Surrey University Stag


Module code: GCA3006

Module Overview

The intention of this module is for individual practice to form the basis of an examination of relevant learning and teaching theory. Rather than put forward different theories of learning and teaching at the outset, which may not appear relevant to each participant, the intention is for the DHE tutors to build from the practice that is demonstrated by participants, introducing theory at particular points. In this way the programme will aim to be flexible and responsive to the experiences of the learners.

Module provider

Surrey Institute of Education

Module Leader

LYGO-BAKER Simon (Sy Inst Educ)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: X300

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

Overall student workload

Module Availability

Crosses academic years

Module content

Indicative content includes:


The following is an indication of the likely topics to be covered. Given the design of the programme which is based on the content emerging from the experience and context of the participants these are merely provided as indicative broad themes under which specific content is likely to develop and be used as required.


  • Observation of teaching

  • Theories of adult education

  • Reflective practice

  • Delivering effective feedback

  • Student learning


Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework 2000 WORD SELF-REFLECTION 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the learning outcomes.


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

  • The assessment for this module is a 2,000 word self-reflection, which explores how you feel your teaching is developing and where challenges remain.  



Formative assessment and feedback


Formative feedback occurs at and following the initial microteaching session which occurs early in the programme. The small group work, facilitated by the DHE tutor provides regular formative feedback as well as that available through the discussions on SurreyLearn. The group presentation also has a discussion element that also provides opportunity for further formative feedback to be used for the self-reflection.

Module aims

  • Provide participants with the opportunity to receive and provide immediate, constructive feedback on practice
  • Introduce knowledge of key themes in learning and teaching
  • Develop participant understanding of how to enhance practice through observation
  • Enable participants to apply knowledge and understanding to demonstrate how to evaluate and improve personal and professional practice

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
002 Independently analyse teaching practice C
003 Use relevant educational theory to support conclusions made K
004 Undertake the observation of teaching and support development through effective reflection on practice PT

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 provide the most effective learning environment that enables the experience of the participants to be the main focus for the programme.


The learning and teaching methods include:



Large group teaching at the outset which will then become a dispersed small group approach

Formative discussions based around small interdisciplinary working

Teaching observations

Independent study

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.

Reading list
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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Learning and Teaching Grad Cert Cross Year Compulsory A pass as determined by the relevant criteria 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 2022/3 academic year.