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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM902: Creating Effective Learning in Higher Education

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (1 weeks), term 2 (1 weeks) and term 3 (1 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Sarah Dyer (Lecturer)





Available via distance learning


This module is for academics and academic-related professionals who teach or support learning, and/or undertake research or scholarship in a research-intensive university. Drawing on research about effective teaching, learning and assessment in higher education (HE) contexts, together we will explore, critically and creatively, a range of ways in which we can enable students in our research-led university to learn effectively. Examining the values and practices of a changing higher education sector, we will focus on a range of research-informed themes, including: how students learn; teaching methods; designing effective teaching sessions and modules; assessment and feedback; and the quality of the student experience within HE. You will work with colleagues to identify an area of your own practice which you would like to develop; this will become the focus for part of your individual assignment. Recent teaching experience within higher education in the UK (at least 100 hours within the past year, as confirmed with the Academic Development team upon registration) and current and/ or planned responsibilities in education (at least 100 hours in the coming year) at Exeter are pre-requisites for study.

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