Institute of Teaching and Learning

Professional Development for Teaching and Learning

Approaches to teaching that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn


  • Fostering student development by stimulating intellectual curiosity and independence in learning
  • Contributing to the development of students' critical thinking skills and scholarly values
  • Encouraging student engagement through the enthusiasm shown for learning and teaching
  • Inspiring and motivating students through high-level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills

PD Generalist

Area Modules
Understanding diversity in students and student learning Dealing with diversity at Deakin
Ros Gilchrist and Dennis Farrugia, Division of Student Life, Deakin University

Teaching effectively for cultural diversity
Deakin University

STALGS International Case Studies
Deakin University, Ian Robottom (convenor)

Drawing on and responding to diversity
UNSW Learning and Teaching Unit website, The University of New South Wales (accessed 21 March 2007)

Understanding student learning
UTS Institute for Interactive Media and Learning, University of Technology, Sydney (accessed 5 June 2006)

Teaching large classes Effective lecturing at Deakin University
Developed by Jan Fermelis and Terry Timberlake with input from Stuart Palmer, Dale Holt, Marie van der Klooster, and Vanessa Brotto, Deakin University.


Teaching large classes
Teaching and Educational Development Institute, The University of Queensland (accessed 23 December 2005)

Effective lecturing video: Learn to lecture like me, epic dot gov

Teaching large classes on line: Jo Coldwell shares her experiences

Teaching small classes Effective tutoring
Terry Timberlake, Deakin University
Small group work Working in groups
Division of Student Life, Deakin University

Group assignments
Terry Timberlake, Deakin University

PD Specialist

Area Modules
Teaching in laboratory settings Teaching in laboratory settings(Demonstrating in scientific practical classes)
Megan Short Senior Lecturer, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Teaching for problem-based learning Leap into problem-based learning
Centre for Learning and Professional Development, The University of Adelaide (accessed 21 April 2008)
Teaching using the case approach Teaching using the case approach
Links provided by Dr Pauline Hagel, Bowater School of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Business and Law
Teaching health care professionals Teaching health care professionals
Terry Timberlake, Deakin University
Effective research supervision Eleven practices of effective postgraduate supervisor
Richard James and Gabrielle Baldwin, Centre for the Study of Higher Education and The School of Graduate Studies, The University of Melbourne (accessed 22 December 2005)
Teaching first year students First-year learning and teaching
UNSW Learning and Teaching Unit website, The University of New South Wales (accessed 21 March 2007)

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28th June 2011