- Dr Alan R Dowler (Director - Learning and Development Unit - Cardiff University)
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Assignment 1 - Essay 3000 word essay.||60%|
|Semester Assessment||Assignment 2 - Lesson plan 1000 word detailed lesson plan.||20%|
|Semester Assessment||Assignment 3 - Evaluation 400 word microteaching and evaluation.||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Assignment 1 - Essay 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||Assignment 2 - Lesson plan 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 a new lesson plan.||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Assignment 3 - Evaluation 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 a new teaching session and evaluation.||20%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Critically analyse significant theories of learning.
Evidence an ability to evaluate pedagogical and teaching theories and methods, and justify their selection and use.
Design, select and apply methods of session planning and assessment.
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.
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
|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 6