Academic & Student Affairs

Module 1 - Foundation Module

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the module, participants should be able to:

  • Drawing on the educational literature and their own experience, critically evaluate and reflect on models of curriculum design and development and how they relate to aims, learning outcomes, assessment, delivery and evaluation of HE Teaching.
  • Discuss a variety of methods and resources available for effective teaching and learning (e.g., lecturing, small group teaching, use of educational technology, innovative approaches) and reflect on the relative merits of these for different learning contexts and purposes.
  • Discuss and evaluate the most commonly used methods of assessment in HIM as well as emerging and innovative approaches.
  • Discuss effective ways of providing written and oral feedback to students.
  • Drawing on the discipline specific educational literature and their own experience, analyse and reflect on any distinctive approaches to teaching, learning and assessment that are associated with their discipline or cognate disciplines.
  • Make connections between what are called generic approaches and discipline orientated approaches (e.g. signature pedagogies), including the use of educational technology.
  • Share their understanding of what is distinctive about teaching in their own discipline with peers from cognate disciplines and discuss emerging issues related to disciplinary teaching, student learning and assessment.
  • Discuss a variety of methods and resources available for effective teaching and learning (e.g., lecturing, small group teaching, use of educational technology, innovative approaches) and reflect on the relative merits of these for different learning contexts and purposes.
  • Recognise the importance of evidence-based approaches, feedback from colleagues and students, and the role of reflection and selfevaluation for their own professional development, for quality assurance and quality enhancement
  • Recognise the role of the UKPSF in their own professional development
  • Apply the principles of constructive alignment to planning learning activities and or/modules in their own practice.
  • Use a range of teaching methods, including interactive methods and the use of educational technology to enhance student learning.
  • Apply various methods of assessment in their own practise.
  • Provide evidence of reflection and self-evaluation of their own assessment practices and how they could be improved.
  • Experiment with and evaluate different methods of giving feedback to students
  • Suggest changes and developments in their own teaching based on feedback from colleagues (e.g., microteaching sessions), student feedback (e.g., student evaluation forms, minute papers, quick post-its, focus groups, Personal Response System PRS), self-evaluation and through their reading of educational literature.
  • Reflect on changes and developments in their teaching and evaluate their progress against the UKPSF Descriptor Level 2 
  • Recognise the importance of external benchmarks and standards frameworks to their own academic practice

 

Content will include:

  • models of module development, teaching and learning
  • discussion of the skills involved in lecturing, small group teaching and laboratory teaching
  • assessment in Higher Education
  • technology in teaching and learning
  • opportunity to practise lecturing skills with video feedback

Assessment:

One assignment:

  • Teaching and Assessment Journal and Reflective Commentary based on participants' own teaching

Further Information is included in the Module 1 handbook