Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Teaching Methodologies
Academic Year
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay linking theory and practice  (2,500 words)  50%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Pre-release examination  based on a case study.  50%
Supplementary Assessment Essay linking theory and practice  (2,500 words)  50%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Pre-release examination  based on a case study.  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Students will develop a critical understanding of the development of teaching methodologies.

Students will engage critically with theoretical perspectives informing methodology.

Students will critically examine specific educational contexts and the teaching methodologies employed.

Brief description

The module examines teaching methodologies initially from a historical perspective in order to explore their relationship to context. A range of global contexts will be examined to explore the ways in which social, political and historical contexts influence methodology.


The module will present a critical examination of teaching methodologies and their contexts.


Sessions may be a combination of lectures, seminars or workshops and will include the following topics:
Session 1. Teaching in time (methodologies up to 18th century in Europe).
Session 2. Education for the Industrial World (19th/20th century)
Session 3. Challenges to the Transmission Model
Session 4. Education for the Information Age (late 20th century)
Session 5. Current theoretical perspectives
Session 6/7 Global Contexts and Methodologies (influence of context on methodology)
Session 8/9 Innovative Methodologies (response of educators to context)
Session 10. Reading the future
Weeks 1-5 Exploration of context, methodologies making connections with current practice.
Weeks 6-9 Case studies of various contexts exploring the methodologies in use. Students will prepare and present case studies to the seminar in pairs or groups.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Elements of the case studies will require numeracy skills.
Communication Students will work in groups in seminars and will present their research to the rest of the group. Both assignments will be written.
Improving own Learning and Performance In the first part of the course, students will be encouraged to develop strengths and work on areas of development from previous modules. In the second part of the course, students will have the opportunity to self-assess on their case study work in preparation for the assessment.
Information Technology Accessing material through Blackboard and Primo. Use of presentation technology in seminars.
Personal Development and Career planning Enhanced understanding of global contexts. Awareness of teaching methodologies for those trainees planning a career in teaching.
Problem solving In the case study seminars and assessment students will consider the opportunities and limitation of various contexts and explore the potential of differing approaches to teaching.
Research skills In the first part of the module students will explore a range of methodologies in detail. In the second part, in order engage fully in the case study work students will need to carry out further research into background.
Subject Specific Skills Critical analysis of the impact of context on teaching methodologies and the effectiveness of those methods.
Team work Pair and group work in seminars.


This module is at CQFW Level 6