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EEE742 - Establishing Effective and Inclusive Learning Environments in Higher Education


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Cloud (online)

No longer offered in Trimester 3 2020

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Cheryl Ryan
Trimester 3: Cheryl Ryan
Trimester 2: Barbie Panther




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Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Participation is highly recommended in at least 2 of the scheduled 1-hour Blackboard Collaborate sessions over the trimester.

8-10 hours of online/located group/individual research activities and fieldwork over the trimester.


This unit focuses on developing and maintaining effective inclusive learning environments in higher education programs that are responsive to the many contemporary challenges impacting providers in Australia and internationally. It utilises a practice-oriented approach to explore the core knowledge and professional values that inform inclusive teaching and learning practice to create inclusive environments that afford safe and collaborative learning experiences for diverse learners and learning communities in higher education. The unit applies theories of curriculum design and higher education pedagogy to develop a deeper understanding of teaching practice in higher education, with a particular focus on the design of inclusive learning environments and programs, teaching for active learning, the effective use of digital tools to support learning, and the development of an evidence-informed reflective approach to improving practice and ongoing professional learning. 

  At the completion of this unit students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Describe how you develop and maintain effective learning environments that support active learning, inclusivity and use of learning technologies

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3: Digital literacy


Reflect critically on your practice of developing and maintaining effective learning environments in terms of your developing application of core knowledge (K1, K2, K4, K5) and professional values (V1, V2 and V4).

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking


Provide evidence/artefacts that demonstrate ongoing professional development, influence and success in your creation and maintenance of effective learning environments.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO8: Global citizenship

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year.


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 (individual) - Description of developing and maintaining effective learning environments 2500 words or equivalent 50% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 (individual) - Evidence-based critical reflection on practice 2500 words or equivalent 50% Information not yet available

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

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