You are taught through a combination of:
- Lectures and seminars (for a theoretical perspective on pedagogy)
- Practical seminars (to apply theory within a practical setting)
- Online learning (via Twitter, Blackboard, Camtasia)
- Work Placements (teaching opportunities in local schools/outdoor centres)
You are taught through a combination of different teaching and learning styles to assist your own development of your pedagogical philosophy. In most cases we try to create an interactive environment that allows you to comment and share your knowledge. We encourage an applied approach from theory to practical application to develop your subject specific skills. During the course, you will be taught by an experienced and enthusiastic team of both physical education and outdoor education practitioners who are committed to providing a quality experience that will enable you to become a highly employable graduate.
In addition, meetings with personal academic tutors (PAT) are scheduled on at least 4 occasions in the first year and three occasions in each of the other years of a course. Additionally you get regular opportunities to meet with the course leader.
You have an opportunity to undertake a semester long placement in the second year of the course. However, there are many additional opportunities for learning in an applied context in semester time as well as in Worcester Weeks.