Module code: MANM567

Module Overview

Educational Approaches in Business and Management Education focuses on the exploration of traditional and alternative learning and teaching techniques, methods and concepts used inside and outside our discipline globally. This also includes acquiring knowledge of learning and teaching terminology and language and be able to apply these in discussions and development of new learning and teaching ideas that aid authentic learning.

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

Seminar Hours: 6

Tutorial Hours: 6

Practical/Performance Hours: 2

Guided Learning: 10

Captured Content: 8

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

This module focuses on three areas:

  • Overview of learning and teaching approaches used in business and management education including assessment and feedback

  • Overview of learning and teaching terminology in business and management education

  • Applicable Provocative and alternative educational approaches outside business and management education

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Provocation for Debate podcast (10 min) 80
Coursework Reflective Account (5 min) 20

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate:


  • Knowledge and understanding of traditional, digital and alternative learning and teaching approaches used in business and management education and beyond in a global context and their ability to produce digital learning resources.

  • Personal and professional development and insights gained during the module


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


  • Provocative podcast, (80%), 10 min

The provocative podcasts refers to learning outcomes 1, 2, 3 and 4.

  • Reflective account (5 min, 20%)

The reflective account should be submitted as an audio recording and refers to learning outcome 3, 4 and 5.


Formative assessment

  • As part of teacher training it is paramount that student practice teach, which is a component assessed summatively in module MANM411. There are 2h dedicated to formatively assessing students’ capabilities to teach. This might include the use of digital tools, linking global and cultural concepts as part of their teaching session or facilitating a session on other subjects of their interest.


  • Feedback will be provided online via the virtual learning environment and face-to-face during personal learning consultations. Feedback will be given to formative and summative assessments.

Module aims

  • Gain a critical understanding of different traditional and alternative learning and teaching approaches used inside and outside business and management education globally.
  • Become familiar with learning and teaching terminology and language to ensure students are able to compete (employability).
  • Deepen reflective and prospective practices including feedback, mindfulness to self and others, self-awareness, resilience, resourcefulness and confidence.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Critically discuss and evaluate the use and practicality of traditional, digital and alternative learning and teaching approaches in business and management education and beyond. CKPT
002 Apply learning and teaching language and relevant business school terminology. CKPT
003 Create digital resources for learning and teaching. PT
004 Provide constructive and developmental feedback to peers that fosters reflection, self-awareness and confidence in the context of becoming an educator. CPT
005 Apply reflective and prospective thinking skills at a deeper level CP

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

Teaching formats include:

  • Live online seminars to exchange knowledge and facilitate discussions

  • Practice Teach workshop to increase confidence and self-awareness

  • 121 Coaching sessions to discuss study progress and direction for professional development 

  • Guided learning and captured content on Surreylearn complement the live sessions to deepen understanding.

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • Experiential learning

  • Reflective learning and mindfulness practice

  • Guest lectures

  • Group discussions

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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Other information

The module refers to the pillars of globalisation, employability, resilience and resourcefulness and includes considerations for sustainable approaches to business school education such a digitisation.

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 2025/6 academic year.