Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Effective Teaching for Effective Learning 1 Level 5
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  60%
Semester Assessment Session Plan, Microteach, Evaluation  (2000 words + Microteach)  40%
Supplementary Assessment Essay  3000 word assignment. All failed elements of the assessments must be re-taken if the student’s average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40%. This will require new questions.  60%
Supplementary Assessment Session Plan, Microteach, Evaluation  (2000 words + Microteach)  40%

Learning Outcomes

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

Critically analyse significant theories of learning

Evidence an ability to apply pedagogical and teaching theories and methods, and justify their selection and use.

Identify, select and apply methods of session planning and assessment.

Brief description

This is a core module on the PCET scheme where you will be introduced to key theories relating to teaching and learning. The understanding of how people learn will enable you to reflect upon your own practice, develop strategies and ideas based upon your understanding of learning and apply these in the context of your own teaching. You will consider how learners are different and how you should adapt your teaching methods to suit the needs of a variety of learners. The key elements for effective planning will be considered in order to ensure that your teaching is effective and useful and you will also consider how you assess the success of your teaching – how will you know that your learners have made progress. This is a vital module in the development of effective learning and teaching.


Each unit will comprise of two hours combination of lectures and seminars.
Unit 1 - Theories of learning
Unit 2 - What is pedagogy?
Unit 3 – Teaching which is structured, varied, motivating and interactive
Unit 4 - Planning and preparing effective lessons which are challenging and relevant to all learners
Unit 5 - Differentiation and Critically analysing learners
Unit 6 - Introduction to assessment
Unit 7 - Assessment for learning and for teaching
Unit 8 - Embedding skills, (including literacy, numeracy, digital literacy and employability)
Unit 9 - Managing and monitoring performance
Unit 10 - Behaviour management strategies

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Statistical reports may be considered and data to support arguments may be analysed.
Communication This will be developed both in seminar discussions and in preparation for the assessments
Improving own Learning and Performance Assessment for learning will be incorporated into many sessions to allow learners to reflect on their own performance and to develop strategies to improve.
Information Technology All assignments will be word processes and students will be required to utilize IT resources in the research of their assignments.
Personal Development and Career planning Reflection activities during seminars will be used to encourage personal development. The evaluation of microteaching will be assessed.
Problem solving There will be a requirement to understand and apply relevant theoretical concepts to own practice and to learning and teaching contexts.
Research skills This will be developed throughout the module but particularly in regards to the research necessary in the assessments
Subject Specific Skills Students will develop skills in regards to teaching, planning, assessing and professional practice.
Team work Seminar activities will involve group work.


This module is at CQFW Level 5