Module Information

Module Identifier
EDM2420
Module Title
Exploring Pedagogies
Academic Year
2022/2023
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Critical Reflection  Critical reflection on the implementation of an innovative teaching intervention with student evidence of effectiveness/impact 4000 Words  100%
Supplementary Assessment Critical Reflection  Critical reflection on the implementation of an innovative teaching intervention with student evidence of effectiveness/impact 4000 Words  100%

Learning Outcomes

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

Explore multiple perspectives and international debates around the key pedagogical principles that underpin effective learning and teaching across different education settings and contexts.

Critically evaluate theories of learning to inform pedagogical practices and to evaluate those that are most effective to achieve a broad range of learner outcomes.

Enable students to extend, deepen, evaluate and, where appropriate, to apply their knowledge of pedagogical theory and research to their own professional settings and contexts.

Engage students in a critical assessment of the major international research developments in the fields of learning and pedagogy to inform their professional practice

Brief description

This module explores multiple perspectives and international debates around the pedagogical principles which underpin effective learning and teaching within different education settings and contexts. Students will critically evaluate theories of learning and will examine the pedagogical approaches considered to be the most effective to achieve a broad range of learner outcomes. The module is designed to enable students to extend, deepen, evaluate and apply their knowledge of pedagogical theory and research to their own professional settings and contexts. The module will enable students to develop ethically informed approaches to pedagogical practice and it will support their enquiry into various forms of pedagogical practice.

Aims

1.To explore multiple perspectives and international debates around the key pedagogical principles that underpin effective learning and teaching across different education settings and contexts.

2.To critically evaluate theories of learning to inform pedagogical practices and to evaluate those that are most effective to achieve a broad range of learner outcomes.

3.To enable students to extend, deepen, evaluate and, where appropriate, to apply their knowledge of pedagogical theory and research to their own professional settings and contexts.

4. To engage students in a critical assessment of the major international research developments in the fields of learning and pedagogy to inform their professional practice

Content

  • International debates around key pedagogical principles that underpin effective learning and teaching in different education settings and contexts.
  • Theories of learning that inform pedagogical practices and contemporary perspectives on learning theory
  • Pedagogical theory and research in professional settings and contexts.
  • International research developments in the fields of learning and pedagogy
  • Definitions of pedagogy; consideration of subject/domain-specific pedagogies and the relationship between specific and general pedagogies.
  • Engagement with international literature on subject knowledge and Pedagogic Content Knowledge (PCK) for teaching and learning at different levels and with specific groups of learners.
  • Consideration of the role of Welsh language pedagogy across the curriculum and throughout the entire learning continuum.
  • Shared pedagogy of practice; whole-school approaches to improving teaching and learning.
  • Systems of tracking and monitoring, including the evaluation of the progress of the learners, looking at potential barriers to learning including the effects of personal and social wellbeing; gender; the recognition of vulnerable groups of children; an exploration of evidence-based practice related to poverty and attainment.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
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.
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.
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.
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
Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7