Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at Winchester equips you to develop as a motivational and inspirational teacher who is well equipped to understand the needs of the learners you work with. We specialise in evidenced-based pedagogy and student engagement, alongside the belief that effective practice with assessment and feedback should be at the heart of education.
You do not need to be in a teaching role to take this course. It is suitable for existing lecturers and a diversity of academic role profiles including aspiring lecturers as well as industry specialists who wish to develop a portfolio in teaching.
The modules are designed to offer you the opportunity to experience new pedagogies and technologies. They include Engaging Students in Learning, Curriculum Design in Higher Education: Theory and Practice, Technology Enhanced Learning, and Practitioner Research. There is also a final dissertation project.
The programme is delivered via a range of group settings allowing you to capitalise on your current and/or prior experience within higher education, and to learn from the group. The importance of evidence-based practice is acknowledged, but not at the expense of creativity and innovation. Throughout the programme, you are encouraged to relate your learning and experiences back to your role as an educator to enhance the quality of your interactions with the students you work with.
The programme is built on the University’s foundations of research excellence in learning and teaching. Our aim is to prepare you and help you to further develop your knowledge and skills as you pursue a successful career in the higher education sector.
Higher Education Academy (HEA) Associate Fellow or HEA Fellow Recognition
The programme aims to prepare and further develop individuals striving for a successful career in the higher education sector.
UK, EU, World
Teaching takes place: Wednesday afternoons
The modules are designed to offer individuals the opportunity to experience new pedagogies and technologies. The programme is delivered via a range of group settings allowing students to capitalise on their current and/or prior experience within higher education, and to learn from the group.
The importance of evidence-based practice is acknowledged, but not at the expense of creativity and innovation. Throughout the programme, students are encouraged to relate their learning and experiences back to their roles as educators to enhance the quality of their interactions with the students they work with.
King Alfred or West Downs, University of Winchester
The programme structure allows for innovative assessment practices to be adopted and our inclusive assessment strategy deploys a variety of methods for assessment including portfolios, blogging, conferences, e-portfolios and reflective essays. Timely, relevant and helpful feedback is paramount to our assessment practice and aims to foster motivation and develop the individual's capacity for self-assessment.
Our validated courses may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances.
We ensure all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used on the course you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day or Open Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.
We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.
For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures.
Visit the Learning and Teaching in Higher Education - MA page on the University of Winchester website for more details!