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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course is designed to expand participants’ sense of their wider learning and teaching activities through examining critical issues that are facing higher education currently. The course explores the wider corporate, political and social contexts in which higher education operates, introducing participants to some of the latest research and thinking on learning and teaching. An underpinning principle of the course is to develop participants’ ability to formulate pedagogic enquiry to evaluate learning and teaching activities, and lay foundations for participation in education research. This course is aligned with the UK Professional Standards Framework for Learning & Teaching in H.E.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second 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

Research-teaching linkages. Frontiers of technology: implications for learning & teaching. Political contexts of higher education. Ownership of learning Communities of scholarship Re-examining theories of learning

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 Workshop during University weeks 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35

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

1x3000 word project report (50%), 1x3000 word report (50%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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