With the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching Programme, individuals will learn to combine passion, talent, skills, morals, and professional ethics, into a rewarding career aimed at inspiring and uplifting future generations. This course is designed to meet the needs of those who possess a tertiary qualification intending to pursue teaching profession but do not hold any nationally-recognized teaching qualification. It will meet the needs of trainers and teachers in education, community, government and industry. It builds on their qualifications or experience – preparing them for higher roles. This is the ideal self-paced distance learning course for Professional Development aimed at individuals in the field of Education. They’ll gain the confidence and skill-set needed to lead educational institutions or organizations in education.

Modules to be Completed

A survey of curriculum theories including theories pertaining curriculum planning and development, curriculum implementation and curriculum evaluation models: an overview of curricular frameworks as processes and plans embodying particular views of the role of education at philosophical, policy and practical level; relating these perspectives to international trends in curriculum constructs; contextualising curriculum stances and student needs; the role and purposes of assessment in curriculum plans and designs.

This module focuses on enhancing student teachers’ capacity to understand and plan for active learning in classrooms. The module will address class management; developing a community of learners (e.g. group work; cognitive strategy instruction), approaches to learning (cognitive and socio-cultural theories); and literacy across the curriculum. It would also address effective teaching and learning including active learning, constructivism, multiple intelligences, teaching and learning styles, classroom planning, interaction, differentiation and assessment.

This module provides comprehensive definitions of test, measurement, evaluation and assessment, as well as roles of measurement and evaluation in education. Also, the interrelationship among evaluation, evaluation tools, and assessment techniques is explained. Students will evaluate and use appropriate tests in pupil diagnosis and attainment, interpret and apply tests results in appropriate teaching strategies. Taxonomy of educational objectives is also explained, laying emphasis on the cognitive and psychomotor domains.

Technology can be a powerful tool for transforming learning. It can help affirm and advance relationships between educators and students, reinvent our approaches to learning and collaboration, shrink long-standing equity and accessibility gaps, and adapt learning experiences to meet the needs of all learners. Our education institutions should be incubators of exploration and invention. Educators should be collaborators in learning, seeking new knowledge and constantly acquiring new skills alongside their students. Education leaders should set a vision for creating learning experiences that provide the right tools and supports for all learners to thrive.

Exposing students of the range of theories and practices related to the management, motivation and maintenance of professional control involved in the education of children and adolescents. Emphasis will be placed on the essential need to create a suitable learning environment that is appropriate to the specific context of practice; Examination of the regulation of behaviour through the application of principles and theories of learning and motivation; Emphasis on behavioural management that results in optimum learning and development through the various stages of life. The module includes a focus on the application of behaviour management for classroom control and supervision.