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Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning - PGCert(TertiaryT&L)

The Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning — PGCert(TertiaryT&L) — is a recognised qualification for those 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.

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.

Entry requirements:
  • a Bachelor's degree
  • current engagement in teaching or facilitation of learning in a tertiary environment

For further details on the PGCert Tertiary Teaching and Learning, please contact the Programme Administrator  [email protected]

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TERTL505 Inclusive Learning Environments and Approaches (NET)

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.

TERTL510 Internationalising Tertiary Teaching and Learning (NET)

This paper encourages participants to engage with literature on internationalisation of teaching and learning and contextualise their own ideas, experiences and practices from this perspective. Through integrated examination of theory and practice, the paper aims to explore the question of what kind of education we need to provide to enable students to live and work well in a globalised world.

TERTL515 Pacific Pedagogies for Tertiary Teachers and Learners

This paper allows the participant to better identify pathways of success for Pacific learners, through an introduction to Pacific pedagogies, which can be utilised to assist them design better learning experiences for their students.

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TERTL501 Integrating Kaupapa Maori Across Programmes (HAM/FLEXI)

The paper is useful for anyone who wishes to explore concepts of kaupapa Maori and how these concepts may inform the practices of tertiary teaching and learning. The paper provides an introduction to Te Ao Maori (the Maori world) and te reo Maori (Maori language) with a focus on the integration of these elements into the teaching programme regardless of the subject area that is being taught. It is suitable for those with little or no knowledge of te reo Maori or kaupapa Maori.

TERTL512 Current Trends in Global Higher Education and their Impact (NET)

This paper provides an outline of the main trends in global higher education, encouraging participants to think deeply about the impact of these trends on national and local contexts, and about the position and role of individuals as educators in the changing landscape of global higher education.

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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.

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.

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