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Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Innovative Learning and Teaching
Transform your tertiary teaching practice
Learn about learning. Upgrade your approach to tertiary education with new and innovative practices. Build a portfolio of evidence of your teaching philosophy, fresh approach, and developments. And graduate with a tertiary educators’ qualification.
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What you'll learn
At the completion of this degree students will be able to:
- employ new pedagogies, learning spaces and modalities in innovative ways for learning and teaching
- apply knowledge of contemporary educational curriculum, learning, assessment and evaluation design theory and practices in degree, subject and task design
- demonstrate creative approaches to teaching and learning that engage a diverse range of students in active learning, utilising a technology rich environment
- create and maintain inclusive, positive learning environments and experiences that engage learners in their learning
- demonstrate critical reflective practice and contributions to the scholarship of learning and teaching
- identify, collect, examine, and interpret a range of sources of evidence in the design and evaluation of educational practice
- apply knowledge of indigenous perspectives, knowledge and cultural capabilities in critical reflection of teaching and learning and degree, subject and task design.
The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Innovative Learning and Teaching is considered an advanced preparation for teaching in a tertiary setting and, as such, may be seen as advantageous by university employers. Articulation with other award programs is decided on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants generally require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent credit gained for recognised learning; details are provided at How to Apply.
English Proficiency Requirements
Applicants need to meet Curtin’s English Language requirement as all degrees are taught in English.
If your education degrees were not solely in English, as per the International Handbook of Universities or the World Higher Education database please attach a scanned original copy of English Proficiency Test results. Admission requires an overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) (or equivalent test) score of at least 6.5 and competence in all test components (IELTS score of 6.0).
Please refer to the 'Minimum English Entry Requirements' document at: English Language Requirements.
Applicants are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at: English Proficiency Tests
*** Please Note: If any academic or legal document is not in English, you must provide a colour scan of the non-English documents, including a colour scan of the official English translations of these documents. This is for comparison purposes. ***
Credit for previous study or work
Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) is assessed on individual merit and is awarded for different types of learning, for example, studies you have previously completed or for relevant work experience.
Students must be admitted in an award course of study before lodging their completed CRL application, along with all necessary documentation for a formal assessment.
To apply for CRL, please visit the Curtin University website: Credit for Recognised Learning (Advanced Standing)
It is important to note accepted documentation includes scans of the original Transcripts and/or Award Certificate; front and back; in colour; and original size. For further information see the scanned documents and certification requirements and guidelines.
More information about the policies and procedures related to CRL assessment and appealing a CRL assessment outcome can be found in the Credit for Recognised Learning Policy (PDF).
The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Innovative Learning and Teaching promotes evidence-based and scholarly approaches to learning and teaching. It focuses on transforming teaching practices through the integration of new and innovative design, curriculum development, delivery, and critical evaluation of the learners’ own teaching practices. The range of learning opportunities provided are designed to promote breadth and depth in educators’ knowledge and skill, application of knowledge and skill to real-life contexts, and development of critical reflective practices. The expectations, needs and learning practices of contemporary learners’ are reviewed as a prelude to examining approaches to pedagogy, student engagement, the learning cycle, technology-rich learning environments, reflective practice and evaluation. This course is designed on the principles of transformation and self-directed learning that enables learners to draw on a flexible range of modalities to demonstrate their learning in learner-specific contexts. Underpinning this course is the development of a teaching portfolio that evidences critical, reflective, and developmental teaching practices. This course is designed for individuals seeking to enhance their teaching practice and capacity to facilitate learning, with an opportunity to seek professional higher education accreditation if desired. The content is designed to be applicable across all teaching disciplines and is applicable for those teaching in face-to-face and online learning environments across a variety of contexts.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
Students must complete these 4 subjects in this order:
- EDHE501 The Learning Cycle: Design and Curriculum
- EDHE502 Design Thinking and Educational Innovation
- EDHE504 Research for the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching
- EDHE505 Teaching Portfolio
The final two subjects in the sequence are core subjects and must be completed by all students.
This course is 0.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time study. Units are delivered fully online across four study periods per year, commencing in March each year. Students can select up to two units per study period.
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