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EDUC6443 Investigating Innovations in Learning and Teaching PT

Module Overview

The module will look at innovation in learning and teaching in the context of educational practice.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

• recognise different forms of innovation in learning and teaching and enable participants to take a critical approach to interrogating different forms of innovation and associated claims; • develop informed judgements and critical thinking in the context of educational practice; and • explore the barriers to and enablers of change in educational innovation.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Recognise different forms of innovation in learning and teaching
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of learning and teaching innovations in HE/FE.
  • Reflect on your own professional practice and development striving to improve the effectiveness of your decisions and actions
  • Take a critical approach to interrogating different forms of innovation and associated claims
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how to develop informed judgements and critical thinking in the context of educational practice
  • Explore the barriers to and enablers of change in educational innovation.
  • Design learning and teaching which fosters quality learning in HE/FE
  • Implement learning and teaching strategies which foster quality learning in HE/FE.
  • Construct assessment procedures which foster quality learning in HE/FE.
  • Design innovations in learning and teaching in HE/FE.
  • Implement innovations in learning and teaching in HE/FE.

Syllabus

The content of the module will typically cover: • Principles of learning and teaching applied to HE/FE • Principles of instructional design applied to HE/FE • Instructional strategies to foster quality learning in HE/FE • Assessment methods to foster quality learning in HE/FE • Innovation in learning and teaching in HE/FE • Designing/implementing learning and teaching innovations in HE/FE • Evaluating the effectiveness of learning and teaching innovations in HE/FE

Special Features

Students will be supported in developing an appropriate means of presenting their interview

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

The teaching and learning methods will include lectures, workshops, seminars that involve group discussions, presentations and activities and self-directed study.

TypeHours
Independent Study150
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Conole, G., & Alevizou, P. (2010). A literature review of the use of Web 2.0 tools in Higher Education. 

Ko, S., & Rossen, S. (2010). Teaching Online, A Practical Guide. 

Phillips, R., McNaught, C., & Kennedy, G. (2012). Evaluating E-Learning: Guiding Research and Practice. 

Thomas, M. (Ed.). (2011). Deconstruction Digital Natives: Young People, Technology and the New Literacies. 

Salmon, G., Edirisingha, P., Mobbs, M., Mobbs, R., & Dennett, C. (2008). How to Create Podcasts for Education. 

Salmon, G. (2011). E-Moderating: the Key to Teaching and Learning Online. 

Selwyn, N. (2014). Distrusting Educational Technology: Critical Questions for Changing Times. 

Garrison, D. R., & Vaughan, N. D. (2008). Blended Learning in Higher Education: Framework, Principles, and Guidelines. 

Prensky, M. (2010). Teaching Digital Natives, Partnering for Real Learning:. 

Vai, M., & Sosulski, K. (2011). Essentials of Online Course Design: A Standards-Based Guide.. 

Woollard, J. (2011). Psychology for the Classroom: E-Learning. 

Selwyn, N. (2011). Education and Technology: Key Issues and Debates. 

Harasim, L. (2012). Learning Theory and Online Technologies. 

Derks, D., & Bakker, A. B. (Eds.). (2013). The Psychology of Digital Media at Work. 

Carliner, S., & Shank, P. (Eds.). (2008). The E-Learning Handbook. 

Routledge Selwyn, N. (2007). The use of computer technology in university teaching and learning: a critical perspective.. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning. ,23 , pp. 83-94.

Pacansky-Brok, M. (2013). Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies. 

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Podcast and Critical Essay 100%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework assignment(s) %

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal

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