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.
310 Mathematics: Numeracy and the Learners module focuses on factors influencing maths teaching and learning. It will give you the opportunity to explore and analyse these factors, both from a theoretical perspective, and also with consideration to your own learners and their maths histories. You will evaluate the impact of different teaching, learning and assessment strategies on your learners, and will also investigate ways of empowering your learners through meaningful, useful and inclusive numeracy learning.
Semester 2 Modules (Level 7)
401 Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training module offers the opportunity to 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.
421 Mathematics: Improving Mathematical Knowledge, Understanding and Practice module will provide you with an understanding of the theories and principles of mathematics teaching and learning in post compulsory education, and to apply these theories in principles to your own practice to improve and enhance mathematics learning and progression.