The course assumes that learning is best when it is active, when it incorporates experience and when it can be shared and supported through collaboration. The workshops and discussions will be based around the experiential learning cycle.
This course is work-based and the course is structured to take participants through the process of auditing their practice against each modules outcomes and values, planning to address these via the formative assessments and participant's role in teaching/ other roles in supporting students' learning.
Critical reflection plays a key role throughout the course and participants are encouraged to become a reflective practitioner, where they will explore the scholarship of learning and teaching in HE; synthesise, explain, make sense of and ultimately develop meaning from, their teaching experiences.
The module encourages peer learning and the formative assessments and study sessions provide opportunities for peer feedback and discussion. The study sessions in particular will combine inputs from colleagues across the institution and various workshop activities.
Blackboard will be used to provide module information and an online forum for discussion.