- Translate new ideas and theories into practical teaching methods and strategies
- Use creative techniques and evaluate them in practice
- Participate in our collaborative, workshop-style course
Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at Winchester equips you to develop as a motivational and inspirational HE teacher who is able to understand the needs of the learners you work with. We specialise in evidenced-based pedagogy and key principles around inclusive learning and teaching, compassion in HE and Decolonising the Curriculum, alongside the belief that effective practice with assessment and feedback should be at the heart of education.
This course is suitable for existing lecturers and a diversity of academic role who are involved in teaching or supporting students or colleagues in HE as it is necessary to have practice to reflect on. Exemption from some modules may be granted for appropriate prior learning including credits gained on a PGCE course. For example, if you have 60 M-level credits from your PGCE (or similar level 7 credits) in the last five years, you may be eligible to complete two years of the degree, rather than three.
The modules are designed to offer you the opportunity to experience new pedagogies and technologies. They include Engaging Students in Learning, , Online Learning, Curriculum and Assessment Design, Education Practitioner Research, Decolonising the Curriculum, Inclusive Learning and Teaching and Universal Design for Learning, Compassionate Academic Support and Tutoring, Advancing Technology-Enhanced Learning, and a Dissertation (Literature Review, or qualitative or quantitative research project) or article and conference presentation.
The programme is delivered via a range of group settings allowing you to capitalise on your experiences within higher education, and to learn from the group. The importance of evidence-based practice is acknowledged, but not at the expense of creativity and innovation. Throughout the programme, you are encouraged to relate your learning and experiences back to your role as an educator to enhance the quality of your interactions with the students you work with.
The programme is built on the University’s foundations of research excellence in learning and teaching. Our aim is to prepare you and help you to further develop your knowledge and skills as you pursue a successful career in the higher education sector.
AdvanceHE/Higher Education Academy (HEA) D2 Fellow Recognition – only for those who are are employees of the University of Winchester and are qualifying with the PGCert route.
The programme aims to develop individuals involved in teaching or supporting students or colleagues in HE.
ABOUT THIS COURSE
Suitable for applicants from:
UK, EU, World
Learning and Teaching
Teaching takes place: various delivery modes, please contact the Programme Leader for further information. The 2nd year is delivered entirely online and this option is also available for the 3rd year (dissertation).
The modules are designed to offer individuals the opportunity to experience new pedagogies and technologies. The programme is delivered via a range of group settings allowing students to capitalise on their experiences within higher education, and to learn from the group.
The importance of evidence-based practice is acknowledged, but not at the expense of creativity and innovation. Throughout the programme, students are encouraged to relate their learning and experiences back to their roles as educators to enhance the quality of their interactions with the students they work with.
Taught elements of the course (1st year) take place online as well as on campus in Winchester. The 2nd year is delivered entirely online and this option is also available for the 3rd year (dissertation).
The programme structure allows for innovative assessment practices to be adopted and our inclusive assessment strategy deploys a variety of methods for assessment including portfolios, blogging, posters, presentations, annotated bibliographies and reflective essays. Timely, relevant and helpful feedback is paramount to our assessment practice and aims to foster motivation and develop the individual's capacity for self-assessment.
We ensure all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used on the course you are interested in can be found on the course page, or contacting our teaching staff.
We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.
For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures.
2023 Entry: Normally a first or second-class Honours degree in a related subject or professional experience. Successful applicants would expect to be working in a Higher Education environment, teaching or supporting the learning of HE students or colleagues. Exemption from some modules may be granted for appropriate prior learning including credits gained on a PGCE course. For example, if you have 60 M-level credits from your PGCE (or similar level 7 credits) in the last five years, you may be eligible to complete two years of the degree, rather than three.
If English is not your first language:
IELTS 6.0 (including 6.5 in academic writing) or equivalent
Course Enquiries and Applications
Please contact the Programme Administrator for any enquiries or applications Rory.Elliot@winchester.ac.uk.
If you are living outside of the UK or Europe, you can find out more about how to join this course by emailing our International Recruitment Team at International@winchester.ac.uk or calling +44 (0)1962 827023
Applications need to be submitted before the 15 May 2023. Late applications can be accepted throughout the remainder of the application year, for more information see our How to Apply section.
Year 1: Level 7
|Engaging Students in Learning||20|
This module is underpinned by the understanding that continual professional development is crucial to successful educational systems with regards to enhancing teacher and teaching quality, organisational effectiveness, and student engagement. Core to the enactment of that excellence in teaching/student support is the deliberate location of the self as educator. Thus, this module affords participants with the opportunity to explore, consider, and discuss paradigms, theories, professional values, approaches, methods and skills involved in engaging richly diverse students through and in a range of learning environments. Through an appreciation of sector and university frameworks and debates within scholarship of teaching and learning, participants will articulate, develop and enhance their own teaching/student support practices.
In this module, students will work with a structured body of support materials that assist academic staffto develop online teaching practices. These have been developed alongside an agreed set of principles that govern online teaching at The University of Winchester. These principles are intended to represent the entitlements of online learners, and staff are encouraged to interpret and apply these in ways that are appropriate to the requirements of their curriculum and the needs of their students. You will work in structured, tutor led and group work activities to identify and justify objectives and to plan a programme of tailored development. The assessment of this module will be a portfolio within which you chronicle (evidence and reflect) your personal journey through a structured process of professional development in online teaching practice.
|Curriculum and Assessment Design||20|
This module will explore sector contexts influencing approaches to designing curriculum and assessment in higher education. Students on this module will develop an in-depth appreciation of a range of perspectives, models, and theories, and their impact on the students they teach. The module will enable students to analyse the significance of assessment literacies, quality assurance processes, and the relationships between curriculum and assessment design and inclusive learning and teaching. Connections to the students’ own practice in designing assessments or curricula will be considered throughout the module. As the final module in the PGCert LTHE, students will also reflect on the ways in which their practice fulfils the requirements of Fellowship of the HEA.
Year 2: Level 7
|Education Practitioner Research||20|
The module has been designed to enable students to examine research approaches and methods; data collection and analysis; and ethics related to pedagogic research (i.e. for research in education practice, educational development and higher education). It will prepare students for engaging in practitioner research in education settings and support them through the process of creating a research proposal for a project relevant to their interests and the MA LTHE. This module is compulsory for the award of PGDip LTHE, and is a prerequisite for students who elect to proceed to the award of MA.
Year 3: Level 7
This module is self-directed, and supported through supervision. Students are expected to act with initiative with regards to decision-making and accessing support within guidelines, in order to engage in a professional inquiry of interest related to pedagogic practice in Higher Education. Students will demonstrate originality in the development and application of knowledge and research skills, although no research will be permitted without ethical review and approval. Completion will demonstrate comprehensive understanding of all stages in the research process, an ability to deal with complex issues creatively and systematically, and the ability to communicate information in a clear and appropriate fashion for the elected format. The module will prepare students to undertake and disseminate future research through the experience that they have gained under the supervision of a member of academic staff.
Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at www.winchester.ac.uk/termsandconditions.
The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above.
Progression from one level of the programme to the next is subject to meeting the University’s academic regulations.
As one of our students all of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including, lectures/guest lectures and tutorials, seminars, laboratory sessions and specialist teaching facilities. You will also have access to a wide range of student support and IT services.
Printing and Binding
The University is pleased to offer our students a free printing allowance of £20 each academic year. This will print around 500 A4 mono pages. If students wish to print more, printer credit can be topped up by the student. The University and Student Union are champions of sustainability and we ask all our students to consider the environmental impact before printing.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance check may be required if you undertake a placement, volunteering, research or other course related activity where you will have contact with children or vulnerable adults. The requirement for a DBS check will be confirmed by staff as part of the process to approve your placement, research or other activity. The indicative cost is £40.
Course Specific Bursaries/Scholarships
We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course. To see if you’re eligible, please see our Scholarships and Awards.
Key course details
- Part-time only: 3 years
- Typical offer
- Normally a first or second-class Honours degree in a related subject or professional experience.
- On campus, Winchester