This programme, resulting from an extensive programme review of the Specialist Diploma in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship, has been developed in response to the proposed framework for mapping professional development in higher education from the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, and the Centre for Teaching and Learning's commitment in 2.1.2 of Engaged Learning: Strategy for Teaching, Learning and Assessment. In order to meet this strategic aim, an exit point is offered at 21 credits with the award of CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING LEARNING AND SCHOLARSHIP.
This programme will provide high-level, scholarly, practice-based professional development for faculty to ensure competence in the areas of teaching, learning and scholarship within their professional contexts. It will equip them with a range of skills, competencies, insights and capacities, which will ensure that they will bring the highest quality teaching and learning experiences to the students that they teach, while also managing and progressing their own scholarly careers.
Programme Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this programme, participants will be able to:
•Explore and apply the theory of learning, pedagogy, scholarship and innovation directly to teaching, learning, research and scholarly practice in higher education settings.
•Deliver high-quality teaching, reflection, articulation and feedback skills and apply them to their own research and teaching development and to the learning and development of their students across disciplines.
•Develop communication skills, interpersonal skills and confidence to provide valuable learning experiences for students.
•Demonstrate the capacity to adjust competencies to different kinds of higher education participants from the newest students to advanced research practitioners within a specific field.
•Generate a continued commitment to professional development as a teacher and researcher in a higher education context.
•Examine and evaluate areas where further learning and improved practice are needed.
•Develop an awareness of their own learning preferences and those of students within a particular setting.
•Demonstrate professional competence and engagement within the context of higher education.
•Be proactive in designing learning opportunities for students and innovative in the delivery of same based on an awareness and experience of the key pillars of their academic role.
Delivery Dates for SEM 1 2017/18 (dates could be subject to change in exceptional circumstances)
TL5071: TEACHING PLANNING AND PREPARATION: THEORY AND PRACTICE:
TL5081: EFFECTIVE ASSESSMENT AND FEEDBACK:
TL5101: BLENDED LEARNING:
TL5111: CONTEMPORARY LEARNING THEORY, REFLECTIVE PRACTICE AND PEER OBSERVATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION 1:
TL5091: PREPARING AN EFFECTIVE RESEARCH, WRITING AND PUBLICATION STRATEGY:
*Applications received after the closing date may be consider if places are available