Details for Leading Quality Teaching and Learning

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EDU561
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: David Hastie


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Leading Quality Teaching and Learning

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Summarise the characteristics of quality teaching practice through communally-based and systematic self-appraisal;
  2. Evaluate strategies for increasing teacher quality and professional learning based on Christian worldview perspectives and quality teaching characteristics;
  3. Design and implement a strategy for creating Professional Learning Communities that are appropriate to the school context;
  4. Appraise and critique the current trends in professional learning for educators;
  5. Design a strategy to meet the professional learning needs of individual teachers in a way that serves the communal interests and student learning objectives of the school.

Subject Content

  1. Education in the Age of Accountability
  2. The impact of schooling on learning
  3. In search of quality teaching and the concept of teaching Christianly
  4. The link between leadership and the teaching and learning program
  5. Rethinking the purpose of education
  6. Professional learning of staff
  7. Developing and maintaining quality teaching; changing school culture
  8. Leadership, collaboration and professional learning communities (PLCs)

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face
  • Distance/ Global Online
  • Intensive (5 days of classes/7 hours per day followed by 85 hours reading, writing and assignments)
  • Extensive (5 days spread over the semester)

Check timetables for subject availability and mode of delivery

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Forum posts (10%)
  • Essay (25%)
  • Analysis (30%)
  • Essay (35%)

Prescribed Text

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