Module title: Learning, Teaching and Assessment Practice in Higher Education

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 60.00
ECTS credit value: 30

Module code: EDU11160
Module leader: Julia Fotheringham
School Department of Learning, Teaching & Enhancement
Subject area group: Learning and Teaching Enhancement
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 1, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Julia Fotheringham
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The PG Cert TLAP is a work based programme and your day to day tasks associated with teaching, learning and assessment comprise a fundamental part of your learning and achievement of the Learning Outcomes. Key to understanding the LTA approach and its alignment with the learning outcomes is appreciating that the three thematic areas can be studied in any order maximising the potential for flexibility around your needs and priorities. During the preparation of each of the three parts of your Learning Contract, you will identify opportunities for developing short critically reflective pieces of writing (known as patches) which are based on your day to day work-based activities, drawing from the literature and the LTA activities in the Module and mapped to each of the Learning Outcomes (LO1 – 9).

In each of the thematic areas you will be expected to participate in a range of online activities. There are two workshops associated with each of the thematic areas. You have the opportunity to attend each of these either online or face to face. Your choice of mode of attendance will depend on your preference for mode of delivery and your availability. Recordings of online workshops will be made available for your future reference.

Face to face participation in the Module is not mandatory, but we will expect you to meet your PDT in person at the start of the programme to agree your Learning Contract. If that is not possible, arrangements will be made for you to meet online in Skype or in the Virtual Classroom.
Independent Learning is at the heart of successful engagement in the PG Cert LTAP. Thematic Leaders will identify readings and web resources which you can access from Moodle and you will be expected to read widely to support your learning and develop your practice.


Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Other Work based learning 150
Online Practical classes and workshops 200
Face To Face Project Supervision 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 230
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Learning Log 10 Choose 3 LOs 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Learning Log 10 further 3 LOs 30 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Learning Log 10 remaining 3LOs 44 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Project - Written 70 All 44 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, Blended,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Julia Fotheringham
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The PG Cert TLAP is a work based programme and your day to day tasks associated with teaching, learning and assessment comprise a fundamental part of your learning and achievement of the Learning Outcomes. Key to understanding the LTA approach and its alignment with the learning outcomes is appreciating that the three thematic areas can be studied in any order maximising the potential for flexibility around your needs and priorities. During the preparation of each of the three parts of your Learning Contract, you will identify opportunities for developing short critically reflective pieces of writing (known as patches) which are based on your day to day work-based activities, drawing from the literature and the LTA activities in the Module and mapped to each of the Learning Outcomes (LO1 – 9).

In each of the thematic areas you will be expected to participate in a range of online activities. There are two workshops associated with each of the thematic areas. You have the opportunity to attend each of these either online or face to face. Your choice of mode of attendance will depend on your preference for mode of delivery and your availability. Recordings of online workshops will be made available for your future reference.

Face to face participation in the Module is not mandatory, but we will expect you to meet your PDT in person at the start of the programme to agree your Learning Contract. If that is not possible, arrangements will be made for you to meet online in Skype or in the Virtual Classroom.


Formative Assessment:
There are four summative assessments; fulfilment of a learning contract on three occasions (end of each trimester) and a patchwork text comprising a minimum of 9 critically reflective patches together with a wrap-around reflection.

The Learning contract is agreed by you with your PDT. It negotiates the focus for your intended learning, the development of your practice and your patch creation, all aligned with UKPSF.

The patchwork text comprises a minimum of 9 critically reflective patches (500 – 700 words) addressing each of the learning outcomes and includes a narrative in respect of the appropriate dimensions of the UK PSF, together with a wrap-around reflection (2,500 – 3,000 words) drawing together the patches. The patchwork text is submitted together with a grid mapping each patch to its corresponding learning outcome and appropriate dimensions of the UKPSF and SEDA values and, as appropriate, the NMC, that is, the ‘Teacher’ Standard (NMC 2008) - see Programme outcome, A5.

A menu of suggested patches, mapped to the Learning Outcomes is provided in the Assignment Brief, but there is also scope, by agreement with your PDT to create additional or alternative patches which more closely reflect your work based activities and which can be mapped to the Module’s Learning Outcomes.


Summative Assessment:
Formative feedback/ forward is provided on the development of the Patchwork Text (patches and wrap around reflection). This will be led by your PDT and is scheduled at five points in the programme – at the mid points of Trimester 1, 2 and 3 and at the end of Trimester 1 and 2. You will have the opportunity to share your developing patches with your peers and to provide feedback to them on theirs.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Other Work based learning 150
Online Practical classes and workshops 200
Face To Face Project Supervision 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 230
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Learning Log 10 Choose 3 LOs 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Learning Log 10 Further 3 LOs 30 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Learning Log 10 remaining 3LOs 44 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Project - Written 70 All 44 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
EDU11160 Learning, Teaching and Assessment Practice in Higher Education