Pedagogy & Practice in Education







15 Weeks


Part time - 30 Credit



Course leader

Judy Moore


in partnership with MDX Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowThis module focuses on the key aspects of module and programme design, including the importance of educational methodologies and assessment systems in promoting and supporting learning. This module will explore strategies to engage students in a variety of contexts as well as assessment strategies and the theories that underpin such approaches. You will also learn curriculum design to promote inclusive learning. 

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 develop knowledge in curriculum design and constructive alignment in inclusive practice.

Knowledge (understanding):

  1. Critically analyse legal, ethical and professional issues in education.
  2. Critically analyse contemporary educational theory and curricula design

Skills (competenceis):

  1. Propose solutions to problems using theory to underpin the rationale
  2. Critically apply a range of assessment methods to support educational methodologies
  3. Critically evaluate the implementation of educational programmes within own area of work


  • Curriculum models
  • Programme aims and outcomes
  • Inclusive practice
  • Quality Assurance in education
  • Regulation and legislation in education
  • Monitoring and evaluation


The students will undertake 300 hours of independent and facilitated learning over one semester of 15 weeks.

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 the module students will be expected to maintain a reflective learning blog. This will enable the students to develop their skills by reflecting on their learning within the module and in relation to programme design within the organisational context, contributing to the preparation of their summative assessment.

There will be embedded sessions to address the expectations of studying at Masters 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:
A reflective learning blog

Task 1:
A critical analysis of a curricula design (3000 words) (LO 1&2 knowledge)
50% of total module mark

Task 2:
Option1: An evaluative reflection presented in an audio PowerPoint presentation on the implementation of an education programme (equivalent 3000 words) (LO 1&2 skills)

Option 2: A written evaluative reflection on the implementation of an education programme (3000 words) (LO 1&2 skills)

50% of the total module mark

Entry requirements

Students accessing this programme will normally hold a relevant first degree (2:2 or above). Consideration will be given to applicants who have extensive experience and can demonstrate that they have the equivalent 'graduate level' skills by virtue of this experience. These individuals will be able to seek alternative entry through the accreditation of prior learning process. International students must demonstrate competence in English language through IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components) or equivalent.

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. 


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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