Teaching and Learning in Schools

Module 25575

School of Education

This module introduces students to key, whole school and sector issues that impact upon teaching and learning in schools. The module has curriculum, pedagogy and the role of assessment as key cross-cutting ‘strands’ and includes inputs on the early years, the primary phase, the secondary phase, 14-19 education and vocational education, sex and relationships education, behaviour for learning, assessment approaches, subject literacy and creativity, SEN/D, character education, equality issues, and online learning and changing contexts.  The module provides an introduction to key government policies where relevant as well as encouraging students to think critically about current strategies to raise standards and close achievement gaps.  The module includes two observation visits to schools to allow for consideration and discussion of key themes within the module from the context of observed ‘real-world’ teaching and learning in schools.      

Module Lead

Simon Asquith


One 300 word essay and one 2700 word essay (100%)

Contact time

Lectures (20 hours), Seminars (20 hours)

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