The course has broad aims and learning outcomes related to good practice and professionalism in teaching and learning in Higher Education, which align with the areas of activity expressed in Descriptor 1 of the HEA framework. These areas of activity are indicated in brackets below.
- A broad conceptual and practical understanding of the nature of learning in Higher Education, based on relevant educational theory.
- Skills and competencies in the planning, delivery and evaluation of teaching and learning activities.
- Open and positive attitudes towards continuing professional development.
- An understanding of how educational and disciplinary literature can inform your academic and professional development.
By the end of the programme you should be able to:
- Plan and deliver teaching sessions informed by relevant principles of teaching and learning. (A1, A2, A4, K1, K2, K3, K4, V1, V2, V3)
- Demonstrate how your academic and teaching practice can be informed by relevant educational and disciplinary research. (A1, A2, A5, K2, K3, K5, V3, V4)
- Demonstrate appropriate application of the principles of inclusive education. (A1, A2, A3, A4, K1, K2, K3, V1, V2)
- Exercise initiative, professional responsibility and informed judgement in response to the range of situations encountered in your academic and professional role. (A1, A2, A3, K2, K3, K5, V3)
- Evaluate your practice in response to your own reflections and analysis, feedback from students and colleagues, and relevant educational and disciplinary research. (A1, A2, A5, K2, K3, K5, V3, V4)
- Review, plan and undertake actions relating to the continuing development of your own teaching and learning practice. (A5, K1, K2, K3, K5, V3)
Throughout the programme you will be expected to demonstrate clear and effective written and oral communication skills.