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Teaching and Learning

In this unit (that is mandatory on the PgCert) you will encounter a range of theoretical, political and practical perspectives and apply them in your particular context.

Before the unit you will be asked to:

  • Read an academic paper and consider two or three questions in preparation for a discussion with peers.
  • Prepare a 200 word paragraph about your teaching practice and what you hope to gain from the course.

During the unit you will:

  • Attend regular sessions (including lectures, seminars and group tutorials) where you will share your experiences and generate ideas through structured activities such as discussion and microteaching
  • Keep an online journal where you respond to an academic resource on a specified learning and teaching topic every two to three weeks
  • Complete three teaching observations. Those employed in a student facing role will be observed twice and will observe a peer once
  • Evaluate your teaching practice and plan for ongoing development

For more information download the Teaching and Learning Unit Descriptor (PDF 121KB).