Postgraduate Course: Understanding Learning and Studying (EDUA11178)
|Moray House School of Education
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area
|Other subject area
|Taught in Gaelic?
|Against the backcloth of consideration of the distinctive aims and outcomes of higher education, this unit provides a critical introduction to contrasting approaches to conceptualising learning and studying at university level. The perspectives surveyed are drawn from cognitive psychology; grounded and phenomenographic studies of students' experiences of learning and studying and perceptions of undergraduate courses as teaching-learning environments; and undergraduate learning as participation in discourse communities. The unit focuses on what insights can be gleaned from these differing perspectives that can inform day-to-day teaching-learning practices.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|On completion of the unit, programme participants will have:
- acquainted themselves with the principal conceptual frameworks and perspectives deployed in understanding learning and studying in higher education
- reviewed the implications of discipline and subject differences for undergraduate learning and studying
- drawn critically upon different conceptual perspectives to enhance their grasp of learning and studying in their own discipline or subject area
|Focusing on a first-year course unit in their own subject area, participants draft a set of guidelines alerting the course team for the unit to the likely differences between the students enrolling in that unit in how they go about their learning and perceive what is expected of them academically. The guidelines should draw appropriately on student learning research literature relevant to the subject area and what is known about the prior knowledge, educational experiences and backgrounds of the incoming students. Target length 2,000-2,500 words.
|Pre-course reading, in-course reading and follow-up reading as well as assignment preparation complement face-to-face teaching/learning activities to a total of 100 notional effort hours.
|Prof Carolin Kreber
Tel: (0131 6)51 6668
|Miss Emily Salvesen
Tel: (0131 6)51 6661