The module will look at innovation in learning and teaching in the context of educational practice.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Design learning and teaching which fosters quality learning in HE/FE
- Reflect on your own professional practice and development striving to improve the effectiveness of your decisions and actions
- Design innovations in learning and teaching in HE/FE.
- Construct assessment procedures which foster quality learning in HE/FE.
- Implement learning and teaching strategies which foster quality learning in HE/FE.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of learning and teaching innovations in HE/FE.
- Implement innovations in learning and teaching in HE/FE.
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
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.
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
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.
Harasim, L. (2012). Learning Theory and Online Technologies. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
Vai, M., & Sosulski, K. (2011). Essentials of Online Course Design: A Standards-Based Guide.. Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group.
Conole, G., & Alevizou, P. (2010). A literature review of the use of Web 2.0 tools in Higher Education.
Carliner, S., & Shank, P. (Eds.). (2008). The E-Learning Handbook. Pfeiffer.
Selwyn, N. (2014). Distrusting Educational Technology: Critical Questions for Changing Times.
Salmon, G., Edirisingha, P., Mobbs, M., Mobbs, R., & Dennett, C. (2008). How to Create Podcasts for Education. Open University Press.
Salmon, G. (2011). E-Moderating: the Key to Teaching and Learning Online. Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group.
Derks, D., & Bakker, A. B. (Eds.). (2013). The Psychology of Digital Media at Work. Routledge: Psychology Press.
Garrison, D. R., & Vaughan, N. D. (2008). Blended Learning in Higher Education: Framework, Principles, and Guidelines. Jossey- Bass.
Selwyn, N. (2011). Education and Technology: Key Issues and Debates. Continuum.
Prensky, M. (2010). Teaching Digital Natives, Partnering for Real Learning:. Corvin, a SAGE Company.
Thomas, M. (Ed.). (2011). Deconstruction Digital Natives: Young People, Technology and the New Literacies. Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group.
Phillips, R., McNaught, C., & Kennedy, G. (2012). Evaluating E-Learning: Guiding Research and Practice. Routledge.
Ko, S., & Rossen, S. (2010). Teaching Online, A Practical Guide. Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group.
Pacansky-Brok, M. (2013). Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies. Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group.
Woollard, J. (2011). Psychology for the Classroom: E-Learning. Routledge.
The assessment for this module typically consists of a 3-5 minute podcast which presents and describes an innovation in teaching and learning practice which may normally be, but not necessarily, viewed as a video/audio abstract for the associated 3000 word critical essay.
Together they will identify, investigate and critically discuss an innovation in teaching and learning.
Both elements are marked as one single piece.
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.
Summative assessment description
|Podcast and Critical Essay||100%|
Referral assessment description
Repeat type: Internal & External