An Introduction to Teaching, Learning and Assessment - (15 credits)

This module aims to introduce the student to the role of a teacher, their influence in educational settings, the local community, and the economy. Consideration will be given to the professional skills and standards required to fulfil a teaching role effectively. The module will examine how the responsibilities of a teacher have evolved from simply delivering lessons and imparting knowledge to a more holistic and learner-centered classroom collaboration. This is in part due to extraneous factors such as improved understanding of pedagogy, enhancements in technology and the growing expectations that learners will not just gain a qualification and grades but also learn the skills required to contribute effectively to the wider economy and society in general.