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Quality Learning and Teaching

What is this guide about?

This guide provides links to resources that will assist you to develop an understanding of learning theories and practices that contribute to quality learning and teaching. The guide also provides links to important government and government sposored Education sites that inform you of the current and historical social and cultural contexts in which learning and teaching occur.

To learn how to search for information, see the Help Guides.

Use the tabs along the top to navigate through this guide.

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Getting started

Before searching for information, make sure you understand the task.

1. Analyse the task to identify keywords and topics, then develop a search strategy

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2. Find the meaning of words in a dictionary

3. Find academic books to broaden your knowledge of key concepts and terminology

4. Find academic journal articles and current research

5. Save the citation of any source you plan to use

Register for Scootle

  Scootle is the portal toThe National Digital Learning Resources Network that contains over 20,000 digital resources that are free for use in all Australian schools. The resources are made available to teachers through State and Territory portals or Scootle. Tertiary academics and pre-service teachers can now access resources through the Scootle portal.  You must register. Follow the link in the Scootle registration box below.

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