Continuing Professional Development

Learning, Teaching and Assessment

Overview

The details
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
HS950
30 credits
Level 7
11 October 2019
Colchester Campus

Please note this module may have multiple start dates and may run in more than one location.  Visit our CPD page to  view our module calendar which indicates all start dates, course locations, application deadlines and more information about how the modules are assessed.

This module enhances critical knowledge, skills and expertise of healthcare practitioners as educators, in both the facilitation and assessment of learning in practice and higher education settings.

You will learn about theories and philosophies of learning and explore contemporary thinking about assessment and feedback. You will consider how the critical and effective use of teaching, learning and assessment strategies enable learners engaged in professional development to gain the knowledge and skills required for professional practice.

This module fits well within our Medical and Clinical Education pathway at PG CertificatePG Diploma or Masters level.  It also fits well into our MA Professional Practice.

Learning outcomes

After this module you will be able to:

  1. Critically apply and reflection upon the strategies and methods used to facilitate learning experiences
  2. Critically evaluate learning theories, concepts and philosophies embedded in contemporary educational practices
  3. Critically apply and evaluate assessment processes that facilitate learning according to the principles of assessment
  4. Critically reflect on own experiences as an educator and critical evaluation of own educational practices and performance

Accreditation and professional recognition

Participants who hold a higher education teaching contract with the University of Essex may be eligible to gain Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) on successful completion of this module.

Participants who successfully complete this module (as well as HS951) and are employed as a General Practitioner (GP) in a registered GP Training Practice can qualify as GP trainers.

Our expert staff

This module is designed and delivered by Dr Chris Green, senior lecturer and researcher in health professions education. He leads the MSc in Medical and Clinical Education (MaCE) and is a Senior Fellow of AdvanceHE. Chris has published work on interprofessional education, evidence synthesis of educational research, curriculum and pedagogy.

What our participants say

"Completing MaCE has hugely benefitted my personal and professional development; I feel all involved in delivering education in the healthcare setting would benefit from either completing some of the modules or the complete programme.  Each module complemented each other, personally I was more engaged and receptive to classroom based learning and interaction. HS950 was well designed with good teaching strategies." (nurse education facilitator)

"I feel more confident in designing and planning learning activities and teaching.  I believe I have a greater understanding of the principles that underpin the marking practice and giving students feedback on written work, which has improved my confidence in this area." (nurse lecturer)

"The MaCE course introduced me to educational theory and developed my skills in critically analysing papers and educational processes. I have applied this to my current practice and feel that this has had a positive impact." (GP)

"Having undertaken this course I feel I am much more receptive to the needs of the learners I interact with, maximising learning opportunities." (NHS education manager)

Entry Requirements

- Be working directly with learners within a clinical or higher education setting - Ideally have three years post-registration experience - Demonstrate an enthusiasm for facilitating learning and challenging own assumptions

Structure

Module Outline

The module is delivered in over four to five timetabled days (usually 09.30 to 16.30) through the autumn term. Participants engage in action learning sets, interactive seminars, peer supervision, and workshop activities in class and community activities and discussion online between delivered sessions. Participants may access face-to-face or telephone tutorials to discuss formative coursework and to receive supervision on their educational practices. Topics covered include: - Learning theories in context - Critical assumptions embedded in contemporary learning and teaching - Assumptions about teaching and learning strategies - Constructive feedback on small group learning session - Principles and forms of constructive feedback - Planning and facilitating learning, feedback and assessment - Purpose, principles, types and forms of authentic assessment - Professional and ethical accountabilities of assessment

Assessment strategy

A 6000 word portfolio consisting of reflective logs of educational experiences, a critical reflection of a videoed teaching session, a critical reflective account of assessment of a learner or group of learners.

Fees and funding

For more information on CPD funding please visit www.essex.ac.uk/departments/health-and-social-care/cpd/funding.

What's next

For more information on what next, and how to apply please visit www.essex.ac.uk/departments/health-and-social-care/cpd/how-to-apply.

Get in touch

You can contact our reception on 01206 872854, who will direct your query to the appropriate module contact. You can also contact the CPD team on cpd@essex.ac.uk