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Best Practice for Education: Professional Development Showcase

Explore the wealth of expertise in teaching available from world leading institutions within the Australian State of Victoria

9,149 enrolled on this course

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  • Duration

    4 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours
  • 100% online

    How it works
  • Digital upgrade


Discover practical ways of teaching to support your students

Are you a teacher looking to learn how to embed exciting and emerging teaching practices successfully but are under time-constraints?

If so, you’ve come to the right place. This 4 week course will teach you, through a series of bite-sized modules, how to adapt your teaching to create better outcomes.

Gain insights from thought leaders in education

The course presents a wide range of topics from expert institutions including universities, government organisations, vocational institutes, schools and edtech startups. It presents a unique opportunity for you to learn from Victoria’s experts in a range of different practices, all in one place!

Engage your students

Discover how to build a strong community by connecting with others, and learn how to create engagement through interaction. You’ll find out how to balance online learning with offline, asynchronous learning, and how to reach different learners within your classroom or educational environment.

Meet a global community of educators

Through the discussion and activities within this course you will have the opportunity to learn from and engage with educators from around the world. Together we will explore some of the key challenges and solutions in the educational landscape, supported by institutions from across the ‘Education State’, Victoria, Australia.

Explore dozens of other courses from Victorian providers across all subjects, including accredited microcredentials and degrees here.

What topics will you cover?

  • Gender Equity in Teaching Practice from Women’s Health Victoria
  • Play through Reading from Australian Catholic University
  • Collaboration Skills in the Classroom from ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research)
  • Supporting Students with Additional Needs from Deakin University
  • English Speaking Skills from Deakin University English Language Institute
  • Teaching Online from FutureLearn
  • Teaching in Nature from Federation University
  • Understanding the Zone of Proximal Development from Holmesglen Institute
  • Flipped Learning from Melbourne Polytechnic
  • Engaging Young Readers from Storybox Library

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and join a global classroom of learners. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore new and emerging core teaching practices to facilitate effective learning in a classroom setting
  • Evaluate different teaching practices as solutions to learning needs
  • Apply core teaching practices and create a teaching artefact (e.g. lesson plan)
  • Understand the edutech ecosystem of Victoria and each provider's role in the learner journey

Who is the course for?

This course presents a series of interlinked topics relevant to anyone engaging with learning and education. You will explore ways to shape learner’s minds and truly make a difference in a range of different ways. This course will be most relevant for time poor educators or education professionals looking to develop their knowledge in a suite of different skills and practices.

Who will you learn with?

Daniel is an Australian education professional with a background in consulting and educator training. He holds a BA/BEc, GC (Digital Learning).

Who developed the course?

Study Melbourne

Study Melbourne is a Victorian Government initiative, providing dedicated support and services to the international student community, our industry partners and wider international education sector.

What's included?

Study Melbourne are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible
  • Learning on FutureLearn

    Your learning, your rules

    • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
    • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
    • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

    Join a global classroom

    • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
    • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
    • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

    Map your progress

    • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
    • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
    • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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