This module explores the theory of education related to teaching practice and enables the student to develop their competence and confidence in teaching, learning and assessment strategies within the practice setting. The student will have the opportunity to explore and examine concepts related to organisational theory, social psychology and role theory, and how they apply this to their educational identity as a Practice Teacher. The student will also be encouraged to examine their teaching and assessing role, build upon their experience and try new creative strategies. Portfolio activities, critical incident analysis, reflective patchwork text and action learning sets will provide fertile ground for the student to enhance their understanding of self as a teacher.
On successful completion of the module students will be able to: • Critically explore and examine theories of student learning and teaching relevant to their practice. • Develop and critically analyse effective learning environments. • Critically analyse a range of learning, teaching and assessment methods. • Evaluate and produce reliable and valid methods of assessment. • Critically analyse their role in supporting students. • Evaluate evidence based practice and use research material for teaching students. • Evaluate and develop effective professional and inter-professional working relationships. • Demonstrate and evaluate the ability to lead in both practice and education.