Goldsmiths' Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (referred to as the PG Cert hereafter) is designed to enhance the pedagogical practice of staff involved in teaching at Goldsmiths.
Who it is for
It is open to Goldsmiths staff with at least 20 hours of teaching a year.
Goldsmiths accredits the programme in the form of Masters (M) level credits whilst the Higher Education Academy (HEA) accredits it in the form of fellowship. Thus, successful completion of the first year leads to 30 M-level credits and Associate Fellowship of the HEA (AFHEA), whilst successful completion of the second year culminates in 60 M-Level credits and Fellowship of the HEA (FHEA).
The programme aims to help colleagues to:
- receive feedback on their teaching through formal teaching observations
- exchange experience with others who teach at Goldsmiths
- reflect on their own academic practice
- explore the national and international context of Higher Education
- learn more about trends, research and theories of pedagogy
- gain accredited recognition for their Higher Education teaching practice
What it involves
The programme consists of a series of study days, teaching observations, reflection logs, projects and coursework.
During PG Cert study days, established teachers discuss existing pedagogical theory and practice informed by the lived experience of teaching at university.
Participants on the programme explore, discuss and debate theories of learning and teaching in Higher Education, and reflect on their own teaching activities, both individually and with their academic peers.
The PG Cert consistently gains outstanding participant and external examiner evaluations. Several alumni have gone on to be nominated for and to win Goldsmiths’ Student-led Teaching Awards.
For academic queries, please email the Programme Leader Mary Claire Halvorson m.c.halvorson (@gold.ac.uk).
For general or administrative queries, please email talic (@gold.ac.uk).