Develop knowledge that will serve as a foundation for education leadership.
The Graduate Certificate of Education (Innovation and Change) provides an opportunity for those who are interested in identifying methods of improving educational outcomes to develop skills and knowledge that they can apply to extend their professional practice. The course offers an opportunity to explore a range of contemporary innovations, and also maintains a clear focus on developing critical capacities to analyse and critique approaches identified by others as innovative. As such, this course meets a need for ongoing professional development for educators in the 21st century, providing a skillset for maintaining professional currency and effectiveness, and the opportunity to develop knowledge that will serve as a foundation for educational leadership.
Designed as a specialisation for primary and secondary teachers, professional educators, educational administrators, tertiary educators and others involved in education, the Graduate Certificate of Education (Innovation and Change) provides advanced theoretical and practical knowledge with regard to best practices in identifying issues and opportunities in teaching and learning, designing methods of responding to such issues through practice, and the role of technology in supporting innovation in contemporary learning settings. The program aims to provide educators with a set of advanced technical skills and tools that can be applied across a range of settings, and to reinforce a mindset of critical reflection and practice that can be applied in future practice, as well as in response to current issues and opportunities.
Graduates can progress to further postgraduate studies in related fields of education. They can also pursue advanced career options within the education profession, such as Lead Teacher status and leadership opportunities within schools.
Key Study Outcomes:
- Apply cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate, synthesise and extend knowledge
- Engage in ethical and accountable educational practice
- Utilise research skills, design thinking processes and evaluation methodology
- Demonstrate communication and interpersonal skills in identifying and addressing complex educational problems
- Make independent judgements regarding the relevance and effectiveness of a varied range of educational innovations