Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning - PGCert(TertiaryT&L)
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TERTL507 Facilitating Learning in Small-Group Contexts (NET)
This paper enables participants to apply theories and strategies related to effective facilitation of small group learning to their own practice.
TERTL511 English-Medium Instruction (EMI) in Higher Education Teaching (NET)
This paper examines principles and practices of English-medium instruction (EMI), focusing particularly on settings where students (and/or lecturers) are using English as a second or foreign language.
TERTL502 Work-Integrated Learning (NET)
Drawing on cooperative education theories, this paper introduces participants to the key features of work-integrated learning (WIL) curricula and elements of embedding employability in the courses they teach. It enables participants to design and implement learning activities relevant to WIL, as well as to evaluate and assess learning, skills, and competencies associated with work-integrated learning in a teaching context.
TERTL506 Curriculum and Course Design (NET)
This paper enables participants to think deeply about curriculum design at both programme and course levels, informed by contemporary educational theories and models of instructional design. The paper provides opportunities for participants to confidently design, develop, and implement a course relevant to their field.
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TERTL500 Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Tertiary Education (NET)
This paper enables participants to explore core concepts of teaching, learning and assessment and develop the knowledge and skills for effective teaching in tertiary teaching contexts.
TERTL503 Online/Blended Learning (NET)
This paper outlines theoretical models and ways of implementing blended and fully online learning in a tertiary context. The paper is based on experiential learning pedagogy and gives learners experiences and competencies to facilitate and design effective blended and online learning activities for students.
TERTL504 Supervising Postgraduate Students (NET)
This paper aims to introduce participants to current research and practical perspectives of the epistemology of postgraduate student supervision. Discussion topics may include models of supervision, different models of the thesis, specific issues in the supervision of international students, transferable skills beyond the postgraduate degree, and postgraduate qualifications within an international context.
TERTL513 Researching Tertiary Learning and Teaching Practice (NET)
In this paper, participants design, implement and evaluate a small-scale research project on an aspect of teaching and learning in their own tertiary education context.
TERTL590 Directed Study (NET)
This paper offers participants the opportunity to examine a specific area of tertiary learning and teaching, with learning outcomes and content agreed by the participant and paper convenor.
PLEASE NOTE that a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPLCR501) may be available to students who have undertaken prior relevant postgraduate studies, or who have equivalent teaching-related achievements.
About the PGCert Tertiary Teaching and Learning
The Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning — PGCert(TertiaryT&L) — is a recognised qualification for staff working in tertiary education contexts who wish to extend their understanding of tertiary learning and teaching, improve their own practice and facilitate positive change in student learning across their courses and programmes or in their specific areas of work.
It is a flexible programme that can benefit people engaged in tertiary education teaching at any point during their career. The programme can be completed over one to four years, depending on individual preferences and needs. You can enrol in single papers, or combine four papers for the full qualification.
Through the PGCert programme, participants will have opportunities to improve their own teaching, research teaching and learning, critically engage with theories and principles of tertiary teaching and learning, contextualise their own practice locally, nationally and globally, and be prepared to take responsibility for leading teaching and learning initiatives at an appropriate level.
The PGCert in Tertiary Teaching and Learning requires successful completion of four elective papers. It can be taken in blended form or completely online.
If you are able to attend face-to-face classes on campus, please see here for further details..
If you are interested in completing the programme entirely online, please see here for further details.
All blended papers will be offered in Hamilton and Tauranga subject to sufficient student numbers.
We are also able to offer papers in custom-designed block delivery format subject to minimum group numbers. For further details, see here.
For further details on the PGCert Tertiary Teaching and Learning, please contact the Programme Administrator [email protected]