Curriculum Design and Development
This module provides a basis for understanding pedagogy concerning the curriculum, theoretical approaches and classroom practice. The module provides the knowledge, skills and understanding for teachers to recognise and respond to the needs of learners, schools and other stakeholders in the design and development of an effective curriculum.
You will explore a range of educational theories and research, which they will critically analyse and evaluate with pedagogic principles and practice. You will be expected to engage in the active synthesis of theory and practice.
Through this research-based module, you will be challenged to engage critically with appropriate academic reading and research findings and synthesise their studies with a negotiated area of education related to their setting.
You will be encouraged to develop an analytical approach to understanding the nature of research methods and approaches and to assess their relevance to professional practice.
Assessment will be provided through formative online tasks such as a written proposal relating to the subject of your enquiry.
This module will develop your understanding of the relevance of ethical educational research and theory to school contexts and a teacher’s professional integrity. The module will provide a platform for exploring your inquiry within your own professional context whilst equipping you with the professional and academic skill set to apply the research-informed practice in your own classrooms effectively.
This module focuses on critical debate and discussion exploring inclusion from various perspectives, including attitudes, policy, and practice, to serve all learners’ needs in classrooms best today. Ensuring all learners achieve good outcomes is complex. This module offers a range of opportunities to explore the concept of ‘inclusive practice’, relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, second language learners, children from a range of socio-economic backgrounds and the associated educational interventions designed to support learners with any exceptionality.
Consideration of strategies to reduce potential barriers to success, whilst promoting participation in the classroom, allows discourse around learning in diverse educational settings.
Innovative 21st Century Teaching
The use of information technology is growing rapidly in education institutions locally, nationally and globally through a wealth of innovative tools and services that engage learners and educators in the learning process.