Teaching and Learning in Schools (Module 25575)

This module will introduce you 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. 

It will provide an introduction to key government policies where relevant as well as encourage you 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.      

Outcome

By the end of this module you should be able to:

  • Think critically about the purpose and function of schools.
  • Develop an understanding of the issues that impact upon teaching and learning in schools.
  • Engage critically with the research literature on areas related to teaching and learning in schools.
  • Have an understanding of the curriculum context ‘formal and informal’ for teaching and learning in schools.
  • Have and understanding of the pedagogical approaches used in teaching and learning in schools.
  • Have and understanding of the ways that assessment can contribute to teaching and learning in schools.

Module Lead

Simon Asquith

Contact time

Lectures (20 hours), Seminars (10 hours), External visits (9 hours), Guided independent study (160 hours)

Assessment

500 word essay plan with attendant annoted proposed bibliography (10%), 3,500 word essay (90%). 

Programmes associated with this module