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HERST Minister visits DWU HERST Minister visits DWU Thursday, 14 May 2015
Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (HERST) Honourable Mr Malakai Tabar visited Divine Word University on Friday 8th May,...
PM commends DWU growth PM commends DWU growth Sunday, 10 May 2015
Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has praised Divine Word University for its continued growth and development in its 19 years of existence as a...
Higher education should partner business Higher education should partner business Tuesday, 05 May 2015
Institutions of higher education in Papua New Guinea should develop partnerships with the business sector to benefit from the synergy of such...
Students praised on Open Day Students praised on Open Day Sunday, 03 May 2015
Divine Word University staged another informative and fun-filled Open Day at the Madang Campus on Sunday 3rd May, 2015.

Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning (PGCHETL) - Flexible Learning and Full Time (Madang Campus)

Program Code: PGCHETL

The Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning program is a one-year flexible learning program that is designed to provide a teaching qualification for people who are teaching at Divine Word University, but lack a teaching qualification. However, these people have degree qualifications in other fields. This program is part of the staff development activities at DWU to enhance the quality of teaching provided for students.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is a DWU in-house program offered in flexible learning mode. Students are required to complete eight four units

Achievement of 40 credit points

One Year

Flexible Learning Madang

Applicants are expected to be teaching/lecturing in a higher education institution and hold a minimum of a bachelor degree in a field other than education


 Semester One Program Units

ED591 Curriculum Development in Higher Education - 10 credit Points

This unit enables participants to plan and prepare teaching programs and learning materials to support curriculum implementation. Participants apply skills to a subject, learning level and teaching context of their choice. In the process they demonstrate an understanding of the influence of psychology, philosophy and sociology on various curriculum development processes and models. Participants develop the knowledge and skills to enable them to lead colleagues in further curriculum development and planning.

ED592 Facilitating Learning in Higher Education - 10 Credit Points

The unit develops participants’ competencies in the use of a range of teaching skills and methods for targeted learning outcomes that are appropriate for use in PNG higher educational contexts. Participants demonstrate application of their learning through teaching practice activities. The emphasis is on choosing teaching and learning strategies most appropriate to learning outcomes, providing variety of learning facilitation to address learning style differences, and implementing and facilitating a learning-focused environment.

Semester Two Program Units

ED593 Managing Higher Education Teaching and Learning - 10 Credit Points

The unit equips participants with skills to manage classrooms effectively and be efficient in doing their administrative duties. The unit covers planning and organization of higher education learning environments, communicating clearly and confidently, maintaining learning activity pace and variability, facilitating smooth transitions, using rewards wisely, managing groups effectively, responding to inappropriate behaviour, and maintenance of records such as attendance registers, and assessment results.

ED594 Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education - 10 Credit Points

The unit equips participants with knowledge and skills to assess the learning of higher education participants and to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching and learning processes. The focus is on designing varied and appropriate types of assessment items that measure student achievement of intended learning outcomes and the use of assessment data in planning future actions. The use of electronic resources to assist record keeping is addressed.


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