Interactive lectures and seminar sessions are presented by skilled and motivated staff who actively engage in their own professional and scholarly development, who are able to provide a stimulating and challenging learning environment. The Early Years team are passionate about their practice and their teaching and have their roots established in a collective of professional skills, knowledge and experience they are able to bring to the learning, teaching and assessment approach at UCO. This approach enables the acquisition of knowledge, supports a diversity of learning and achievement and above all facilitates inclusion and aspiration. This approach provides students with a personalised experience that supports employability and the development of a wide range of skills and qualities. The course tutors aim to provide learning and teaching sessions that are relevant and current and that culminate into a coherent learning journey over three years.
Interactive Lectures, Seminars and Tutorial sessions are supported through UCO VLE (Moodle) where students are encouraged to engage with course content and additional material to enhance learning, this would include information about the teaching team, programme handbooks and placement information along with links to module handbooks and module content. This approach is aimed at enhancing the student experience and offering wider learning to support core martial for those students who wish to engage more deeply. The Early Years Facebook page also supports this approach.
Learning, Teaching and Assessment is also supported by key and current guest speakers who form part of the year 1 tutorial programme and inform the content of secessions in year 2 and in year 3. Guest speakers are drawn from the Alumni group, from the local voluntary sector and from services that are relevant to informing effective practice in the sector.