Certification of NUST lecturers continues

The second group of 50 NUST lecturers has enrolled for the Institution’s Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) programme, aimed at advancing pedagogical skills and offering lecturers learning experiences of the highest quality

The programme, offered by the Teaching and Learning Unit (TLU), meets the needs of staff new to teaching in higher education as well as experienced lecturers who wish to advance their current teaching skills.

The Institution strives to take a leading role in the advancement of staff by making continuous efforts to improve their development.

The PGCHE is a three-semester programme that includes the following courses: Teaching, Learning and Assessment; Curriculum Design and Development; and Technology Integration in Teaching and Learning. 

The programme embraces a blended learning approach, where presentations and reading materials are uploaded on the online platform that can be accessed before the contact sessions.

This allows full engagement in the contact sessions which are reserved for small group work, in-class writing, discussions, micro-teaching and feedback. One lecturer, Joshua Mario from the Management Department was asked about his experience with the PGCHE so far. 

“It is really an eye-opener for me, learning different ways of being an effective lecturer and connecting with my students to identify their learning styles,” he said.

“With each contact session, I get more encouraged from the course facilitators when they give the opportunity for the participants to share, discuss and reflect. This is central in a student-centered classroom. 

I have already started to implement these practices in my own classes,” Mario added. The course coordinator of the programme, Dr Katherine Carter, commended all the lecturers for their hard work and achievements throughout the first course.

Date: 
Friday, August 18, 2017
for Month: 
August, 2017

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