Module Title: Learning and Teaching in HE (ADP7116 – face to face) (ADP7216 – distance learning)
Convener and tutors: TBC
Programme: This is the first core module for CILT and PGCAP
Delivery mode: The module is available in face to face and distance learning formats, although we expect delivery to be online only from September 2020. It is taught in mixed disciplinary seminar groups and takes a flipped learning approach.
Credits: 15 (Level 7)
Module Description (for website): max 250 words
The module will introduce you to the principles of learning and teaching derived from educational psychology, education theory and reported findings in recent education research. Through simulated tasks it will enable you to critically examine and apply these principles to teaching practice at university. The content is structured around OPAR (Orientate-Present-Apply-Review): a constructivist model of teaching and learning design (G Petty, 2012), which is effective for developing competencies in planning and designing teaching for active learning within a peer-learning environment. Topics include:
By the end of this module participants should be able to
Disciplinary skills – able to:
Formative assessment includes:
Feedback on forum posts, informal feedback in class on a mini presentation. Microteaching session based on the microteaching session plan: 15 min of teaching on a pre-selected topic from participant’s subject. Feedback is provided by tutors and peers.
Assignment 1 – Microteaching Session Plan - 30% weighting
Up to 1,000 words annotated session plan for a 15 min microteaching session. The plan should outline: the type and level of the session, its learning outcomes, its content and activities, any planned in-session assessment and feedback, and any post-session consolidation. The annotations should provide the rationale for the design choices and their justification, e.g. on the basis of existing scholarship and research, observed best practice, reflection on past experience.
Assignment 2 – Reflection on Microteaching – 70% weighting
Up to 2,000 words, based on the microteaching. May include a revised microteaching session plan, reflection on the experience and the provided feedback, and particular areas for development.