TEACHING AND LEARNING STATEMENT
When it comes to online learning, you will experience teaching in a different way than you may have done at school, college or another university. This can take some getting used to and it’s important that you become familiar with how we will provide teaching online so you can make the most of your experience on your programme.
Online teaching doesn’t just exist in the timetabled webinars that you have with your tutor, or where they are physically present, such as in a video or audio resource. Teaching also happens through the learning activities on the VLE that are designed by UCEM tutors and subject matter experts. Teaching is present in the tutor’s facilitation of discussion within discussion forums or Padlet boards, when you receive feedback on your assessment, or when you practise your skills.
At UCEM, the purpose of teaching isn’t just to transfer knowledge and information, it is to help you to learn how to think critically, how to apply your knowledge and abilities to the workplace and how to develop lifelong skills and become independent learners. Your assessment will reflect this. During your studies you will have the opportunity to interact with your tutors and fellow students through a variety of the following: