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Course Overview

This course allows you to explore theory and practice relevant to learning and teaching. It addresses the planning, implementation, assessment and evaluation of learning and encourages you to engage with a variety of perspectives to inform your own professional development.  It draws on a cyclical process of reflection on practice, in practice and for action, and encourages you to draw on reflective dialogue, peer review and learner feedback to enhance your practice. The supported use of a range of technologies throughout the course will also enhance your digital practice.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Yvonne Bain

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Education (ED) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

  • Assessment
  • Communication and Relationships
  • Curriculum
  • Evaluation
  • Facilitator
  • Learning Activities and Resources
  • Learning Environment
  • Learning Theories
  • Planning for inclusive practice
Current academic discourse relevant to curriculum, learning, teaching and assessment.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed


Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


1st attempt: Continuous Assessment by means of a digital professional portfolio with the inclusion of:

1.     Evidence of addressing a professional challenge (25%):

a.     Critically review and evaluate a lesson designed to address a personal challenge, which will be peer observed ;

b.     Peer-observe a colleague’s teaching and offer constructive feedback,

c.     Provide a reflective commentary (of no more than 1500 words) of addressing the professional challenge, including personal learning

2.     Evidence of addressing the professional standards for Scotland’s Lecturers for assessment and engagement with quality standards (25%)

a.     Engage in a critical conversation with a tutor about own practice

b.     Short critical reflective written commentary on using assessment to improve learning and engaging with quality assurance (1500 words)

3.     Evidence of Professional Practice (25%)

a.       Higher education tutor report

b.       Co-tutor / college report

c.        Teaching experience agreement

4.       Evidence of identifying professional development needs (25%)

a.       Critical evaluation of personal and professional strengths and development needs as highlighted across the portfolio (no more than 1500 words)

A (minimum) pass is required in each of the four sections for the course to be awarded an overall (minimum) pass.

Resit: one further resit opportunity will be permitted for any part not judged to be at least ‘pass’, subject to meeting the conditions for post-graduate taught ‘conversion’ courses.

Formative Assessment




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