PgC matrix handbook (including 20 credit module)
The PgC Teaching in Higher Education matrix enables full and part time academic staff and others involved in student learning to engage in a structured programme focused on purposeful developmental changes to teaching practice. Participants gain a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of pedagogic practice, and to engage in more creative approaches to teaching. They then apply these using an action research model to their own practice.
Participants find the programme invaluable as early career academics. They develop confidence as teachers, value the opportunities to talk to others from different disciplines about their practice, build a comprehensive toolkit of teaching approaches, and are able to articulate the pedagogic underpinning of their practice.
What participants have said about the programme:
"listening to others' experiences of good teaching practice has been invaluable"
"something I did not anticipate materialising was the distinct sense of ownership regarding the interventions which is accompanied with both pride and satisfaction"
Graduates of the programme continue to be influential change agents within their discipline and their School. The programme provides a lifelong model of CPD development; many graduates go on to apply for funded pedagogic projects and act as mentors for others on the PgC.
Most staff enrol on the PgCTHE (60 M-level credits) but we also offer a shorter 20 credit module, Exploring learning and teaching in higher education with opportunities to then complete the remainder of the PgC. The matrix is accredited by the Higher Education Academy; those completing the PgC are recognised as Fellows, those who complete the 20 credit module as Associate Fellows. There are two intakes - in September and January, and it will normally take between 12 months and 3 years to complete the programme. There is provision to undertake the induction and some workshops through the medium of Welsh.