Module title: Effective Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Contexts [Singapore]

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NMS11705
Module leader: Susan Key
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery and Child Health
Prerequisites

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

2019/0, Trimester 1, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Susan Key
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
This module employs a mixture of methods and media in blended mode. Students undertake independent study based on a blend of module handbooks, Moodle resources and exploration of research literature (LO1 & LO5). They engage in interactive group workshops exploring themes collaboratively with peers, online (LO2, LO3, LO5). They also develop through reflection feedback on their own practices (LO3, LO4, LO5) and by undertaking a small-scale piece of research (LO1, LO2). They additionally engage in individual and interactive online activities on a variety of themes (LO1, LO2, LO3, LO5).

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
Employability is central to this module as it has a strong practical and cognitive focus on the ongoing development of professional practice and confidence for the HE sector. PDP is provided through the strongly reflective and discursive focus of the tutorials, group workshops, online activities and assessments. Academic literacies will be developed through guided engagement with the literature and detailed developmental feedback on writing, with the opportunity to receive peer feedback on drafts.


Formative Assessment:
Assessment (formative or summative)
The module is assessed through
Portfolio Submission 1: (40%) Exploring Contexts (week 6):

o 1000-word reflective essay on learning and teaching role or completion of Academic Induction (LO5)
o 1000-word report on a small-scale research project investigating student learning styles (LO1, LO2)
o Session plan and reflection based on self, peer or student feedback (LO4, LO5).

Formative as detailed feedback provided based on assessment criteria; students asked to reflect on impact on practices and future assessments.

Portfolio Submission B: (60%) Developing Practices (deadline week 13):

o Session plan, observed session & reflection (500 words) on the basis of feedback (LO4, LO5).
o 500-word discussion of range of learning and teaching materials produced (LO1, LO6)
o 2000-word critique of a module descriptor or equivalent (LO1, LO3).

Students also receive detailed feedback on this submission, which they can apply to their practice and subsequent modules on the programme.


Summative Assessment:
Assessment (formative or summative)
The module is assessed through
Portfolio Submission 1: (40%) Exploring Contexts (week 6):

o 1000-word reflective essay on learning and teaching role or completion of Academic Induction (LO5)
o 1000-word report on a small-scale research project investigating student learning styles (LO1, LO2)
o Session plan and reflection based on self, peer or student feedback (LO4, LO5).

Formative as detailed feedback provided based on assessment criteria; students asked to reflect on impact on practices and future assessments.

Portfolio Submission B: (60%) Developing Practices (deadline week 13):

o Session plan, observed session & reflection (500 words) on the basis of feedback (LO4, LO5).
o 500-word discussion of range of learning and teaching materials produced (LO1, LO6)
o 2000-word critique of a module descriptor or equivalent (LO1, LO3).

Students also receive detailed feedback on this submission, which they can apply to their practice and subsequent modules on the programme.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 15
Independent Learning Guided independent study 60
Online Groupwork (Independent Study) 25
Other Work based learning 100
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 40 1,2,4,5 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Portfolio 60 1,3,4,5,6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Current issues in Higher Education, Critical engagement with the research literature, Models of learning styles and motivation, Constructive alignment and educational design, Learning aims and outcomes, Session planning, Learning and teaching methods and media, Classroom practice, reflection, observation and feedback, Roles and teamwork.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically engage with literature and research in the field of Higher Education
LO2: Critically explore the application of models of learning styles to own learning and teaching context
LO3: Critique curriculum design with reference to constructive alignment
LO4: Demonstrate appropriate judgement in the planning and execution of learning and teaching provision
LO5: Critically reflect on own role and practices,referring to learning and teaching methods and media
LO6: Evaluate the suitability of a range of learning and teaching methods and media to own context

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