Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM288: Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Aims

This module aims to enable you to improve your professional practice and think creatively about a range of aspects of learning and teaching in Higher Education, as these relate to your specialist role and subject area. It encourages you to make connections between your own experience, the experience of others, and some of the learning and teaching theories that have been developed by researchers and practitioners. Through the exploration of relevant scholarship and educational research, you will also locate and evaluate your practice within current institutional, national and international contexts.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Evaluate critically your education practice and identify possible solutions to enhance it in the following areas of activity covered in the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning in Higher Education: designing and planning learning activities and/or programmes of study; teaching and/or supporting learning; assessing and providing feedback to learners; developing effective learning environments and approaches to student support and guidance; engaging in continuing professional development in subjects/disciplines and their pedagogy, incorporating research, scholarship, and the evaluation of professional practice.
2. Employ self, peer, and student evaluation to analyse your practice, your professional values, and your future development needs in the context of a research-inspired environment, and consider your future professional development needs.
3. Demonstrate a systematic,comprehensive and/or conceptual understanding, interpretation and application of key theoretical and research-based debates about learning, teaching, student support, assessment and evaluation in higher education to your professional practice.
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Engage critically and analytically with education-related literature and the pedagogical literature relating to different disciplines, citing and using references appropriately.
5. Show critical awareness of the diversity of educational cultures that can be found within UK higher education, and demonstrate an understanding of how these are shaped by external forces and can, in turn, impact on the wider world outside HE institutions.
Personal and Key Skills6. Construct organised, structured, critically reflective, and analytic writing, expressing ideas and opinions with confidence and clarity.
7. Prepare, select, and organise material to produce a coherent portfolio reflecting important issues, interests, and learning needs.
8. Use personal reflection to analyse your professional values and your actions.
9. Design and plan a written assignment that communicates clearly and persuasively.