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    Teaching Learning and Assessment within the Disciplines Online
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    This class has been developed for Online delivery and will be offered Online for the foreseeable future

Duration 5 half days

Course Type Series

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Target Audience: Academic & Research Staff

Traditional lecturing methods and styles have been challenged and this has led to a change in student expectations of higher education teaching staff. This class provides an opportunity for participants to consider disciplinary perspectives on the main theories of how students learn, and by reflecting on this to consider what this might mean for their teaching practice. Participants will have an opportunity to practice and experience a number of teaching styles and methods, including google hangout, blended learning, peer observations etc. Finally, participants will be supported in considering how to design effective methods of assessment through taking an ‘Assessment for Learning’ perspective.

The class has been developed in close alignment with the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF), providing coverage across the framework. To support this alignment, learning objectives have been mapped to the dimensions of the framework (indicated in square brackets within the relevant sections).

This class has a value of 20 credits and is a compulsory class for all participants undertaking the Academic Practice and Learning & Teaching in Higher Education pathways of the SPARK programme.

 

Course participants will:

  • Reflect on their current practice in teaching, learning and assessment in terms of the wider higher education context, disciplinary influences, and institutional strategies and policies [K1, K2, K3, K6, V1, V2, V4];
  • Critically reflect on theoretically-informed models of pedagogy from contemporary scholarship and research concerning learning, teaching and assessment in higher education and be able to apply this to the discipline and context in which they:
  • teach, evaluating current practices and implementing appropriate enhancements [K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, V3, V4];
  • Critically reflect on theoretically-informed models of pedagogy from contemporary scholarship and research concerning learning, teaching and assessment in higher education and be able to apply this to the discipline and context in which they:
  • Learn from one another and engage in peer review of current practices; [K5, V3];
  • Identify potential improvements and enhancements to current practice, including consideration of blended and online delivery formats [K2, K3, K4, V1, V2]; and
  • Engage with a pedagogical community of practice which serves to enhance both the student experience and the disciplinary context [V1, V2].


Delivered By: Katy Savage & Sean Morrissey

Prerequisites

All participants must submit an online Postgraduate Certificate application prior to attending this class to be fully registered.