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Postgraduate Course: Engaging students in autonomous learning (EDUA11268)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe course brings together both experiential learning and engagement with relevant educational literature in relation to student autonomy and student engagement in university learning and teaching.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Promoting Student Autonomy and Engagement (EDUA11184)
Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Course Start Date 18/09/2017
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 14, Online Activities 1, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 8, Other Study Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 74 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The assignment for this course consists of developing (or revising) a course with particular focus on the teaching and assessment strategies used to promote student autonomy and engagement (1000-1500 words)which is accompanied by a short essay (1000 words) discussing the principles guiding the design and explaining the choices made. Total word length 2000-2500 words.
In order to pass this course, participants will need to demonstrate a critical understanding of selected key concepts relating to the role and importance of developing student autonomy and engagement for high-quality learning within research-intensive settings. At the same time, they will be expected to offer a reflective analysis of how certain teaching and assessment strategies can be used to promote autonomy and engagement in their chosen course and subject setting, taking into account the perspectives of students taking the course.
Feedback Between Parts A and B, course participants work in pairs or 3s to design an innovative group activity which addresses one of the concepts explored in Part A and draws on one of the activities experienced and evaluated, also in Part A. During Part B, small groups facilitate the group activity and receive feedback from their peers and the Course Organiser using criteria designed by the whole group.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a critical understanding of the concepts of 'autonomy' and 'engagement' in the context of higher education
  2. demonstrate creativity in their teaching
  3. make informed judgements about complex and unpredictable learning and teaching situations
  4. give and receive feedback on teaching practices and ideas
  5. teach in ways which draw on critical reflection on student and teacher roles
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Make informed judgements about how to respond to complex teaching issues in the absence of definitive data or rules
Develop original and creative responses to problems and issues that arise in teaching
Agree goals and responsibilities for self and colleagues in designing and facilitating learning activities
Keywordsautonomy, student learning
Course organiserMs Daphne Loads
Tel: (0131 6)51 4519
Course secretaryMiss Emily Salvesen
Tel: (0131 6)51 6661
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