MMD012-Pedagogy Seminar

Module Provider: Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Prof Yelena Kalyuzhnova


Type of module:

Summary module description:

The module is a learning opportunity designed to expose research students to important pedagogical practices, develop awareness of other teaching efforts on Henley Business School, and provide a venue for faculty and external experts to share and learn about best instructional practices taught by the Principal Fellow of Higher Educational Academy (PFHEA). This module provides insight into the practical application of pedagogy in business teaching, reflecting The UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) dimensions. The module will grant credit to research students completing the necessary requirements for the Teaching Qualification Certificate which will in addition include the completion of sections Preparing to teach: Introduction to teaching and Learning (run by CSQT). All students will receive Henley Business School Certificate of Attendance. The convenor of the module will act as a teaching mentor for all students enrolled to the module. 


  1. To contextualize language learning for the research students;

  2. To update research students’ notions of pedagogical achievements as well as challenges in business learning;

  3. To provide research students with pedagogical information and tutorial plans on selected business topics.

Assessable learning outcomes:

At the end of this module, students should gain understanding about how to be an effective teacher/educator and how to strengthen those abilities as a teacher and learner. The students will be able critically asses their teaching methods and identify the best teaching techniques.  

Additional outcomes:

Through taking this module, students should gain a greater insight into a variety of pedagogical topics that have a social or ethical aspect for business teaching international students. They should be able to discuss in depth both practical and theoretical issues relating to the responsibility and responsiveness of business school teaching.

Outline content:

The module is organized thematically around the five main topics:

  1. Introduction: What is pedagogy?  

  2. Ways of teaching

  3. Learning pyramid

  4. Instructional techniques of business teaching

  5. Problems with tutorials 

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

The module will be organised in two intensive meetings, consisting of 1-hour theoretical session and 2 hour tutorial sessions each, combining elements of lectures, case analysis and class discussion.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 1 1
Seminars 2 2
Guided independent study 194
Total hours by term 3.00 197.00
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Oral assessment and presentation 80
Set exercise 20

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Oral assessment and presentation (80% weight) has two components, i.e. one PowerPoint or slide presentation and one oral summary reflective report on pedagogical activity over the Autumn term (which could include marking, meeting students, teaching, reviewing teaching, etc. The choice of an activity should be discussed with the convenor of the module.) Peer review observation (20%) will be done by the convenor and a report in Form 3 of the University of Reading will be provided. 

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convener will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day[1] (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at:
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Assessment requirements for a pass:

    Reassessment arrangements:

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

    Last updated: 6 September 2018


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