All modules emphasise self-directed autonomous learning with students applying learning outcomes and content to their own particular specialism, discipline and, where relevant, practice.
Modules use a variety of modes of teaching and learning from lead lectures and seminars, to blended learning and that supported by the University's interactive e-learning platform, Blackboard.
Flexible and distributed learning modules (within identified pathways) will provide opportunity for students to engage in learning by means most suited to their context. Although all teaching and learning activities for these FDL modules will be available online, including on-line learning activities, discussion boards and Skype tutorials, there will also be opportunities for students who enjoy a face-to-face learning environment to attend an induction, workshops, seminars, tutorials and conferences.
Some modules focus on the teaching of specific practical skills e.g. mentoring and coaching, whilst all the modules foster the critical dialogue between theories and practice by the means of critical reflection upon experience, discussion, scenario- and enquiry-based learning.