This module focuses on aspects of teaching and learning in schools.
Module will run
Autumn Term 2019-20
To introduce students to key psychological ideas that have been applied to teaching and learning in schools.
Module learning outcomes
Understand and able to critically reflect upon key psychological ideas regarding teaching and learning in schools.
Display awareness of theoretical frameworks and relevant research writings and findings regarding teaching and learning in schools.
Academic and graduate skills:
Able to critically analyse and communicate theoretical frameworks and research findings.
Aware of issues concerning the collection and interpretation of research data.
Able to identify relevant research literature.
Able to develop and make use of ICT skills.
Module Structure (week by week):
Week 2: Models of teaching.
Week 3: Effective teaching.
Week 4: Pupil learning.
Week 5: Learning activities.
Week 6: Pupil differences.
Week 7: Teaching skills.
Week 8: Teacher-pupil relationships.
Week 9: Pupil misbehaviour.
Week 10: School improvement.
% of module mark
Special assessment rules
% of module mark
You will receive feedback in a range of ways throughout this module. This will include oral feedback in class, responses to posts on the VLE discussion board and written comments on work. You will have the chance to obtain feedback on your writing during the module, and you will have a short one-to-one meeting with a module tutor to discuss assessments.
You will be provided physical written feedback on assignment report sheets as well as them being readily available on the VLE. Feedback in the department will take 4 to 6 weeks.
Kyriacou, C. (2018). Essential Teaching Skills (5th edn). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Long, M., Wood, C., Littleton, K., Passenger, T., & Sheehy, K. (2010). The psychology of education (2nd ed.). London: RoutledgeFalmer.
Woolfolk, A., Hughes, M., & Walkup, V. (2012). Psychology in education (2nd ed.). London: Pearson.