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Having successfully completed this module, you will have demonstrated the ability to:
1. Develop a teaching philosophy that is informed by current research and educational theory.
2. Undertake a peer observation and critically appraise ones’ own teaching practice.
3. Analyse a range of appropriate teaching materials and methods that prompt critical and creative thinking.
4. Demonstrate an ability to promote inclusive teaching strategies informed by an understanding of students’ diverse learning needs.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles and practices
6. Articulate a clear alignment between learning outcomes, teaching methods and assessment regimes of a module or other coherent set of learning activities.
7. Create a fledgling teaching practice portfolio integrating relevant materials to demonstrate and support your teaching and learning approaches.
The first session will place an emphasis on appraising one’s teaching practice, with a focus on the role of Academic Reflective Practice (Evidence arising including: Teaching Philosophies/statements, Teaching Portfolio structure).
The second session will focus on the practice of peer observation. Investigating teaching approaches/methodologies (Evidence arising including: Peer observations, action research, session and activity designs etc.) and Universal Design for Learning principles.
The third session will place an emphasis on the practicalities of teaching and assessment practice. Looking to aligning your teaching, learning and assessment practice (Evidence arising including student centred assessment and feedback strategies, Student Evaluations etc.).
A group tutorial session will run for one-to-one and small group portfolio development support.
The forth session will focus on undertaking a review of the scholarship of teaching and learning in relation to ones own portfolio development. Emphasis may be placed on the nature of critical commentaries and the literature to support these. (Evidence arising including: critical commentaries, literature reviews, etc.)
The fifth session will provide an opportunity to share in-progress portfolio work and continued peer review opportunities.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Portfolio: Candidates will undertake an observation, compile evidence of teaching practice, reflect on Universal Design for Learning principles and produce critical reflective commentaries.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Pass/Fail Grade Scale||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities
There will be a series of in session activities to discuss and review with peers and faculty - these shall lead to online formative submissions that may elicit additional feedback and guidance to the individual and/or group. There will be an opportunity to review and gather feedback on the final assignment prior to submission.
|Dr Sheena Hyland||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Geraldine O'Neill||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Leigh Wolf||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|