Module Information

Module Identifier
EDM2020
Module Title
Pedagogy and Practice
Academic Year
2022/2023
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Structured reflection and presentation  4000 Words  100%
Supplementary Assessment Structured reflection and presentation  4000 Words  100%

Learning Outcomes

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

Critically explore effective teaching and key pedagogical concepts, models and theories.

Critically appraise contemporary pedagogical knowledge and key learning theories.

Evaluate, select and apply appropriate learning and teaching strategies to specific learning situations.

Interpret and act upon a range of data about learning and learners.

Reflect upon their own pedagogic practices and the future teaching opportunities within their professional contexts.

Brief description

This module focuses on the critical exploration of effective teaching and will explore key pedagogical concepts, models and theories. The module will offer contemporary pedagogical knowledge and will relate key learning theories to professional practice. It will enable students to evaluate, select and apply the appropriate learning and teaching strategies to specific learning situations. It will equip them to analyse and interpret a range of data about learning and learners. The module will support participants to reflect purposefully on their own pedagogic practices and the future teaching opportunities within their professional contexts.

Aims

1. Enable students to analyse and evaluate their own pedagogic practices and wider professional skills

2. Critically review research evidence on philosophies, key theories, models of practice as they relate to pedagogy.

3. Explore the relationship between theory, policy and practice in relation to professional and pedagogical practice.

4. Promote the development of knowledge, understanding and pedagogical skills suitable for their own context;

5. Enable students to critically reflect on key pedagogical strategies that will inform their own pedagogic practices and future teaching opportunities within their professional contexts

Content

  • Exploration of the term ‘pedagogy’ and how it is understood internationally.
  • Current policy, research and theory that underpins pedagogy and professional practice.
  • Application of different pedagogic strategies to engage and motivate diverse learners.
  • Exploring the impact of the learning environment on inclusive classroom practice to support student learning and motivation
  • The factors that impact on learner engagement and learner attainment in literacy, numeracy, digital competence, Welsh and wider skills
  • Integrating new technologies to transform pedagogy and learner experiences
  • New approaches to assessment, evaluation, curriculum planning and pedagogical practices.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Adaptability and resilience Continue to advance their knowledge and understanding, and to develop new skills to a high level. All module content is intended to challenge students to reconsider what they think they know, to adopt critical mindsets and to be ready to adapt what they do, in light of the new knowledge and understanding they encounter during the module.
Creative Problem Solving Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level.
Critical and analytical thinking Students will be introduced to, and expected to engage critically with, the core literature, evidence and techniques for enquiry in relation to the module topic. This is in order to demonstrate the appropriate application of research and scholarship in their own practice and their critical evaluation of the same, in order to arrive at an ever-deeper understanding of the topic as it applies to professionals.
Real world sense And holders will have the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring: - the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility - decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations - the independent learning ability required
Subject Specific Skills A systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of their academic discipline, field of study or area of professional practice.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7