Advancing Learning and Teaching (ALT) is for academics, course convenors and program leaders looking to holistically invigorate and improve the teaching and learning experience in their course(s) through course design and the use of diverse research-led approaches to enhance teaching, student engagement and assessment.
Extending on our Exploring Learning and Teaching (ELT) Staff Education program, ALT provides extended opportunity for peer-led discussion and showcasing of course and assessment examples, skill development, critical analysis and follow-up action research with a view to advancing learning and teaching at ANU.
On completion, participants will be encouraged to review and re-design their own course(s) in light of the ANU context and priorities, curriculum and student learning needs and academic expectations supporting a positive student experience. More information about the ALT modules and weekly partnered workshops is below.
Who can participate?
ALT participants are usually:
- Educators and academics with teaching experience of 2 years or more, or who have responsibility for designing or convening courses and programs at ANU;
- Professional staff with faculty-centred support roles and professional input into the student learning experience and/or prospective courses;
- Experienced educators looking to invigorate and/or re-design courses and improve their teaching practice; and
- Educators proactively benchmarking and seeking improvement in course delivery and the student experience;
2022 ALT schedule
|Semester 1:||Each Thursday from 28 April – 2 June 2022 |
Partnered complementary workshops will run the following Tuesdays.
9:30am – 11:30am
|Semester 2:||Each Tuesday from 27 September – 1 November 2022.|
Partnered complementary workshops will run on Thursdays.
9:30am – 11:30am
|Venue:||Chancelry Building 10T1, Seminar Room 1.08|
Note for F2F delivery:
- Due to changing circumstances, we may need to switch to online delivery with minimal notice. We will inform you as soon as possible if this happens.
- We require a minimum number of registrations for this session. If the number is not viable, we may cancel or reschedule and all participants will be notified.
ALT comprises six core modules, and six complementary workshops which are partnered with each ALT module. Complementary workshops are delivered by ANU academics and experts and provide further understanding and local examples which will help you enhance your knowledge and skills as an educator.
ALT six Modules
Complementary six Workshops
Completion of the program
To successfully complete the program, participants are required to attend all synchronous modules M1-M6, and attend four or more of the ALT complementary workshops unless unique circumstances apply. If participants anticipate missing more than one module, then they should consider future offerings to ensure the program has maximum learning benefit and minimal disruption for all persons involved.
Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive a non-award certificate from the Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT). Activities completed as part of this program may be used to stimulate ideas, research and reflections incorporated in future ANU Education Fellowship Scheme applications.
—Participation is free of charge for staff of the Australian National University.—