When you study this module you will examine and investigate notions of innovation and notions of innovation within formal and informal learning and teaching settings. Your pre-conceptions of the role technological innovations in such settings will be challenged. You will investigate and seek to evaluate and assess learning and teaching contexts which encourage innovations and consider the possible barriers to innovation. Where appropriate, models of innovation and technological adoption within organisations and for individuals will be assessed and evaluated.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Design learning and teaching which fosters quality learning in a range of educational settings
- Reflect on your own professional practice and development striving to improve the effectiveness of your decisions and actions
- Identify potential innovations in learning and teaching in in a range of educational settings
- Design appropriate innovations in learning and teaching in in a range of educational settings
- Recommend learning and teaching strategies which promote quality in a range of educational settings
- Evaluate the effectiveness of learning and teaching innovations in a range of educational settings
- Evaluate assessment procedures which foster in a range of educational settings
In studying this module, you will cover aspects of:
- Current and potential developments to support teaching and learning across educational contexts and settings;
- Critiques of specific enablers and barriers to innovations in educational, training and other potential learning environments;
- Approaches to establishing and evaluating innovations in learning and teaching
- Models of innovation and technological adoption and take up.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The teaching and learning methods will include lectures and collaborative project-based learning, presentations, self-directed study and other learning activities.
|Preparation for scheduled sessions
|Wider reading or practice
|Completion of assessment task
|Total study time
Resources & Reading list
Additional information. This is an incomplete list of resources that may be helpful. Further information and details about various similar resources will be provided. There is no single book that provides appropriate coverage for this module. The following publications are suggested as potential sources. Many more suggestions will be made during the sessions and on the module Blackboard. Note: any of Neil Selwyn's books held by the library will be helpful.
The assessment for this module will consist of two parts:
1. A 15 minute presentation, which is the accumulation of an educational innovation built up over five weeks via collaborative project work.
2. A 3000 word critical essay
Together, the above will identify, investigate and critically discuss an innovation in teaching and learning.
Each element will graded as two distinct pieces: the group presentation will contribute 25%; the essay will contribute 75% to the overall mark awarded for the module.
Note that members of the collaborative presentation will have the same mark for the joint project
Note that members of the collaborative presentation will have the same mark for the joint project.
For guidance, the podcast should represent 25% of the effort and the critical essay 75% of the effort.
To be clear although there are two elements, a single mark is awarded. If either part is submitted late then standard late penalties will be applied to the mark as a whole.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
An internal repeat is where you take all of your modules again, including any you passed. An external repeat is where you only re-take the modules you failed.
Repeat type: Internal & External