AC7109 - Foundations of Teaching and Learning in Practice

What will I learn on this module?

The module will focus on the development of expertise in leading educational practice for a variety of learners, supervisors, assessors and the wider workforce within a professional context. As a student on this module, you will engage in work based inter-professional learning, teaching and development opportunities with a range of learners and educational partners to support and advance professional education in practice. Campus based sessions will critically explore and apply a range of teaching and learning theories and strategies and will be supported by directed, group and e-learning activities. This will include use of Blackboard Ultra, the Modules e-Learning Platform (eLP), to access Panopto (lecture capture recordings) and video activities as well as the use of a range of online learning and teaching technologies and applications as directed by the Module Team. Peer, tutor, supervisor and/ or mentor formative feedback will support individual development. Summative assessment will require verification of the achievement of educational standards in practice and the submission of a critically reflective account of your development as an educationalist and your impact on teaching and learning in practice.

Subject areas you will study include:

Context of learning, specialist practice, interprofessional learning, policy drivers
Designing, planning, implementing and evaluating a range of evidence based learning experiences and curricula for learners, supervisors, assessors, mentors and the wider workforce.
Applying and critiquing teaching and learning theory and practice.
Learning and teaching strategies, working with individuals, leading and facilitating small and large groups.
Formative and summative assessment, assessment of and for learning.
Constructive feedback, feed-forward.
Analysis of complex information, judgements and decision-making, challenges for professional education.
Developing professional supervisory relationships.
Professional codes/educational standards, accountability
Leading and developing practice education, higher education and practice partnerships.
Maintaining and enhancing quality in educational practice.

How will I learn on this module?

The module team aim for this to be an interactive, interesting and motivating learning experience, which will help you towards confident and competent leadership of education in your practice area. To support this you will engage in interactive and social learning opportunities through research seminars, peer review, group and individual tutorials as well as e-learning activities via Blackboard Ultra the Modules e-Learning Platform (eLP) for example Panopto as well as utilising a range of other online learning and teaching technologies and applications such as ‘Go Soapbox’. This will support and drive your learning towards your assessments.
Over the course of the module you will work in partnership with your practice supervisor to identify opportunities for you to apply and integrate learning to support your journey towards the development of others and achievement of competence in practice. Your progress will be supported by your supervisor and assessed in practice, by your practice supervisor/assessor/mentor.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be allocated an academic tutor to support you in your development and achievement of the module assessment requirements and help you to integrate your knowledge and application of teaching and learning in practice within your formative and summatively assessed work. Submission of a draft plan of your written critical account, through Blackboard Ultra/Turnitin, will allow feedback discussion within a small group tutorial. This will then be followed an individual tutorial to support the development of your learning and teaching experiences log as well offering further direction for your critically reflective account.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at:
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team –

What will I be expected to achieve?

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

Knowledge & Understanding:

1. Appraise the evidence base to develop, implement and critically evaluate learning, teaching and assessment activities for a range of learners at and beyond initial registration.
2. Evaluate the complexity of factors that impact on learning and professional development and consider strategies to address these.

Intellectual / Professional Skills & Abilities:
3. Critically apply professional and educational standards and values in the practice education process.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

4. Critique your professional role in leading and contributing to the development and enhancement of educational practice.

How will I be assessed?

Formative Assessment: Will include:

• Self-assessment (MLO 4).
• Peer teaching assessments & teaching plans (MLO 1 & 4).
• Peer review of academic writing (MLO 2 & 4).
• Teaching practice (MLO 3 & 4).
• Formative feedback to support academic writing will be offered via electronic submission of Part 1 of the Summative Assessment through Turn-it-In (MLO 2 & 4).

Summative Assessment: This preparation will then support the summative assessment processes which include:

1) Part 1 will require submission of a 2,500 word critically reflective account of your development as an educationalist, drawing on the learning outcomes for the module (MLO 2, 4). Submission and feedback will be undertaken electronically via Blackboard Ultra through a Turnitin portal.

2) Part 2 will require you to demonstrate verification of a range of educational practice via a log/demonstration of teaching utilising practice and HEI settings, learning and assessment experiences and achievement of competency statements (MLO 1, 3). Submission and feedback will be undertaken electronically via Blackboard Ultra through a Turnitin portal.

You must be successful in all components to pass this module.





Module abstract

Are you leading practice education of specialist practitioners or the development of supervisors, assessors and mentors in clinical practice and not sure where to start? This module will help you to develop your knowledge and skills in developing learning and teaching strategies and education programmes to support the development of health professionals. You will engage in authentic, interactive and motivating experiences, which will help you to acquire the knowledge and skills required to lead the development of education in professional practice. You will utilise a range of technologies such as videos and online applications to support your learning via Blackboard Ultra the Modules e-Learning Platform (eLP) as well as working in partnership with your academic tutor, practice supervisor and assessors to help you to begin your education journey with a strong foundation. The module will draw on the tutor’s research expertise in assessing teaching observations and this will support your assessments and feedback. Our module has received excellent feedback from students who have said this has facilitated career development as clinical educators.

Course info

Credits 20

Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 3 years part-time

Department Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Location Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2024

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