Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher and Professional Education - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] [Online] part-time
This programme is designed for those who already have experience and current employment in teaching and learning in higher or professional education.
It will help you to develop high quality teaching skills underpinned by relevant professional practice, scholarship and research skills. You will develop a critical, reflective and scholarly approach to teaching and supporting student learning.
- The programme is informed by the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (UKPSF) and may lead to professional recognition for certain course members.
What you will study
You will study one module:
Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education
By studying this module you will learn how to plan for effective and inclusive teaching and learning environments. You will study the theories, principles and application of teaching and learning strategies and explore action learning, enquiry and work-based learning, technology-enabled and reflective learning.
Additionally you will develop your knowledge of assessment, both of learning and for learning, with particular reference to the principles of validity, reliability, transparency, and professional accountability. You will also learn about providing feedback to learners and evaluating the effectiveness of teaching.
Learning and Assessment
You will study in workshops and action learning groups as well as undertaking some online study and communication. Assessment consists of a presentation on your findings from action learning to your peers, a profile of evidence produced from work based learning activities and critical reflection on the application of professional standards and teaching, learning and assessment theory.
You should demonstrate the following: that you have a significant role in teaching and/or facilitating learning; that you have access to a mentor for support, review and verification of evidence from practice; and that you are ready to undertake study at Masters Level (HE7) (for example, you will normally have successfully completed a first degree).
External applicants must also have the written support of their employing organisation.
Internal applicants must also have the written support of their Head of Department or Academic Subject Group Leader.
If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent).
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