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Developing Effective Teaching and Learning Module

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September or January
One session per week
15 sessions in total via online and on campus learning

In any profession, it helps to take a step back occasionally to reflect on current practice and the impact of your work. For teachers, especially, self-scrutiny can make a difference to the level of learning. This module lets you research and fine-tune your teaching methods, as part of your MA in Education.

Why study the Developing Effective Teaching and Learning Module at Middlesex University?

At Middlesex University, we aim to provide forward-thinking teachers with exciting and innovative opportunities to develop their careers, without taking time off work.

This module, as part of your MA Education, is an excellent example, as it encourages you to develop and research the impact of your current practice, as you practice it.

You will explore the pedagogy, systems and structures of learning in the classroom, and investigate current research into learning in order to improve practice. You'll reflect on your own practice and develop innovative approaches to learning.

The module is suitable for all practising teachers. It's a part-time course, set across twilight sessions and online conversations that starts in September or January.

How is the Developing Effective Teaching and Learning Module taught?

A key part of this module centres on your own practical research into an area of teaching that's relevant to your current day-to-day work.

You'll also be required to attend workshops that explore the latest thinking about teaching and learning. These include:

  • Learning styles (Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic), Active Learning, Multiple intelligences
  • Learning from experience and reflection
  • Developing Independence and Autonomy
  • Thinking skills (Inductive thinking, deductive thinking, synectics)
  • Developing creativity
  • Oral and communication skills development strategies
  • Numeracy and numerical thinking
  • Differentiation and meeting individual needs
  • Group work, collaboration and situated cognition
  • Concept development
  • The contribution of new technologies and ICT to learning


Assessment will be through a portfolio of ongoing reports and assignments, supervised by the module leader over the course of the year.

The portfolio may include:

  • Needs analysis
  • Learning journal
  • Reading log
  • Evidence of critical engagement with relevant literature and research
  • Analysis of learning visit and conversations
  • Online learning conversations
  • The action research project report

This module is suitable for all practising teachers.

Apply today

Applications to this module should be made directly to the university. Please visit our CPD page to download an application form and for more information on the application process.

We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.

Any decisions will be taken in line with both external advice and the University’s Regulations which include information on this.

Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.

At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.

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