Prof Cert University Teaching & Learning - a professional qualification in university teaching and learning.
Taught by experienced academic staff
Research-informed and experiential approaches to developing your repertoire of teaching, learning and assessment strategies
Learn about creative approaches to teaching through discussion with your peers
Participants will engage in active, discursive and collaborative learning approaches. The emphasis is on critically reflecting on ones own practice to plan, implement and review new teaching and learning initiatives in disciplinary contexts
Vision and Values Statement
The Professional Certificate in University Teaching and Learning offers academic staff a professional qualification in university teaching and learning. It will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to provide effective high quality educational experiences for their students. It values academic rigour and practice relevance. It therefore uses research-led and evidence -based approaches to address contemporary issues and challenges in higher education. The emphasis is on critically reflecting on ones own practice to plan, implement and review new teaching and learning initiatives in disciplinary contexts.
It aims to provide a learning environment where participants will engage in active, discursive and collaborative learning approaches. A key feature of the programme is learning from peers in collegial interdisciplinary groups.
Expand your repertoire of teaching, learning, assessment and education technology strategies to promote a more engaging and enjoyable experience for teachers and students
Personalise your learning to make it relevant to your disciplinary teaching contexts
Approach teaching more creatively through discussion and collaboration with your peers
Utilise relevant research and data to ensure an evidence -based approach to your teaching practice
Design effective and efficient learning opportunities at module and/or programme level
Devise a critically reflective portfolio of teaching practice
The Professional Certificate (15 ECTS credits) in University Teaching and Learning is an in-service programme for those who are currently teaching in higher education (i.e. NQF level 7 or above). It offers academics at different stages of their careers opportunities to review and improve their teaching skills and their understanding of approaches and theories in effective higher education. Academics at the start of their career will develop skills to work effectively in the classroom and learn to draw on pedagogical theory and research in informing their teaching. More experienced academics will be offered opportunities to revitalise their teaching and to try out new approaches to curriculum design and assessment.