In this module students will explore the fundamentals of teaching and learning at work. They will examine learning theories, theories of assessment, evaluate teaching methods and identify and evaluate appropriate educational resources. They will explore the context of professional development and key policy areas that effect how this takes place in practice. This module is taught
at M level.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Promote equality diversity and inclusion
- Plan learning which meets individual learners' and whole group needs.
- Evaluate the implications of a range of learning theories on your own professional practice.
- Monitor and assess learners using appropriate assessment methods to measure learning and to evaluate achievement accurately and negotiate plans of action
- Evaluate a policy area within professional development and explore the implications of this for you and your organisation.
- Illustrate how curricula documents inform the planning of your sessions and programme
- Evaluating your own professional practice with regard to individual and group learning sessions.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of effective communication techniques and interpersonal skills whilst facilitating coaching and support for learners.
- Demonstrate your ability to develop, plan and manage the learning process using an appropriate range of inclusive teaching and learning strategies.
- Demonstrate and explain ways to challenge discriminatory behaviours where they occur in the learning environment.
- Appreciate the current professional standards in teaching and how they impact upon your own development
- Provide formative and summative feedback to learners
The syllabus covers the theories associated with good teaching and learning and how they can be interpreted in the classroom. Students will also research and evaluate a particular policy area and how it impacts upon their learners and their organisation.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Trainees will receive formal lessons on a range of learning and assessment theory. They will develop their research methods prior to examining a specialist policy area that relates to professional practice.
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Gravells, A (2011). Preparing to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Exeter: Learning Matters, SAGE.
Fry, H et al (2014). Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Enhancing Academic Practice.
Clarke, A (2011). How to use technology effectively in Post Compulsory Education. London: Routledge.
Hendrick, C & Macpherson, R (2017). What does this look like in the classroom?. Woodbridge: John Catt.
Duckworth, A (2017). The Power of Passion & Perseverance. London: Vermillian.
Armitage, A et al. (2012). Teaching and Training in Life-long Learning. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Aubrey, K & Riley, A. (2017). Understanding & Using Educational Theories. London: Sage.
Fairclough, M (2008). Supporting Learners in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Summative assessment. Module must be passed for successful completion of the programme
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