|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Critically reflect and identify issues and opportunities where you can improve student learning (D2.2, D2.3, D2.5, D2.6; A5, K5, K6, V1-4).
2. Carry out an action research project based on a change in your teaching (teaching intervention) (D2.1, D2.2, D2.4; A1-5, K1-6).
3. Critically evaluate the effectiveness of the teaching interventions (D2.4,D2.5; K5, K6, V4).
4. Carry out teaching practice in accordance with professional values as outlined in the UKPSF (D2.3, D2.4; V1-4).
The learning outcomes are mapped to the UK Professional Standards Framework as indicated by the codes in curved brackets. See https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/ukpsf for a full description of the framework.
PDM0530 builds on the foundation established in PDM0430 to enable you to apply educational theory to develop your teaching practice. Through action research, you will assess your students’ needs, plan changes to your teaching based on sound pedagogical principles, and evaluate the impact of those changes on students. As with PDM0530, reflective practice is used throughout the module to help you deepen your understanding of how students learn and develop your teaching practice.
This module is mapped against the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF). Upon completion of this module, Aberystwyth University staff are awarded Fellow status in the Higher Education Academy (AdvanceHE).
18 hours attendance at CPD events covering additional aspects of educational theory and practice (AU or external)
Participation in action learning sets (small groups for peer support) with other participants
Coaching sessions with your mentor
Consultations with the PGCTHE course team to conduct a CPD needs analysis and develop your practice (recommended for all, required for participants who have not taken PDM0430 due to accredited prior learning)
Non-assessed teaching observation by the course team (available to all, required for participants who have not taken PDM0430 due to accredited prior learning)
Assessed presentation of one action research project
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Depending on the nature of their action research projects, they may have the opportunity to collect and analyse quantitative data, but this is optional, not a requirement.|
|Communication||Written skills are developed through the action research projects and reflective narrative. Verbal and visual communication skills are developed through the presentation. All of these are assessed.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Reflective practice is used to improve participants’ own learning and performance. This is developed through consultations and the written assessments.|
|Information Technology||Participants develop information technology knowledge through CPD sessions and reading in the pedagogical literature. They are expected to address K4 (The use and value of appropriate learning technologies) in their assessed reflective narrative and the action research projects.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||CPD forms the heart of the two modules in the PGCTHE and is required. Participants reflect on what they have learned from CPD in their assessed reflective narrative.|
|Problem solving||The action research projects are based on identifying and solving a teaching problem.|
|Research skills||Participants are expected to identify useful articles and books for relevant topics in the action research projects and reflective narrative, evaluate and critique the sources, and then synthesise what they have learned into a coherent arguments.|
|Subject Specific Skills|
|Team work||Team work is developed to some extent in small-group activities during induction and in some of the CPD sessions. It is not assessed in this module.|
This module is at CQFW Level 7