As the number of higher education (HE) courses offered in further education (FE) settings increases, so does the need for teachers and trainee teachers to develop their teaching skills. This text is written for all those working towards QTLS who are teaching or planning to teach HE courses. It examines what it means to teach HE and how a HE environment can be created in an FE setting. It gives guidance on planning, teaching and assessing HE courses in FE. A practical guide for all FE teachers and trainee teachers as the sector adapts to the needs of education today.

Planning and Preparing for Teaching HE in FE

Planning and preparing for teaching HE in FE

By the end of this chapter you will be able to:

  • critically evaluate key concepts in planning and preparing for teaching on HE courses;
  • understand how module and programme specifications are written in HE and how these shape teaching;
  • apply a range of key concepts to the development of HE courses.

Designing a Higher Education Course

In this chapter we will look at a number of the technical elements involved in course or programme design and we will discuss the writing of the documentation associated with this design. The process of course design in HE is not, however, wholly or even principally technical. To pose the question, ‘what do you want your students to ...

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