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Understanding Student Learning – Sep '21

Students value being engaged in their learning. This course helps you explore student learning to enhance your teaching practice.

915 enrolled on this course

Understanding Student Learning – Sep '21
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

Understand student learning to enhance your teaching practice

Every student undertakes their own personal learning journey and they value being active participants in that journey. This short course is designed to help you explore how students learn and articulate your own teaching philosophy. Knowing your students and how you approach your teaching are important first steps in developing active learning experiences.

What topics will you cover?

  • Learning theories

  • Teaching and learning at Coventry University

  • Your teaching philosophy

  • Student diversity

  • Inclusive learning and teaching

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Critique your own practice against a range of learning theories
  • Demonstrate teaching and learning approaches at Coventry University and their underpinning values and strategies
  • Articulate your own (current) teaching philosophy
  • Explore diversity in HE and inclusive learning and teaching

Who is the course for?

Colleagues at Coventry University and CU Group who teach and/or support student learning in HE.

Who will you learn with?

Academic Developer and Module Leader for 7010CRB. Ian describes himself as an artist, technologist and teacher.

Lockdown hair is becoming an issue!

Assistant Professor. Module Leader for 7000CRB. Extensive industry experience in Business Recovery. Joined Higher Education in 2010. Passionate about digital and inclusive teaching.

Academic Developer at CU since 2018. Diverse experience supporting teaching, learning and research in Higher Education. Favours a facilitative style. PhD in Applied Linguistics (AKA a "word nerd").

Assistant Professor and Module Leader for 7001CRB. Motivated by enhancing the students’ learning experience and developing tutors, home and abroad.
MCom (Economics) & MA (T&L HE) SFHEA

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control

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You can use the hashtag #FLunderstandingstudentlearning to talk about this course on social media.