Efforts To Improve Teaching
I am committed to improving my teaching by searching for the best teaching practices at the university. For instance, I requested for a review of mathematics 1 A (SMA101) from the office of Learning and Teaching and I have implemented their recommendations (See attached artefacts). The review has been attached with permission from the reviewer - Dr Bopelo Boitshwarelo. Myview report and student comments for mathematics 1 and fluid mechanics and thermodynamics units can also be found in artefacts.
I enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Teaching and Learning program at Charles Darwin University as part of my professional development. A report based on a critical reflection and evaluation of a teaching session of mathematics 1B (SMA102) has been attached in artefacts. The report is an internal peer review process which forms part of university teaching and learning: theories, issues and practice (UTL510) unit.
I analysed the results of SMA101 for three years (2017-2019) with the view of finding how students from the different engineering disciplines respond to my teaching. The insight gained from the analysis is expected to create interventions to help improve on student engagement and performance. I use Learnline unit analytics to find students who could be struggling early in the semester for early intervention. These are some of the steps I have taken so far to improve my teaching practices.