Please be advised that no new applications for the Graduate Certificate of Education (Academic Practice) will be accepted after 30 June 2017.
The Graduate Certificate of Education (Academic Practice) is a qualification designed for academics working in higher education who wish to enhance their educational practice.
JCU's Graduate Certificate of Education (Academic Practice) reflects national and international trends in higher education. Note, this course does not lead to registration as a teacher in schools.
JCU academic staff may apply for a fully sponsored professional development place in the course. For further information, visit the JCU Internal Sponsorship webpage.
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion, graduates will be able to:
- Appraise institutional and national policy in higher education, including initiatives to engage Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and identify and enhance implementation of policy
- Critically analyse and integrate learning theories, models, concepts and research informed techniques for teaching and learning to support improved outcomes for diverse learners
- Evaluate, design and implement curriculum and assessment for contemporary higher educational contexts, including frameworks to develop cultural competence
- Evaluate and utilise a range of learning technologies to support active pedagogies that promote student engagement and learning in higher education
- Identify and generate practical and knowledgeable solutions to complex problems in a range of higher education contexts, with responsibility, autonomy, well-developed judgement and adaptability
- Communicate a clear and coherent exposition of complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences through high level speaking, reading, writing, listening and advocacy skills
- Critically engage with a range of evaluation data sources and tools while identifying professional learning and development opportunities that enhance the quality and scholarship of teaching and learning.