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Advanced teaching practice development ( 12 points, SCA Band 0, 0.250 EFTSL)


Leader: Dr Geoff White

Clayton Full year 2006 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit will give participants the opportunity to integrate their knowledge of educational theory, assessment and evaluation while developing, with constructive feedback, educational initiatives that individuals can justify as most appropriate in their own educational role, e.g. new ways of bedside-teaching, lecture delivery, initiating small group work, redeveloping an examination or assessment package.

Objectives: On successful completion of this unit, participants will be equipped to: 1. complete a reflective analysis of their educational practice in a specific context. 2. review own practice in light of the educational literature in the field. 3. identify and describe an educational initiative related to the participant's own practice, through critical analysis of course documentation, course evaluation, or through student feedback or assessment data. 4. design and evaluate a new, or modify an existing course or educational programme based on current educational theory. 5. critique and frame appropriate feedback on educational innovations and proposals for change. 6. create a report based on the initiative to address all elements of the curriculum innovation.

Assessment: Course/programme design (2500 - 3000 wds) 40% + Written report (3000-3500 wds) 40% + Teaching portfolio 20%

Off-campus attendance requirements: Regular meetings with supervisor