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Foundations of University Learning & Teaching

Professional development

The Bond Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) offer two (2) endorsed professional development opportunities each semester in addition to the extensive range of supports provided at the individual, program, and faculty level.  These two (2) programs have been designed to focus specifically on the development of academic staff’s pedagogical knowledge and the practical application of identified best practices in teaching and learning.

The first of these offerings is the Introduction to Teaching at Bond Workshop.  This one-day practical workshop explores the fundamentals of teaching and learning at Bond University.

The Foundations of University Learning and Teaching (FULT) program is a ten-week course designed to encourage staff to reflect, develop and enhance their understanding and application of core teaching and learning pedagogy and practices.

The over-arching goals which underpin both of these professional development opportunities, are to:

  • Introduce and/or develop core teaching and learning pedagogy and practice
  • Enhance the knowledge, skills and attributes required to teach and support student learning
  • Induct you into the process and outcomes of reflective practice to develop professional judgement

Benefits of engagement

Through active participation in these professional development programs, you will:  

  • Develop your teaching skills and explore the theory of how your students learn, through a balance of process and content.
  • Actively experience how your disciplinary expertise and teaching skill work in partnership to deliver quality teaching and learning.
  • Embark on a path of academic teaching with a skill set and the confidence that you can translate your industry/professional knowledge into useful attributes for graduates.

Foundations of University Learning & Teaching subject overview

FULT program overview

The Foundations of University Learning and Teaching (FULT) program focuses on active engagement, reflective practice and collaborative group learning with authentic scenarios that include technology enhanced classroom-based educational experience, and peer-review of teaching. Assessment will consist of weekly tasks, in-class ‘teach your peers’ demonstrations and activities, a reflective report on peer review of teaching, and other participatory components.

Find our more about the FULT program.