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Course content

This course has a strong student-centred focus. This is reflected both in the curriculum content but also in the tailored approach to your studies that you will take as a student on the programme. You will develop a personal learning journey, with the support of your tutor, suited to your career stage and practice context. This approach will allow you to select the topics that you would like to study and to create a programme that meets your own professional development needs.

How you will be taught

The course is delivered by blended learning to local students and fully online to those studying at a distance. Distance learners will be supported in identifying and learning from opportunities local to them as part of their learning journey on the programme. Programme materials, resources and structured activities will be available through the University’s virtual learning environment, My Dundee, and students will be supported in developing an online portfolio for their assessment materials using a social media platform relevant to their practice context. Opportunities for discussion, sharing and learning with peers will also form part of the programme and each module will provide an opportunity for peer review of practice.

How you will be assessed

Associate Module

Facilitating Learning assessment patch (500 words)
Developing and Evaluating Your Teaching assessment patch (500 words)
Assessment and Feedback assessment patch (500 words)
Fourth Topic Unit choice assessment patch (500 words)
Peer review of teaching commentary patch (500 words)

Final reflexive commentary assessment patch considering the ways in which you have enhanced your practice through study, learning and assessment on the module (1,000 words)

Fellowship Module 1

Topic Unit assessment patch (500 words)
Topic Unit assessment patch (500 words)
Topic Unit assessment patch (500 words)
Topic Unit assessment patch (500 words)
Peer review of teaching commentary patch (500 words)

Final reflexive commentary assessment patch considering the ways in which you have extended your practice through study, learning and assessment on the module (1,000 words) (1,000 words)

Fellowship Module 2

Topic Unit assessment patch (500 words)
Topic Unit assessment patch (500 words)
Topic Unit assessment patch (500 words)
Topic Unit assessment patch (500 words)
Peer review of teaching commentary patch (500 words)

Final reflexive commentary assessment patch considering the ways in which you have empowered your practice through study, learning and assessment on the module (1,000 words)

What you will study

You will work with a tutor to develop your personal learning journey through the programme. The course is structured as three modules, each based on the standards required by the UKPSF (2011):

The Associate Module
The Fellowship Module part 1
The Fellowship Module part 2

Each module comprises four Topic Units which provide the curriculum content, and you can choose the Topic Units which best meet the needs of your career stage and practice context. The first module – the Associate Module – is the core module and as such it has partly defined content of three Topic Units:

Facilitating Learning
Developing and Evaluating your Teaching
Assessment and Feedback

plus

a fourth Topic Unit from the list of options.

You then choose your Topic Units for the following two modules – the Fellowship Modules 1 & 2 – to complete your individualised programme. The currently available Topic Units are as follows:

The Flexible Learner (defined content for The Associate Module)
Developing and Evaluating your Teaching (defined content for The Associate Module
Assessment and Feedback (defined content for The Associate Module)
Inter-Professional Learning
Internationalising the Curriculum
Developing as a Supervisor
Leadership in Learning & Teaching
Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL)
Collaborative Working
Nursing & Midwifery option
Negotiated Study

The Negotiated Study Topic Unit can take the form of:

a project on an agreed topic
a reflective commentary based on experiential learning drawn from engagement with continuing professional development activities
a paper prepared for submission to a teaching & learning journal.

You can also ‘double up’ on a Topic Unit to allow for more in-depth study.

Employability

As a graduate of the programme you will have gained a valuable Masters level qualification that is increasingly viewed as an essential requirement for university staff who teach and/ or support learning. Additionally, you will have gained professional recognition as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy which is also increasingly seen as a requirement in the higher education sector both in the UK and internationally.

Visit the Academic Practice In Higher Education PG Cert page on the University of Dundee website for more details!

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