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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course is designed to enable participants to begin to link educational practice, evidence and theory in order to design, deliver and evaluate courses and programmes for both undergraduates and taught postgraduates. It encourages participants to experiment with, and take a critical, scholarly stance on, different approaches to learning, teaching and assessment. Course workshops are designed to facilitate participants’ engagement with pedagogical literature, to challenge current approaches to teaching and to encourage planning for their further professional development in the learning and teaching arena.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Darren Comber

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

Course design and planning (assessment, resourcing, learning systems, evaluation) Reflective practice. Assessment: principles, practice and alternative approaches. Approaches to teaching in H.E. Online tutoring: participation in an online learning session, critical reflection on the process in the light of participants’ own teaching. Theories of learning: introduction to the main schools of thought; critical reflection on their use in candidates’ own teaching. Peer observation of teaching by a colleague from a different discipline.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 7 - 11, 15, 17, 19

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1 x 2000 word reflective report: (33%) and 1 x 4000 word course planning report (67%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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