop capability building activities and support for teaching teams to enhance their assessment and feedback practice

A4 (a): Learning environments

  • Design and develop accessible and inclusive learning experiences and resources and adapt materials for diverse learners where necessary
  • Enable learning environments that promote collaborative learning opportunities among learners, teachers and communities
  • Evaluate and implement educational technologies and innovations to support the development of effective learning environments
  • Develop capability building activities and support for teaching teams to develop their understanding of effective learning environments

A4 (b): Student support and guidance

  • Design and develop learning activities that scaffold learning to build towards achievement of graduate learning outcomes
  • Design and develop learning resources that incorporate academic and other student support

A5: PD, research and scholarship

  • Engage with and contribute to research in learning and teaching to inform practice
  • Evaluate practice and innovations through evidence and evaluation frameworks
  • Contribute to professional bodies and communities of practice in teaching and learning
  • Engage in relevant capability building activities

Core Knowledge

What enablers should know about teaching and learning

K1: Discipline knowledge

  • Relevant and current learning design standards and frameworks
  • Ability to translate discipline specific activities for a general audience

K2: Teaching practice

  • Current teaching practices in the discipline
  • Alternative designs and learning materials to deliver on the same outcomes to facilitate a diverse range of students to learn equitably

K3: How students learn

  • Ways to design and develop support materials for learners across a course
  • The implications of learners’ discipline backgrounds on the unit or course design

K4: Learning technologies

  • Minimum standards and best practice in design and development of digital resources
  • Application of accessibility standards for creating premium digital resources
  • Ways to implement innovative, accessible and inclusive educational technologies

K5: Evaluating your teaching

  • Ways to evaluate practice and the impact on student learning and experience
  • Ways to use evidence to implement changes to practice

K6: Quality assurance and enhancement

  • Deakin and Faculty Teaching and Learning Policies and procedures
  • Ways to review and monitor student feedback of practice
  • The practice and importance of evidence-based teaching practice for teaching teams

Professional Values

Activities undertaken by those that enable learning and teaching that demonstrate these values

V1: Respect diverse learners

  • Design inclusive and accessible learning environments, activities, resources and assessments
  • Demonstrate and promote indigenous and other cultural competence and awareness in teaching and in student interactions

V2: Promote participation and equality

  • Design a variety and choice of learning activities, resources and assessments to support the success of all learners

V3: Use evidence-informed approaches

  • Engage in reflective practice for teaching
  • Contribute to scholarship of learning and teaching through sharing of practice, developing evidence-based approaches, research into dissemination and/or application of research
  • Seek opportunities for relevant capability building activities

V4: Acknowledge the wider context

  • Implement university, faculty and discipline priorities into practice
  • Be aware of trends and issues within the wider HE context around curriculum within higher education
  • Be aware of the changing nature of student demographics and implications for practice