SIRM uses a range of teaching, learning and assessment methods, which include sessions with a mix of 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 developing a Learning Organisation with our learners, seeing learners develop important independence and so actively create and develop their and others’ learning. We are committed to enhance transferable, employability and study skills development work across the School and incorporating Personal Development Planning into all programmes. We aim to provide professional accreditation for programmes and where appropriate offer a managed system of work engagement and work-related learning. SIRM provides support and advancement of learning and teaching activity for both staff and students.
Staff at SIRM, work collaboratively with faculty, learners, , and the academic administration to develop a culture that values and rewards teaching; respects and supports individual differences amongst learners, and encourages the creation of learning environments in which diverse learners can excel.
We focus on:
Professional practice, Research and consultancy
The School has good relationships with external communities with clear opportunities for collaboration. We respond to the exciting developments in the Higher Education sector providing workshops and seminars to disseminate research knowledge and information about learning and teaching to School’s faculty, academic administrators, and the educational community.
Staff Development and Collaboration
SIRM staff are supported to develop their teaching skills and gain professional recognition of these in the HE sector. We aim to provide a challenging, stimulating, varied, collaborative, and supportive environment for all SIRM staff members.
We have developed programmes for faculty career development that emphasise teaching and learning of diverse students. Training resources are allocated to meet development needs and approaches reviewed annually.
Evaluation and Assessment
Our staff work together with learners to review, develop and evaluate current and future curriculum and learning practices. SIRM is responsible for assuring the academic quality of the educational provision and resources within the School. In this SIRM meets sector requirements for regular review and reflection.