15 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: BMS6009 - Students and the Learning Environment (Semester 1)

Aims/Description: This module focuses on curriculum design. Participants attend a series of half day workshops engaging in peer supported learning and collegial dialogue to explore key themes in Higher Education, the development of programmes, module design and relationship to the programme, assessment and feedback. These themes build on those explored in the previous module (Students and the Learning Environment), which focussed on the individual's immediate sphere of practice with their learners.

Staff Contact: ROBSON LOUISE
Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Independent Study, Workshops (13.5) Final Teaching Observation (2) Peer Led Communities of Learning (3)
Assessment: Production of a set of artefacts indicatively: A critical analysis of programme development materials in relation to practice, e.g. programme spec, E1 forms incorporating reference to literature (1,500 words). Reflective piece of written work on development of the individual┐s teaching philosophy (800 words) based upon a teaching observation and in depth discussion with a module tutor to further develop critical thinking

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