Practical Teaching Techniques and Observation (005X5B)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

This practical course explores and critically evaluates teaching methodology and classroom techniques and includes observation of experienced teachers. You will have a chance to observe and discuss a range of different teaching styles, and supervised teaching practice will enable the development of your teaching skills as well as understanding of the different methodologies and techniques. You will normally be grouped according to previous teaching experience. You will also be expected to keep a reflective learning/teaching journal. The course is assessed through observed teaching practice and the reflective journal.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Portfolio, Practical assessment)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.