Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM902: Creating Effective Learning in Higher Education

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


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (1 weeks), term 2 (1 weeks) and term 3 (1 weeks)

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Available via distance learning


This module is for academics and academic-related professionals who teach or support learning, and/or undertake research/scholarship in a research-intensive university. Drawing on theoretical and empirical research about effective teaching and learning in higher education (HE) contexts, combined with your own professional experience (at least 100 hours of teaching and supporting learners throughout the duration of your programme), together we will explore, critically and creatively, a range of ways in which we can enable students in our research-led university to learn effectively. Examining the values and practices of a changing higher education sector, we will focus on a range of research-informed themes, including: how students learn; teaching methods; designing effective teaching sessions and modules; assessment and feedback; and the quality of the student experience within HE. You will work with colleagues to identify an area of your own teaching practice which you would like to develop; this will become the focus for the narrated PowerPoint portion of your teaching portfolio (summative assessment).

There are no pre-requisites, but it is intended that you would take this module alongside module EFPM900 (The Contemporary Academic in Context) as part of the Academic Professional Programme (Apprenticeship PGCert) or Academic Professional part-time pathway (PGCert).

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