This course is designed to support learners to adopt an inquiry-based approach to exploring challenges in teaching and learning in higher education. Participants will examine their pedagogy, practice and develop practical and practice skills to take into their learning environment. Learners will investigate aspects of teaching and learning that are particularly relevant to their role as professional educators, inclusive of programme development, delivery and assessment. Providing opportunities to combine and cement educator's expert knowledge with the professional competencies and skills for teaching and learning in higher education.
Students have the unique opportunity to complete the Universal Design for Learning Digital Badge which is embedded in the content and assessment components of this module. Micro-credentials, or digital badges, offer students recognition for contributions made during their studies. ATU facilitates this digital badge and students that undertake the module will be issued with the digital badge from the National Forum for Enhancement in Teaching & Learning (NFETL).
Key Course Information
Study Hours - Whether you are studying part-time online, blended or full-time online, it is very important that you allocate enough study time to your online course to stay focused, reduce stress and achieve your goals. For part-time online or blended learning, it is recommended that you should try to allow 5-6 hours per week per 5 credit module to your studies.
Most online courses typically involve 3 x 5 credit modules per semester which leads to an average of 15 – 18 study hours per week. Our online courses have about 3 hours of live lectures per week (but this can vary per programme). The rest of your study time consists of independent learning, communicating with your lecturers and classmates and carrying out assignments.
Live Lectures - Normally take place between 6pm and 10pm, Monday to Thursday, but this may vary depending on the availability of specific lecturers. If the Live Classroom scheduled times for the live online lectures do not suit you, recordings will be made available through Moodle. Please note, you may be required to take some time off work for the below:
Workshops/Practical Classes - Approximately 2 - 4 days per year depending on the course you are studying. You will receive notification of the dates from your lecturer for each specific subject requirement.
Application Closing Date : 18th August 2023
Honours degree (Level 8), with evidence of a 2:2 or higher.
The programme is intended for those currently engaged with teaching, tutoring or training groups of students/participants in the University and could, therefore, review their courses/ programmes and look for evidence of student learning. The minimum academic entry requirement is an undergraduate degree or equivalent.
For Professional Staff - As an integral component of assessments involves inclusive improvements that are captured within the feedback process, the applicants Head of Department must identify an academic for participant to link with to access students. This form must be signed by the HoD and included with the Support to Study form.
The programme is offered free of charge to ATU staff.
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