Innovation in Professional Development

The aim of the module is to allow participants to evaluate current personal and professional development within the context of their professional role. It seeks to progress and enhance critically reflective skills through linking theory with practice, and developing informed strategies to support own and others’ professional development and learning within the workplace. Drawing from contemporary adult learning theories, the module will address the challenges of professional learning in multiple contexts, and the need to think more critically (and creatively) in supporting learner development.


The module adopts a blended learning approach comprising 12 sessions. Students attend for ½day at the beginning of the module and again at the end of the learning and teaching period for the optional final day. All other learning and teaching will be hosted by evening webinars and daytime face to face (F2F) sessions. F2F sessions will be recorded on Panopto, the University of Birmingham’s video platform and published on the integrated virtual learning environment ‘Canvas’. Therefore distance learners will have access to locally taught sessions, at a time to suit them, without the need to come into the University; resident students will have the option to attend.

Other support will be available through the on line webinars, discussion groups and individual tutorials.

Module Dates

Thursday 20 09 2018 F2F (3:00pm-5:00pm)

Thursday 04 10 2018 Webinar (8:00pm-9:00pm)

Wednesday 10 10 2018 F2F/Panopto (2:00pm-4:00pm)

Thursday 18 10 2018 Webinar (8:00pm-9:00pm)

Wednesday 24 10 2018 F2F/Panopto (9:00am-11:00am)

Thursday 25 10 2108 Webinar (8:00pm-9:00pm)

Tuesday 06 11 2018 F2F/Panopto (9:00am-11:00am)

Tuesday 13 11 2018 F2F/Panopto (9:00am-11:00am)

Thursday 22 11 2018 Webinar (8:00pm-9:00pm)

Wednesday 29 11 2018 F2F/Panopto (9:00am-11:00am)

Wednesday 05 12 2018 Webinar (8:00pm-9:00pm)

Wednesday 12 12 2018 F2F (optional) (9:00am-3:00pm)