Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching & Learning
Veritas University College
Here's the BIG Picture
‘A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.’ – Henry Adams
Do you want to join a league of educators who have influenced generations? Our Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning is the perfect stepping stone for you to begin your journey in the inspiring field of education. This programme is designed for those with a Bachelor’s Degree in any field, related to any of the areas of specialisations, to obtain a professional teaching qualification.
With this Course, You Will:
- Explore the nuances of educational philosophy, sociology and psychology, as well as learning and cognition
- Be exposed to a multitude of career opportunities
- Gain additional microcredentials
- Have the opportunity to partake in social good initiatives
Why choose Veritas University College?
At Veritas, we are constantly re-thinking the learning process and leveraging on efficiency, technology and strategic partnerships to provide a holistic next gen educational journey for our students. Veritas is also committed to pushing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by continuously developing world class programmes at some of the most affordable fees available in the market. As a result of our far-reaching efforts, Veritas has received the BrandLaureate Best Brand in Online Education award for 2020, 2021 and 2022 in recognition of our exceptional academic and co-curricular experience.
How Do I Get In?
- A Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in a relevant field, with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 as accepted by HEP’s Senate, OR
- A Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in a relevant field, not meeting CGPA of 2.50, but subject to 5 years working experience in a relevant field
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This module explores the fundamental principles and concepts of educational psychology, focusing on three main schools of thought - behaviorism, cognitivism and constructivism. These three approaches provide a more comprehensive view of how teaching and learning can take place effectively. The course also explores the role of motivation in learning and individual learning differences.
This module explores the principles and concepts on the philosophy of education. It covers social and cultural theories, philosophy as an approach to the scholarship of teaching-learning, epistemology in curriculum and the basis of ethical practices. You will be able to develop teaching philosophy personal to your beliefs, ethics and professional practice.
The fundamental concepts of educational sociology are explored to ensure students are able to identify and assess the role of educational institutions as agents of reformation and the role of teachers as agents of change. You will also learn aspects that make for good education including socialization, inequality and gender differences in schools, higher education and society in general.
Measurement and Evaluation in Education
This course introduces the differences between testing, measurement and assessment. The focus is on the purpose of the assessment - ‘why assess’ followed by discussion on ‘what to assess’. Next, the ‘how’ of assessment is considered, with emphasis on the various techniques teachers can adopt. Various assessment techniques are utilised for this module and the effectiveness of these assessment approaches are then tested.
This course explores the various definitions of curriculum and discusses how philosophical beliefs, psychological perspectives, societal demands and the legacy of history affect curriculum. Curriculum development, along with discussions on issues and future trends, is also explored.
Learning and Cognition
This course focuses on developing understanding on the key concepts and principles in learning and cognition. You will be guided to focus on the various learning theories and strategies of learning and teaching, giving due consideration to the content to be taught, learner differences and styles of learning.
You will be required to complete a minimum 6 weeks of teaching practice in schools and/or educational institutions. This component allows you to gain the required practical experience in applying your knowledge from this programme. The practicum develops in- depth understanding and application of ICT and teaching skills pertaining to assessment, curriculum and instruction.
Web Based Learning
Key concepts and principles of utilizing web-based learning in the scholarship of teaching and learning are explored. The module highlights a range of web-based learning tools that can be used to improve classroom instruction, assessment and curriculum delivery in general. Further, you will be guided to propose a suitable web-based learning design to improve quality of instruction.
This module addresses concepts associated with action research and the processes and procedures for conducting action research. You will also be exposed to fundamental research techniques in problem identification, data collection and data analysis leading to the development of an action research plan as part of the assessment component.
Critical Reflection in Education
This course highlights the need for reflexivity and critical reflection in the scholarship of teaching and learning. You will be exposed to the fundamentals of how to construct various types of knowledge. The notions of self and subjectivity in professional development and lifelong learning are also explored. The module also delves into contemporary topics of critical reflection in education.
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