Master of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Specialised teaching knowledge for higher education research and practice
A postgraduate course that empowers passionate educators. Gain contemporary credentials to secure employment in the higher education sector. Apply research skills to the field of adult learning. Choose electives to enhance professional capabilities.
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- 10 Jul 22
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On completion of this program students should be able to achieve the following learning outcomes:
- Critically reflect on the complex environment of contemporary higher education to enhance quality educational outcomes
- Use an evidence-based approach to inform good practice in learning and teaching in a relevant discipline
- Apply critical analysis to develop solutions to engage a diverse range of students
- Engage in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to investigate personal practice and wider learning and teaching phenomena
- Implement continuing professional learning plans using life-long learning attributes
Upon graduation from the Master of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, you will have the contemporary credentials and qualifications that are becoming increasingly necessary for a career in the field of tertiary education. You will be able to plan engaging educational experiences and use a scholarly approach to improve the overall student learning experience, qualities that are quickly becoming requirements for promotion opportunities. If you are not already working in the higher education sector, graduating from the Master of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education will greatly increase your employability, demonstrating a commitment to professional development and ensuring high quality teaching standards.
To be eligible for admission to the Master of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education applicants must meet the following specific requirements:
Possession of a Bachelor’s award (AQF level 7 qualification) in any discipline area
Possession of a Graduate Diploma (AQF level 8 qualification) or equivalent in learning and teaching for higher education.
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.
Delivered fully online, the program is designed to help those engaged in the practice of higher education to adopt a more scholarly evidence-based approach. It provides the opportunity to cultivate research skills that investigate teaching and learning challenges relevant to one’s discipline. Individuals will use a systematic investigation of their practice in which the new knowledge is applied to solve the challenge and share with peers. The flexible structure of the program enhances professional capabilities by enabling individuals to choose electives to further their interests and career goals.
Recommended Study Pattern
Four Compulsory courses completed in the Graduate Certificate
- EDUC5115 Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education
- EDUC5116 Designing Curriculum for Effective Learning
- EDUC5011 Introduction to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
- EDUC5117 Principles and Practices of Assessment and Evaluation
Plus four Compulsory Courses
- PHIL6020 Ethical Issues in Professional Life
- MEDI5001 Scientific Literacy and Communication
- EDUC6059 Designing a Pedagogical Action Research Project
- RSCH Scholarly Reading and Writing Methods
Plus four elective courses completed in the Graduate Diploma
- EDUC5119 Supervising Postgraduate Research
- EDUC5012 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Higher Education
- EDUC5009 Global Learning in Higher Education
- EDUC5013 Leadership in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
- EDUC5014 Learning and Teaching for Optimal Wellbeing
Plus one course from existing postgraduate offering within the University (with approval of the Program Coordinator). This program is only offered part-time.
To be eligible for the award of Master of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education students must complete a minimum of 300 Units of Credit chosen from the courses listed in the Recommended Study Pattern, comprising:
- 200 Units of Credit from eight (8) Compulsory Courses, and
- 100 Units of Credit from four (4) Elective Course
An exit award pathway is available. If a student has completed courses that meet the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Higher Education, they may transfer to that award and immediately apply for graduation with that award. If a student has completed courses that meet the requirements of the Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, they may transfer to that award and immediately apply for graduate with that award.
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