How long does it
1 to 2 years (600 nominal student study hours)
What modules do I have to study?
standard 20-credit modules at level 7 (part-credit may be given for substantial
previous experience or qualifications):
- Delivering a high quality learning experience (SD4012)
- Designing effective learning and assessment experiences
- Researching and
disseminating pedagogic practice (SD4014)
What is my attendance
150 study hours are designated as face to face contact hours. These include:
whole day inputs as shown in the timetable overleaf
action learning set meetings with your colleagues
time with your mentor and module tutors
You will also be
expected to complete independent and collaborative study activities, and
e-portfolio / Virtual Learning Environment task.
Is the Programme offered
in a flexible mode?
The Programme can be offered in flexible delivery
pattern combining face-to-face taught sessions with synchronous and
asynchronous distance learning study options, which includes fully online
seminars, virtual office hours and distance supervision and support. Please
contact Dr Panos Vlachopoulos for more information.
How is the Programme
is through an e-portfolio from which these items are presented:
SD4012: An assignment
related to the residential and away-day programmes; an activity related to
VLE-based teaching and assessment; a critical incident report linking
literature and theory to practice; a record of three observed teaching /
student support sessions with plans, rationale and critical reflection.
SD4013: Design and
evaluation of a module or short course; a record of effective assessment
design, delivery and feedback practice; a record of a minimum of 20 hours of
‘independent study’ activity; a concluding report reflecting on the
applications of issues and concepts encountered for own practices / contexts.
SD4014: Initial research proposal
including ethical approval evidence; interim project report at half-way stage; and
a final research paper of about 4,000 words.
What are the key
books to read?
key texts will be supplied to internal participants:
- SD4012 - Biggs, J. and Tang. C. (2007) Teaching for Quality Learning at University.
3rd ed. Open University Press / SRHE.
- SD4013 - Fry, H.,
Ketteridge, S. and Marshall, S. (Eds) (2008) Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Enhancing
Academic Practice. 3rd ed. Oxon: Routledge.
- SD4014 - Cohen, L., Mannion, L. & Morrison,
K. (2007) Research Methods in Education.
may wish to consider purchasing an additional text for each module.
- SD4012 Race, P. (2007) The Lecturer’s Toolkit: A Practical
Guide. 3rd ed. Abingdon:
- SD4013 Bloxham S and Boyd P
(2007) Developing Effective
Assessment in HE: A Practical guide: Maidenhead: The Open University
- SD4014 Cousin, G (2009) Researching Higher Education: An
Introduction to Contemporary Methods and Approaches Abingdon: RoutledgeFarmer
What is the cost of this
University bears the cost of this programme for its staff. This includes text
books, refreshments and accommodation.
For all other applicants, fees are payable at the
standard rate for a Postgraduate Certificate. Fee payments by individual module
may also bepossible.