Education for Practice module (PN50144)

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Module code


SCQF Level 11 (Masters Degree)
30 credits ( 15 ECTS)
300 hours of study

Available:  January

Target Audience

Health and social care practitioners who are focused on developing their knowledge and skills in education.

Mode of Delivery

This module is delivered both face to face and distance learning.

The module is intended to be interactive and supportive, allowing you the opportunity to share ideas, knowledge and experience and to discuss and debate professional education – for Distance Learning students this will be facilitated online, using synchronous and asynchronous approaches. It is anticipated that this approach will foster active learning among the student group. By offering a formative assessment that it aligns well with the summative assessment, you will be afforded opportunities to test out their learning activity or teaching tool with their peers and utilise formative feedback to inform their summative submission.

Module Aims

This module aims to develop your knowledge, skills and values in relation to professional education. It also aims to support you to develop a critical understanding of educational theories and concepts, and how they can be applied in different contexts and cultures, with different student groups.

Module Overview

On completing this module, you will be able to:

  • demonstrate a critical understanding of the policy and trends in education within different professional contexts
  • critically appraise and reflect on a range of educational theories and approaches and their application with different learning environments
  • critically evaluate a range of assessment and feedback methods demonstrating how these can be selected and applied in different professional contexts
  • critically review innovative teaching approaches, identifying the contexts in which they could be usefully applied
  • demonstrate critical awareness of the process of designing, planning and implementing learning activities and teaching tools, taking account of the learning context and available resources

Assessment Strategy

The summative assessment takes the form of an extended teaching plan:

For face-to-face delivery and distance learning (online) delivery your summative assessment submissions consist of three parts:

  1. background and rationale for the learning activity or teaching tool, including the chosen educational approach (1000 words)
  2. teaching plan (using a template provided by the module team) – students will be directed to include details of the aim, intended learning outcomes, a timeline of the session, required resources, practical considerations and evaluation
  3. materials to be delivered – students will need to present the materials required to deliver the learning activity or teaching tool; the exact contents will be determined by the particular educational approach being proposed. Where possible, these materials should be submitted via Turnitin (for example, PowerPoint, handouts). However, it may not be possible to submit some materials via Turnitin (for example, Podcasts, vodcasts); in this instance, the student will be directed to seek specific guidance from the module leader at least a week before the final submission date.

The extended teaching plan submitted as the summative assessment is the only assessed piece of work for the module and, therefore, constitutes your final grade for the module.

Module eligibility requirements

Registered nurse with a first degree

Module Contact

For further information, please contact the School of Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534