This module will focus on examining various aspects of teaching and learning and how they relate to theory, research and your own practice. In this module you will examine a range of concepts and theories from education, sociology and psychology that describe how children, adolescents and adults learn and study. You will also examine research on different approaches to teaching and learning, factors that influence them, and implications for practice.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Compare and contrast theoretical approaches for teaching and implications for practice.
- Analyse and evaluate examples of recent developments in teaching and learning.
- Appraise the relationship between pedagogy and assessment.
- Reflect on your own teaching practice
- Critically discuss theories of learning, and their relationship to teaching.
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
This module is taught entirely online. A typical 'lesson' would include:
- Lectures - delivered live via the university's web conferencing system (Adobe Connect) or as pre-prepared videos
- Lecture notes - written by the module tutors
- Selected readings - from the prescribed core texts
- Written tasks - submitted via private blogs or discussion forums
- Online activities - such as quizzes and tests
- Individual and Group tutorials - via Skype (individual) or Adobe Connect (groups)
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||18|
|Practical classes and workshops||6|
|Wider reading or practice||50|
|Completion of assessment task||60|
|Total study time||200|
Resources & Reading list
Extra Reading. During each lesson you will be directed to related readings from other textbooks and journal articles to enhance and extend your understanding of the topics under discussion. All of these resources will be available electronically via the University's library.
Muijs, D., & Reynolds, D. (2010). Effective Teaching: Evidence and Practice. (Core Textbook). Sage.
Moore, A. (2012). Teaching and Learning: Pedagogy, Curriculum and Culture. (Core Textbook). Routledge.
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.
Repeat type: Internal & External