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This course brings together anyone who is interested in understanding how to improve higher education learning and teaching. There are no obvious right answers: the drive to professionalise university teaching and to ensure its quality provokes debate among lecturers, managers, policy makers and academic-related staff. The course builds on the professional competence and expertise of participants who will have a broad range of responsibilities for learning and teaching. It encourages critical investigation of practices, policies and theories of higher education pedagogy within the context of contemporary society. This course is aimed at: ? tutors, lecturers and academics in the full range of higher education settings ? higher education managers, administrators and academic-related staff ? education developers and accreditation consultants ? widening participation and access staff ? higher education policy makers. The course has several significant features: ? it assists a wide range of higher education staff responsible for all aspects of the quality of learning and teaching to carry out their roles ? it takes a case-based approach and topics for assignment work are determined by course participants, drawing upon their own work in HE ? it is one of few courses offered nationally which offers a progression route from Postgraduate Certificates aimed at university staff ? it is taught by specialist staff with national and international reputations who are based in the Centre for Research in Schools and Communities and the Centre for Research in Higher, Adult and Vocational Education. The course is an opportunity to hone professional expertise and to contribute to debates based on research literature and policy documents in a still new and exciting field. It is ideal preparation for the PhD in Higher Education. Course Content The course comprises four core 30-credit modules and a dissertation. The modules currently offered are:- Society and Higher Education Assessment, Learning and Higher Education The Nature and Role of Pedagogic Research Improving the Student Learning Experience Please note all the module details are subject to change Assessment Each 30-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 5,000-6,000 words. The dissertation is an original piece of work and should be 12,000 ? 15,000 words (or their equivalent) in one of the selected modules or an approved topic. Entry Requirements Applicants would normally hold a good first degree with at least second class honours. Other requirements 2 years relevant experience IELTS: 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each element TOEFL paper based: 573 with 4.5 TWE TOEFL computer based: 230 with 4.5 TWE TOEFL IBT: 88 (no less than 19 in any element) Applications Candidiates are encouraged to apply online at https:pgapps.nottingham.ac.uk For more Information please visit our web site for further course information and to download literature.

This course brings together anyone who is interested in understanding how to improve higher education learning and teaching. There are no obvious right answers: the drive to professionalise university teaching and to ensure its quality provokes debate among lecturers, managers, policy makers and academic-related staff. The course builds on the professional competence and expertise of participants...

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