Module code: MANM411

Module Overview

This is the final module for the Post Graduate Certificate in Management Education and functions as the practical element of the programme. Thus, it is designed as a 3-day summer school taking place in June/ July. Students will have the opportunity to put learned concepts into practice and apply their knowledge in real. This is also the first time students will come together as a cohort and will work together as a teaching team designing a 3hour workshop. The 3 hour workshop will be delivered to a group of established senior teaching fellows in the business school.

Module provider

Surrey Business School

Module Leader

RIVERS Christine (SBS)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Personal Tutorial Hours: 30

Independent Learning Hours: 66

Seminar Hours: 24

Practical/Performance Hours: 30

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

MANM408, MANM409 & MANM410 all three modules need to be completed successfully before attending the 3 day summer school.

Module content

Indicative content includes: 

  • Workshop design in practice 

  • Working with and leading teaching teams 

  • In-class task development and formative assessment 

  • Sumative in-class assessment and feedback strategy 

  • Embedding technology enabled learning activities 

  • Managing Conflict in teaching teams 

  • Coaching for students

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation) Group Project 50
Coursework Prospective account - individual essay 50

Alternative Assessment

The group project can be replaced under specific circumstances with an individual 1 hour workshop delivered by the student.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned, how they apply it and put it into practice.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

  • Group project (50%, 3h workshop & 1500 words) – The group project consist of a 3 hour workshop and a 1500 word report. The report is submitted in the end of day 2 and gives an overview of what to expect in the workshop taking place on the next day. 

  • Individual Prospective account (50%, 1500 words) – The reflective account is submitted two weeks after the 3-day summer school takes place. Students should draw on what they have learned and taken away during their studies and in particular should present how this informed their teaching philosophy.

Formative assessment



Throughout the 3 day summer school personal learning coach are present to support students and can give feedback on any course related matters. Feedback for the 3 hour workshop will be given on day 3 in the debrief/ feedback afternoon. Aspects from this session should be taken into account for the individual reflective account due 2 weeks after the 3 day summer school. Students can still utilise personal learning coach after the 2 day summer school until submission of the final assessment. Students will receive feedback on their final assessment 10 days after submission.

Module aims

  • test students’ ability to apply theoretical knowledge in practice
  • test the students’ ability to innovate and design a 3 hour workshop together with other students on the programme
  • assess the students’ ability to lead and facilitate a 3 hour workshop and engage a cohort for 3 hours
  • evaluate the students’ suitability for teaching (includes reflective and prospective thinking) in a business school context
  • assess the students' reflective and prospective thinking skills developed through coaching and assessment necessary for the role as teacher

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Design innovative, engaging and interactive workshops for various management subjects based on different types of evidence and theory CK
002 Lead and Work closely with a teaching team comprised of various backgrounds PT
003 Confidently deliver workshops informed by theoretical pedagogic concepts and research KPT
004 Present their personal pedagogic teaching philosophy informed by reflective and prospective account master through coaching CPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

  • Give students the opportunity to put their learning into practice.

  • Meet other students on the programme and work as teams.

  • Test the student’s suitability to teach in a business school context.

The learning and teaching methods include:

The 3 day summer schools adopts a flipped class room approach and consist of three days:

Day 1: From theory to application - includes a number of small workshops relevant for the design of a workshop (see module content for more information).

Day 2: From application into practice - Students will work as teams to design a workshop based on evidence and the knowledge and understanding acquired. In the end of day 2 students will submit their group report.

Day 3: Management Learning in Practice - Students will run a 3 hour workshop in the morning. The afternoon focuses on feedback and reflection for students from the workshop attendees.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Management Education PGCert 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2019/0 academic year.