Semester 1 Modules (Level 6)
301 Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training module will run through the first stage of your programme and it will introduce you to the key roles and responsibilities of a tutor. Lesson planning, inclusive classroom teaching skills and assessment practice form key parts of this module. Teaching practice and observed and assessed teaching for the first stage of the course are attached to this module too. In your taught sessions on the course you will develop knowledge which you will then apply within your teaching practice.
303 Theories, Principles and Models in Education and Training module will explore a wide range of learning theories, further developing your awareness of the theoretical concepts underpinning learning. You will be encouraged to research extensively, analysing the values underpinning different pedagogic approaches and to consider the impact of different policy initiatives. You will be expected to experiment with different approaches in your teaching to gain a deeper understanding which will allow you to evaluate, justify/challenge received opinion in relation to your own teaching and learning. You will then analyse the impact of the application of the new knowledge on your own practice.
307 English: Literacy, ESOL and the Learners module will provide you with an understanding of key issues relating to language change, language variety, the relationship between language and social processes and the use of English as a medium for learning. As part of the module, you will also consider factors which influence literacy and language acquisition, learning and use. You will relate this context to your teaching practice by analysing a learner’s spoken and written English and by producing a case study presentation on a learner which explores factors which have affected that learner’s language and literacy learning and acquisition.
Semester 2 Modules (Level 7)
401 Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training module will further develop your theoretical understanding and practice related to teaching, learning and assessment. This module builds on learning from the level 6 'Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training' module and focuses on deepening knowledge and application of theory, identification of personal pedagogical principles, development and design of resources and utilisation of technologies.
403 Wider Professional Practice in Education and Training module will begin to explore wider elements of the role of a tutor, centred around two themes: professionalism and quality assurance/ quality improvement. You will also explore the impact of policy and stakeholders on curriculum and on aspects of tutors’ practice.
422 English: Literacy and ESOL Theories and Frameworks module will provide you with an understanding of literacy and ESOL theories and frameworks. You will consider theories and principles relating to language acquisition and learning, theories and principles relating to literacy and ESOL learning and development and how language can be described and analysed. You will also consider the processes involved in the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills for literacy and ESOL learners.
409 English: Literacy and ESOL Learning and Teaching module will enable you to provide inclusive literacy and ESOL teaching and learning. You will consider how to plan and deliver inclusive literacy and ESOL teaching and learning, how to liaise with others to promote the inclusion of literacy and ESOL in learning programmes, the use of specialist approaches and tools in assessment, and how to communicate effectively with literacy and ESOL learners.