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EDUC6347 Learning and Teaching

Module Overview

The content of this module will typically draw on a range of research and will focus on examining various aspects of learning and teaching including: - Personal perceptions about learning and teaching. - Past and current theories/models about learning and teaching. - Theory and research on what is a ‘good’ teacher. - Theory and research on how students learn. - Research on factors that influence learning and teaching at different education phases. The main focus will be on generating discussion about issues related to Learning and Teaching in small groups, drawing on the students’ experiences, their current work/study contexts and a range of research literature.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

to engage students with critical evaluation of research and theoretical literature and their implications for practice as they relate to specific aspects of learning and teaching.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of past and current perspectives on learning and teaching and the relationship between the two.
  • Draw on research knowledge and theoretical perspectives about factors that influence learning and teaching.
  • Draw on alternative insights to reflect critically on familiar practices.
  • Critically assess research and theoretical literature and implications for your practice.

Syllabus

The content of this module will typically draw on a range of research and will focus on examining the following: - Personal perceptions about learning and teaching. - Past and current theories/models about learning and teaching. - Theory and research on what is a ‘good’ teacher. - Theory and research on how students learn. - Research on factors that influence learning and teaching at different education phases.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

The module will be taught using a variety of teaching and learning approaches. These will include, where appropriate, lectures, group seminars, interactive teaching and tutorials.

TypeHours
Follow-up work20
Lecture8
Wider reading or practice50
Tutorial4
Completion of assessment task70
Seminar12
Preparation for scheduled sessions36
Total study time200

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Assignment  (4000 words) 100%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Assignment  (4000 words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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