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Postgraduate Module Descriptor


EFPM902: Creating Effective Learning in Higher Education

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Aims

In this module, we aim to enable you to find creative and research-informed ways of enhancing your academic and professional practice with respect to supporting student learning, underpinned by the dimensions of practice of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) for teaching and supporting learning and the Academic Professional Apprenticeship standard. We aim to help you to develop ways of engaging in teaching practice development and peer dialogue, so that you can participate in and develop supportive communities of practice amongst colleagues from across the University, including those in the module group, with a focus on sharing and improving teaching practices and enhancing the student experience. Through critical exploration of relevant education theory, recent developments in HE and University policy, and with respect to peer and student feedback, you will also locate and evaluate your professional practice within current institutional, political and social contexts whilst evidencing your practice explicitly against the areas of activity, core knowledge, and professional values of the UKPSF for teaching and supporting learning.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Apply and evaluate a range of high quality teaching, assessment, feedback and evaluation methods used in higher education to support learning and achievement.
2. Employ and adapt design and delivery methods to create effective learning environments, and support a range of learnersÂ’ needs, including inclusive, sustainable and collaborative teaching practices.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Analyse, synthesise and use critical thinking in the conduct of research and/or scholarship in teaching practice.
4. Explore innovative and collaborative approaches to undertaking your work to create interest, understanding and enthusiasm among your colleagues and students.
5. Use technological processes and digital technologies to develop and disseminate knowledge and understanding of subject disciplines.
Personal and Key Skills6. Implement the principles and methods of critically reflective practice and evidence-informed approaches to enhance your own professional development and academic practice as evidenced against the UKPSF for teaching and supporting learning.
7. Share ideas and evidence with students and peers, and collect evidence of the impact, quality and effectiveness of your work.
8. Commit to, and manage your own, continuing professional development (CPD) in your subject discipline and pedagogy, incorporating research, scholarship and professional practices.