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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Education

Unit aim

Introduces students to different ways of teaching and learning through observations of professional practice. Students develop an understanding of pedagogical frameworks and learning theories in education that inform professional standards, principles, and priorities. The unit emphases critical observations of practice for differentiation and diversity,  interdisciplinarity, behaviour support, assessment and feedback

Unit content

Module 1. Standards, Principles and Priorities: The elements that guide teaching and learning in practice 
 
Module 2. Theories and Frameworks: The ideas and organisation behind teaching and learning in practice  
 
Module 3. Lessons, Activities and Learning Experiences: Planning for teaching and learning in practice 
 
Module 4. Assessment and Feedback: Evaluating the impact of teaching and learning in practice 
 
Module 5. Learning Environments and Behaviour Support: Creating a quality environment for teaching and learning in practice 
 
Module 6. Observing Teaching and Learning in Practice 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 identify and illustrate key theories and frameworks for teaching and learning in practice
2 identify and illustrate key standards, principles and priorities for teaching and learning in practice
3 recognise and reflect on ways of teaching and learning in lessons and activities in practice, including assessment and feedback
4 recognise and reflect on ways of teaching and learning through observations of learning environments and behaviour support

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify and illustrate key theories and frameworks for teaching and learning in practice
  2. identify and illustrate key standards, principles and priorities for teaching and learning in practice
  3. recognise and reflect on ways of teaching and learning in lessons and activities in practice, including assessment and feedback
  4. recognise and reflect on ways of teaching and learning through observations of learning environments and behaviour support

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.