Certificate in Curriculum Design and Academic Management
Certificate in Curriculum Design & Academic Management (60 Credits)
Graduates of this half-year full-time or one-year part-time course will achieve and be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills to contribute to quality higher education curriculum designs and developments. Over the duration of the course, learners will develop and design core functions.
Includes Papers: 100, 102, 103, 104
100 Adult Learning Theories, Approaches and Practices Level 7
Holistic adult learner needs analyses, development, and motivational consideration are identified and reviewed in this paper alongside evidence supported adult learning theories, approaches and practices. Learners will demonstrate effective adult learning facilitation strategies and reflect critically on the theories, approaches and practices examined.
101 Scoping, Consultation and Engagement Level 7
Research processes and a range of philosophical, theoretical, conceptual, legislative and cultural considerations including the Treaty of Waitangi that support and give integrity to quality stakeholder consultations are examined. The practical components in effective scoping, stakeholder and engagement consultation processes are identified and practiced.
102 Quality Educational Planning Level 7
Macro and micro educational planning processes are identified, examined and developed in this paper. Learners will also practice and critically evaluate and develop quality educational planning components and development processes.
103 Programme Components Level 6
Components in higher education programme designs are identified, examined and developed in practice by learners. The achievement of programme coherence and unity is also analysed, practiced and critically evaluated.
104 Teaching, Assessment, and Moderation Approaches Level 7
Teaching, assessment and moderation approaches and methodologies are identified, examined and compared and contrasted by learners in this paper. Learners will also design, and critically evaluate related teaching, assessment and moderation developments.
Curriculum Design & Academic Management or Leadership Course Entry Criteria
Applicants must hold a formal teaching Qualification (i.e. Certificate in Adult Teaching) or equivalent, and have at least 2 years teaching experience in a Higher Education (or other) educational setting. Applicants for whom English is not their first language will also be required to have achieved IELTS 6.5 level (or equivalent).
All applicants will be required to write a statement about their professional goals and rationale for seeking entry into the course. Applicants without a formal teaching qualification may be able to enter these courses upon successful completion of a prescribed preliminary paper, Adult Learning Theories, Approaches and Practices.
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