AC6743 - Teaching and Learning

What will I learn on this module?

On this semester 2 level 6 module you will explore a variety of approaches to supporting effective teaching, learning and assessment in a professional practice context. With an emphasis on multi professional and interprofessional working, it will support you to develop a detailed understanding of how to plan, deliver and evaluate high quality, inclusive learning opportunities in your area of practice. You will practice locating, evaluating and applying evidence related to teaching and learning in the context appropriate to nursing practice and demonstrate leadership to benefit patients and healthcare services.

You will further develop a critical understanding of the value of reflection and interpersonal skills conducive to the learning environment and context. This will include a critical analysis of the barriers and enablers to learning, equality of opportunity and student-centred learning. A reflexive approach will help you collaborate effectively, and to support nursing peers by becoming members of a Learning Community within a multi-cultural study environment. An important part of consolidating teaching and learning knowledge is to share your knowledge. This teaching and learning module will explore theories related to communicating effectively to learners and the wider team. By engaging with this process, you will come to recognise the impact potential of the Registered Nurse as a member of a global community of practice. Knowledge learnt during this module will help you develop independent learning skills and knowledge required to support learners in innovative practice therefore creating lifelong learners.

You will be assessed using both formative and summative assessments. The formative assessment will be in the form of a peer presentation outlining the focus of your educational initiative. The module will culminate in a summative assessment where you will bring this learning together; using the information sourced and a pre-defined template, you will produce a reflective lesson plan of an intended learning opportunity for delivery to students to demonstrate your development as an educationalist in practice.

Module Topics
• Adult learning theories
• Teaching and learning in practice
• Supporting learners and promoting self-directed learning
• Critical reflection and the reflexive teacher
• Communication approaches for offering feedback
• Undertaking assessments with learners
• Giving and receiving feedback
• Mentoring, supervision and coaching

How will I learn on this module?

The module will employ a blended design approach. The module team aim for this to be an interactive, interesting and motivating learning experience which will help you towards confident and competent leadership of education in your practice area. In-country teaching blocks will offer face-to-face teaching for the semester, teaching will also be undertaken online. Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) will be used. Approaches will include, directed learning activities to support you in preparing for the module delivery and embedding your learning into the practice context. Key lectures will introduce you to seminal theoretical perspectives on learning, teaching and assessment. Seminar activity using a case-based learning approach will help construct your learning with an emphasis on creative problem solving and teamwork. This will include collaborative learning from your peers during seminars and workshops, encouraging you to co-reflect and develop innovative educational approaches

The strategies adopted during lectures and seminars will include provision of theory, interactive discussion and debate and a process of critical reflection and feedback being key aspects to capture and scaffold your learning. You will also undertake individual and small group activities. Group work will result in presentation of findings and outputs of activities undertaken. Enquiry-based learning will also be utilised. The module team will lead lectures, facilitate seminars, prepare and monitor online-supported learning activities. This will support and drive your learning towards your assessments.

You will be assessed using both formative and summative assessments which are defined below.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be supported by highly experienced teachers research active in both higher education and clinical practice. You will obtain support from face-to-face and online dialogue with academic staff during seminars. This will include opportunities to apply your developing educational skills, the processes of critical reflection and feedback being key aspects to capture and scaffold your learning. You will utilise peer support during the directed study and independent study periods on the module.

You will have access to the University’s electronic resources to support the development of academic skills; this is aimed at improving your critical thinking and writing with regards to teaching and learning. The resources include e-books, e-journals and an array of databases and media outputs. Northumbria University’s state-of-the-art eLearning platform ’Blackboard Ultra’ will be used for this module. This will give you access to module teaching materials and a reading list. All module materials will be available for students via this platform. Synchronous online ‘face to face’ teaching and tutorials will be delivered via ‘Blackboard Collaborate’, offering an opportunity for your lecturers to engage with you in interactive ways. Campus based sessions will critically explore and apply a range of teaching and learning theories and strategies and will be supported by directed, group and e-learning activities. This will include use of video activities as well as the use of a range of online learning and teaching technologies and applications. Live online sessions will be scheduled at a time suitable for students in Singapore. Sessions may also be recorded. Asynchronous (not live) activities will also be used to deliver module content. Advanced online supported learning (OSL) materials such as Rise will be used. Rise packages are interactive, they enable students to complete lecturer developed learning packages. Students will also be encouraged to engage in their peer support community throughout the module and this will further maximise learning within a blended programme design.

You will be granted membership of the Northumbria University Library ( that includes a 24/7 service catering for all your learning needs. Library membership will also give you access to academic skills development packages, accessed on-line at Skills Plus. Kaplan Singapore also provide library facilities and student support services which can be accessed locally.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at:
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team –

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:

You will be able to
1. Understand and articulate a range of appropriate methods for facilitating effective learning, teaching and assessment.
2. Design and plan high quality teaching and learning activities with other members of the interprofessional healthcare team.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

3. Critically evaluate the effectiveness of teaching, learning and assessment strategies within your own discipline and wider healthcare context

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

4. Reflect upon the efficacy of your approaches to support inclusive teaching and learning in the practice environment.

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment:
Peer group presentation. Formative Assessment: Working in small peer groups, students will each Identify a practice based educational initiative. This will be presented to the group and used to shape the final submission. (MLOs 1,2,3,4,)

• Self-assessment (MLOs 1, 2, 3, & 4)
• Peer review of teaching plans and assessments (MLOs 1, 2,3 & 4)
• Formative feedback following formative presentations will be offered by peers and faculty (MLOs 1,2,3 & 4)

This preparation will then support the Summative assessment processes.

Summative Assessment (Weighting: 100%):
Using a pre-defined template, you will produce a reflective lesson plan of an intended learning opportunity for delivery to students (1500 words). This will be submitted electronically via Blackboard Ultra through a Turnitin portal. Written feedback and feedforward will be provided by academic staff.

(MLOs 1, 2, 3, & 4)

Written feedback and feedforward will be provided via Blackboard Ultra.


Students must be a practising nurse who is registered with the Singapore Nursing Board



Module abstract

Are you leading practice education of specialist practitioners or the development of supervisors, assessors and mentors in clinical practice and not sure where to start? This module will help you to develop your knowledge and skills in developing teaching and learning strategies to support the development of health professionals in your practice. During the course of this module, you will be given the opportunity to engage in authentic, interactive and motivating experiences which will help you to acquire the knowledge and skills required to lead the development of education in professional practice. The module will draw on the tutor’s research expertise in assessing teaching observations and this will support your assessments and feedback. You will work in partnership with your academic tutor and peers to help you to begin your education journey with a strong foundation. By the end of the module, you will be able to produce a reflective lesson plan of an intended learning opportunity for delivery to students, incorporating all of the teaching and learning theories and techniques explored throughout the module.

Course info

Credits 10

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study

Location Singapore

City Singapore

Start January and June intakes

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