This program is aimed at academics who are working in the tertiary sector or who aspire to teach at tertiary level, and those whose personal, professional or research interests include a focus on higher education. There are several strands within the specialisation which provide pathways for participants interested in a specific focus, such as teaching and learning, leadership, or research in Higher Education.
It provides candidates with opportunities to critically examine recent literature, engage in debate and reflection, and develop and apply in-depth knowledge of:
contemporary issues, priorities and contexts in higher education and their implications
scholarly practice in higher education
curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, policies and practices designed to improve learning outcomes in higher education
methods for fostering interdisciplinary and intercultural partnerships and working collaboratively
research principles and methods and their application to higher education
research principles and methods in the evaluation, design and completion of research into a current higher education issue.