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Programme and Module Handbook

Postgraduate Programme and Module Handbook 2007-2008 (archived)

Module EDUC40030: Teaching and Learning in the Curriculum

Department: Education

EDUC40030: Teaching and Learning in the Curriculum

Type Open Level 4 Credits 30 Availability Available in 2007/08 Module Cap
Tied to X9K907
Tied to X5K207
Tied to X5K307
Tied to X7K214
Tied to X6K114
Tied to X9KC14


  • None


  • None

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None.


  • A critical understanding of the models of teaching and learning and their theoretical underpinnings.


  • Research evidence in classroom strategies for effective teaching an learning.
  • The teacher as reflective practitioner; detailed contextualisation.
  • Teaching for understanding.
  • Creative dimensions of teaching and learning.
  • The teacher as active researcher; various theoretical models.

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
Subject-specific Skills:
  • By the end of the module, students wil be able to:
  • Critically approach issues related to teaching and learning.Identify key issues;
  • Examine links between theory and practice;
  • Interrogate research evidence related to effective practice;
  • Show insight into influences on teaching and learning;
  • Explore creative dimensions of teaching and learning.
Key Skills:
  • Through their essays students will demonstrate the ability to:
  • undertake a search and synthetic review of research literature,
  • summarise and critique research-based literatures;
  • communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, to an advanced level;
  • learn independently.

Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

  • An intensive programme of lectures, seminars, practical explorations and tutorials.

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Lectures 10 1 10
Seminars 10 2 20
Preparation & Reading 270
Total 300

Summative Assessment

Component: Assignment Component Weighting: 100%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Assignment 5,000 words 100%

Formative Assessment:

Preliminary summary and outline of the assignment above, with additional critical bibliography to indicate reading undertaken.

Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University