Personalised Learning


Negotiated project that enables participants to pursue individualised learning through action research or identification of a learning opportunity across the sector.


The overarching aim of the module is to encourage participants to manage their own professional development through action research / independent study to enhance teaching and learning.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Identify a pedagogic issue for enhancement in personal professional practice

2.  Analyse the principal features of the given pedagogic issue, generate and evaluate data

3.  Present findings and think creatively about strategies for resolution of the pedagogic issue

Indicative Content

1 Negotiation of topic

Initial scoping following sessions on CAP501 on how to identify issue for investigation and how to undertake pedagogic research.

2 Project Proposal

Project Proposal must be submitted for prior approval by November 30th (for a January start)

3 Identification of project supervisor/mentor

Supervisor will be identified within the School, across the university, or TLE with appropriate experience of pedagogic research (e.g. ATLEF projects). Discussion of ethics.

4 First supervisory meeting

Discussion of project plan/timetable.

5 Project review

5 minute presentation with peer/tutor feedback in Week 35.

6 Final supervisory meeting

Final discussion in Week 22 ahead of report preparation and presentation of results.

Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

This module is personalised through the negotiation of a topic(s) for individual study / action research and supported by a mentor. Please note that a project proposal must be submitted, negotiated and approval sought prior to commencing the project. There will be opportunities for formative feedback in the negotiation of the project, week(s) 35 and 45 . Assessment is through presentation of learning / findings through a report, together with a presentation or poster. Creation of an Academic Practice E-Portfolio (in Pebble) will be the primary vehicle for the curation and collation of evidence of how learning outcomes have been met.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Total 210
Lecture 0
Tutorial/Seminar 10
Supervised Practical Activity 0
Unsupervised Practical Activity 0
Assessment 60
Independent 140

Guidance notes

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2019/10 , and may be subject to change for future years.