Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
A step on your journey in university teaching
A highly focused postgraduate course for students working towards their Masters or preparing to teach adult learners in a university setting. Cover off curriculum, assessment, and evaluation. Pick from electives including leadership and globalisation.
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- 04 Feb 24
- 07 Jul 24
The University of Notre Dame Australia is committed to delivering an excellent student experience, alongside a high standard of teaching, research, and training. As a leader in ethical education, Notre Dame aims to develop students’ critical reasoning and their ability to make ethical decisions—crucial skills to progressing their careers and leading purposeful lives. At Notre Dame, students navigate their future with an ethical education online.
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What you'll learn
On completion of this program students should be able to achieve the following learning outcomes
- Critically evaluate contemporary theories and practices and current trends in learning and teaching in higher education to inform innovative and effective practices
- Critically evaluate the higher education literature to generate scholarly and evidence-based practice
- Solve complex learning and teaching challenges in higher education curriculum and the classroom
- Create and evaluate curriculum design, teaching and learning strategies and assessment practices that are inclusive and promote student engagement with complex ideas in their discipline
- Apply technology enhanced learning to promote student engagement and deep learning
- Implement continuing professional learning plans using life-long learning attributes.
Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching for Higher Education is designed to support those engaged in learning and teaching in higher education to build their scholarly careers.
To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education applicants must hold a recognised Bachelor degree in a relevant field or a Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Higher Education.
English Proficiency Requirements
Defined as the successful completion of secondary education or a Bachelor’s degree in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada or the Republic of Ireland.
Education students who have English as an Additional language and are admitted on the basis of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assessment, or an equivalent English language proficiency assessment, are only admitted if they have attained n overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.5 (with no score below 8.0 in speaking and listening, and no score lower than 7.0 reading and writing.
All English language tests are valid for two years from the date of completion
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Applications for Advanced Standing and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be considered and reviewed on a case by case basis by UNDA's Student Administration.
This highly-focused program provides opportunities for you to apply your knowledge of current perspectives about university teaching. You will finish the program with the capabilities to teach from a learner-centred approach, incorporate technology to enhance student engagement, and grow in a community of practice to create pedagogical research projects. The Program is underpinned by a growth model that recognises that higher education teachers are learners, and that growth requires a scholarly approach. With this in mind, the program has been created so that you can complete four courses to earn the Graduate Certificate and another four (eight courses in total) to earn the Graduate Diploma. It also provides the foundation for the proposed Master in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education by coursework.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
To be eligible for the award of Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education students must complete a minimum of 200 Units of Credit chosen from the courses listed below;
Five (5) Compulsory Courses
- EDUC5115 Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education
- EDUC5116 Designing Curriculum for Effective learning
- EDUC5117 Principles and Practices of Assessment and Evaluation
- EDUC5011 Introduction to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
- PHIL6020 Ethical Issues in Professional Life
Three Elective Courses
- EDUC5119 Supervising Postgraduate Research
- EDUC5012 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Higher Education
- EDUC5009 Global Learning in Higher Education (Coming Soon)
- EDUC5013 Leadership in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
- EDUC5014 Learning and Teaching for Optimal Wellbeing (Coming Soon)
This program is only offered part-time.
To be eligible for the award of Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education students must complete a minimum of 200 Units of Credit chosen from the courses listed under Recommended Study Pattern.
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