The Professional Diploma University Teaching & Learning is a professional qualification in university teaching and learning. The Professional Diploma is offered to faculty who have completed the Professional Certificate in University Teaching and Learning and who would like to undertake two further modules for the award of a Professional Diploma, which carries a credit volume of 30 ECTS. For more information please contact email@example.com or telephone 716 8732
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
Vision and Values Statement
The Professional Diploma 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 one's 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.
Demonstrate a systematic understanding of teaching and learning issues in higher education as informed by current research
Critically differentiate a range of teaching and learning approaches
Adapt creatively teaching and learning strategies to specific disciplinary requirements
Take a leadership role in designing and organising curriculum initiatives collaboratively
Integrate a range of teaching and learning technologies to enhance teaching and learning approaches
Synthesise teaching evaluations to devise, implement and reflect on future actions
Disseminate new teaching and learning case studies
Develop scholarship and research in the area of teaching and learning
Professional Diploma (30 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). This Programme is not open for online application but rather offered to faculty who have completed the Professional Certificate in University Teaching and Learning who may wish to undertake two further modules for the award of a Professional Diploma. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (01)716 8732.
The Professional Diploma offers academics 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.