Provocative Pedagogies (156X3)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

On this module, you will explore and critically evaluate pedagogic approaches and methodologies from diverse learning contexts, which seek to establish democratic, inclusive and participative ways of learning.

You will balance both an exploration of the theoretical and conceptual dimensions of such pedagogies, as well as practical application and experiences. You will learn how to use different pedagogic strategies, understand why they might be used, what practices they might challenge and how to critique them.

The provocative pedagogies considered will include (amongst others):

  • team-based learning
  • Mantle of the Expert
  • critical pedagogy
  • forum theatre
  • group talk
  • Confucian pedagogy
  • Lego Serious Play
  • environmental action learning.

Where appropriate, the module includes opportunities to visit local educational institutions to observe different pedagogies in practice.


100%: Seminar


100%: Practical (Professional log)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 37 hours of contact time and about 263 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 2024/25. 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.