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Active Learning and Assessment L6

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Code

PGRA624

Start

13/09/2021

Duration

15 Weeks

Attendance

Part time - 30 Credit

Fees

£1,500

Course leader

Caroline Ogier

Overview

in partnership with MDX Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowThis module has been designed for students wishing to support learners and to develop their knowledge and skills in teaching and assessment. You will focus on how students learn and what can be done to help them do this effectively and efficiently, and how this aligns to the assessment process. You will examine your practice in relation to a range of ideas and practice drawn from different subject disciplines in the field of learning and teaching. This module is a stand-alone module for continued professional development.

This module is quality assured by Middlesex University and the student will receive a Middlesex University award on successful completion.

Course content

Module aims:
To provide the student with the opportunity to develop their expertise in teaching and assessing learners within their area of practice.

Knowledge (understanding):

  1. Analyse educational concepts and theories related to adult learning.
  2. Evaluate teaching and assessment methods for implementation in practice.

Skills (competencies):

  1. Devise and implement appropriate teaching and assessment methods for adult learners within own role.
  2. Analyse and reflect on the personal and professional development of self and adult learners

Syllabus:

  • How learners learn and learning theory
  • Principles and practice of assessment
  • Planning, preparing and facilitating learning
  • Evaluation and feedback
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in educational practice.

Teaching

The students will undertake 300 hours of independent and facilitated learning over one semester of 15 weeks. There will be shared learning with students undertaking this module at Level 7 although there will be opportunity for tutorials and specific teaching relevant to this level.

Our pedagogical approach, aligned to Universal Design for Learning (CAST 2018), is to offer a range of teaching and learning experience to enable deep learning and mastery of the subject. Using a blended learning multimedia approach, teaching content will be available using technology such as videos, narrated PowerPoints and podcasts through the Institute’s Learning Pod. Knowledge and understanding, as well as application to the student’s area of practice, will be developed through a range of teaching methods suited to the module content.

As part of the formative assessment of this module students will be expected to develop and present a proposed teaching plan. This will be peer reviewed and enable the students to develop their presentation skills, gain formative feedback to support their summative assessment and develop their written feedback skills.

There will be embedded sessions to address the expectations of studying at degree level for all students who are new to this level of study, which will also be available to continuing students, as well as access to additional optional study skills sessions, both online and workshop based.

Assessment methods:
Formative:
Peer reviewed presentation of a proposed teaching plan.

Summative:
Task 1:
An analysis of the educational concepts and theories underpinning the teaching and assessment implemented in practice (3000 words) (LO 1&2 Knowledge)
50% of the total module mark

Task 2:
Option1: An evaluative reflection presented in an audio PowerPoint presentation on the personal and professional development of self and the learner/s (equivalent 3000 words) (LO 1&2 skills)

Option 2: A written evaluative reflection on the personal and professional development of self and the learner/s (3000 words) (LO 1&2 skills)

50% of the total module mark

Entry requirements

Students undertaking level 6 modules would normally already have a Diploma in Higher Education and be working within a recognised profession. They must have support from their line manager, as the assessment processes require students to integrate their learning and assessment tasks with the development of practice. 

Students must be in a role where they are involved in teaching and assessing adult learners.

Fees and funding

Funding may be available for States of Guernsey employees. Please discuss with your manager

Careers

All modules can be taken as standalone modules but it is anticipated that they will form part of a postgraduate programme. 30 Level 6 credits can be taken into the Masters in Professional Practice

This module forms part of the PGCert Professional Education. This programme will prepare your to teach adults in a professional context. Students who complete this programme may go on to work in higher and further education or have a teaching role in a practice setting.

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