Training and Education
Training and Education Introduction
Griffith College Training and Education Unit offers part-time courses for those in education to revitalize their teaching and training by building on their existing skills and competencies, sharing practice and experience, and being introduced to leading edge research, support tools, pedagogies and resources. It is designed to create a collaborative, reflective and developing community of practitioners, in a structured way. Current thinking in professional teacher and trainer development shows that teachers / trainers often bring their own ‘personal educational biographies to the classroom with teaching and training methods remaining unchanged, unchallenged and static from generation to generation and within disciplines. (Watzke, 2007; Rathgen; 2006). Participants on one of the two Training and Education programmes will be encouraged to engage with the theoretical and research issues which will allow them to connect with continued self-reflective practice. The objective is that this, in turn, will act as strong change catalysts to enable advanced training and educational programme design and delivery.
Motivate and Engage Student:
The Training and Education department at Griffith College aims to demonstrate mastery in motivation and engaging student whilst also demonstrating an ability to evaluate the learning process and different learning profiles of students.
Advanced Learning and Teaching Techniques:
Learn to use dynamic and engaging technology, advanced online pedagogies, and how to decide when and if these are appropriate to enhance the learner experience.
Academic and Professional Development:
Learn to self-evaluate and build a reflective teaching portfolio to enhance your learning, showcase your professional development, apply for awards, and advance your teaching career.
Theoretical Foundations and Current Trends:
Engage with the literature and current research on learning and teaching in a dynamic, supportive environment devoted to facilitating experimentation in the participants and take the first steps in sharing your new practice with your peers via conferences and papers.
Design Educational Programmes:
Learn to design educational programmes, developing aims and learning outcomes appropriate for the programme. It will allow the student to learn to navigate the technical and legislative environment of higher education informed by institutional policy and international best practice.
Formulate and interpret appropriate assessment instruments at an advanced level, to provide feedback and evaluation of student learning at the programme level, and defend their use, while being cognisant of the relevant QA procedures involved.
Use theories of learning to optimise the learning experience for students and open up your pedagogy to fresh approaches and enhance your own learning.