UNHE500 Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Learning and Teaching in Higher Education is the introductory unit for the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. It provides participants with theoretical frameworks they can use to enhance their practice as a tertiary teacher or professional and to understand that the purpose of teaching is facilitating and supporting others’ learning based on informed reflection and inquiry. It promotes effective teaching as a continually evolving practice, based on planning, implementation, reflection and review and promotes inclusive, student-centred learning in local and international contexts. Key themes include encouraging participants to explore how their institution’s policies relate to achieving the desired learning attributes in their students, including faith-based/values-based perspectives in their teaching. By the end of this unit it is expected that participants, building on their diverse perspectives, will be developing an informed personal vision of teaching in higher education within the Catholic intellectual tradition and will understand the theoretical principles that guide their institution’s policies and procedures.