Pre-requisites: None

Aims/Description: This module supports participants to develop the skills and confidence to become a credible, authentic and collegiate teacher. Participants attend a transdisciplinary Workshop Week engaging in peer supported learning, collegiate observation and feedback, critical reflection on practice and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. A range of strategies, methods, tools and working practices are introduced through experiential learning that participants then explore and experiment with in their own learning and teaching context. Participants produce a set of artefacts to evidence their learning which can contribute to an application for recognition against Descriptor 2 of the UKPSF via LTPRS Personal Pathway.

Restrictions on availability: Participants will normally hold a degree level qualification (or equivalent) in their subject or area of expertise and be a member of University staff who teach and/or support learning.

Staff Contact: Rachel Bovill
Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Independent Study,
Assessment: Production of a set of artefacts (up to 3,000 words total) indicatively: 1. Teaching Observations and associated reflections in light of engagement with literature (1,500 words) 2. Developing Personal Teaching Philosophy (500 words) 3. 2x Examples of Practice (500 words each) Successful completion of both elements of the assessment required for module completion on a pass/fail basis. ILO1-4 The portfolio-approach means the balance across the assignments may vary learner-by-learner.

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