SIRM uses wide range of teaching, learning and assessment methods, which includes class lectures, tutorials and seminars (depending on the method of studying a student chose e.g. f/t, p/t or online). We place considerable emphasis on the importance of students' independent learning. We are committed in enhancing transferable, employability and study skills development work across the School and incorporating Personal Development Planning into degree programmes. We aim to do this by providing support and advancement of learning and teaching at SIRM for both staff and students.
Staff at SIRM, works collaboratively with faculty, students, and the academic administration to develop an educational culture that values and rewards teaching, respects and supports individual differences among learners, and encourages the creation of learning environments in which diverse students can learn and excel.
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The School is engaged in high quality teaching and researches, having good relationships with external communities with clear collaborative objectives. We efficiently respond to the present high scale and changing pace of Higher Education sector. SIRM workshops and seminars are towards disseminating research knowledge and information about learning and teaching to School’s faculty, academic administrators, and the educational community.
Staff Development and Collaboration
We train our staff to be competent enough in meeting higher education authority’s aims. It follows that the School must maintain and improve the effectiveness of its staff by ensuring that they are well motivated and that they have access to educational and training facilities to allow them to realise their full potential. We provide a challenging, stimulating, varied, collaborative, and supportive environment for SIRM staff members.
We have developed programs for faculty career development that emphasise on teaching and learning of diverse students. Training resources will be allocated by reference to the development needs of the faculty member and the objectives of the School. To help in achieving this, the School is wholly committed to faculty development and recognises the need to allocate resources for that purpose. Sufficient budget is allocated to meet the teaching and training requirements.
Evaluation and Assessment
Our staff works together with faculty in reviewing, developing and evaluating current and future curriculum. SIRM is responsible for assuring the academic quality of the educational provision within the School. An essential part of our work is preparing the School for any audits that may be required by the Quality Assurance Agency. We are also responsible in assisting faculty, with program evaluation e.g., the evaluation of teaching, instructional technology etc.