Observation and Reflection and Healthcare Teaching


Observe and reflect on your own performance as a teacher in healthcare and push the boundaries of your career with the experts at Staffordshire University.

As a teacher within Health and Social Care our practice should strive to be exemplary as we act as a role model for learners within our area of expertise. This module provides an opportunity for you to critically reflect and evaluate your own educational activities within your workplace focusing on the quality of your teaching through peer evaluation and personal reflection.

The module is practically orientated, with a peer assessed teaching session being undertaken followed by self and peer evaluation. Your teaching will be further scrutinised through the use of a video critique. You will have the opportunity to focus on your own learning requirements and will consider your own teaching style, teaching preferences and qualities that you possess as a teacher.

Delivery method

The primary learning strategy utilised within this module is independent learning. The foundation and direction for your learning will be through the virtual learning environment, Blackboard, where you will be directed to the main theoretical concepts that you need to study although you will be expected to progress your knowledge through independent reading and reflection on how the theory can be applied in your own teaching and learning practice.

A variety of teaching methods will be utilised to include lead lectures, delivered through podcasts, and self directed PowerPoint presentations as well as more interactive activities such as identification of your learning style, formative quizzes, article critique, and online discussion forums. The practical experience of teaching in the healthcare setting that you bring will be the basis for reflection and discussion in the online discussion forums; you will be encouraged to reflect on your teaching strategies and student feedback.

Academic credits
Delivery method
Distance learning
Start date

The course runs from the end of February until July via distance learning.

Entry requirements

A professional health or social care qualification / IELTS score 7 / Active involvement in workplace teaching is preferred.



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