This module will explore some key features of teaching and learning in schools. We will engage with a range of concepts, thinkers, practitioners and classroom practice via the VLE and sessions.
Module will run
Semester 1 2023-24
To introduce students to key psychological ideas that have been applied to teaching and learning in schools.
Module learning outcomes
Understand and be able to critically reflect upon key ideas regarding teaching and learning in schools
Understand how these ideas provide a framework to consider and evaluate teaching and learning
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.
Overview of our course:
Introduction: fundamental concepts of education
Purposes of education and approaches to learning
Lesson planning and assessment
Diversity, equality and social justice in schools
Teaching skills and Teacher CPD
Teacher-pupil relationships and pupil misbehaviour
Dialogic teaching and learning
Research rich practice
Special assessment rules
Students will receive written feedback on their summative assessments. The feedback is returned to students in line with university policy. Please check the Guide to Assessment, Standards, Marking and Feedback for more information.
Kyriacou, C. (2018). Essential Teaching Skills (5th edn). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Hattie, J. (2012). Visible Learning For Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning. Routledge