Postgraduate Certificate in 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.

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 - from 2019 - completely online.

If you are able to attend face-to-face classes on campus, please see here for further details of papers to be offered in 2019.

If you are interested in completing the programme online, please see here for further details of papers to be offered in 2019.

We are also able to offer papers in custom-designed block delivery format subject to minimum group numbers. For further details, see here.

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Papers offered in 2018:

All papers will be offered in blended mode in Hamilton and Tauranga subject to sufficient student numbers.

Semester B

TERTL501 Integrating Kaupapa Māori across Programmes

This paper provides an introduction to kaupapa Māori as an indigenous knowledge framework, and encourages examination and evaluation of existing learning programmes in terms of bi-cultural integration.

TERTL504 Supervising Postgraduate Students

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.

TERTL505 Inclusive Learning Environments and Approaches

This paper examines how inclusion can be improved and assured in higher education settings. Inclusion here covers responses to diversity in race, economic status, social class, ethnicity, language, religion, gender, sexual orientation and ability. Participants will examine their own perspectives and experiences in the context of relevant theory, and will engage in initiatives to improve inclusive education.

For further details on the PGCert Tertiary Teaching and Learning, please contact the Programme Administrator