Introduction to Teaching and Learning (ITL)

Introduction to Teaching and Learning Module (ITL700)

The Introduction to Teaching and Learning (ITL) module is a professional development module offering 20 credits at M level and Associate Fellowship of Advance HE. It aims to critically engage participants with the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and a range of approaches to teaching and learning informed by underpinning pedagogic research. Participants will critique their own practice in relation to the literature and develop an effective ‘tool kit’ to assist them in their support of learners.

The ITL module covers a comprehensive set of topics, including different teaching methods; the design and evaluation of teaching; the basics of assessment and feedback; and student support. Currently, delivery of the course is blended, incorporating independent learning activities, preparatory work, and face-to-face sessions which are either classroom based or delivered online.

Requirements: Prospective ITL participants should ensure that they have substantial student-facing commitments (a minimum of 15 hrs is required) in the six-month period following the start of the ITL module. This is to enable completion of the practice-based assessments. Suitable commitments include, for example, lectures, seminars, workshops, laboratory time, tutorials, supervision, fieldwork, placement support.

Timetable: The ITL consists of roughly 15 hours spent ‘in practice’, 40 hours directly participating in the blended learning components of the module, and 145 hours spent on preparatory tasks, private study, module-related activities and pedagogic research. If you are required to undertake the ITL, Educational Development will contact you on receipt of notification from Human Resources. Download the schedule below for information on the cohorts starting in academic year 2020, and if appropriate, prioritise these in your diary.

ITL schedule 2020/2021

Accreditation: The ITL is validated by the University of Plymouth and accredited by Advance HE. On successful completion of the ITL700 module participants will be eligible to become an Associate Fellow.