In order to support students’ learning experience in ways that are the most engaging, efficient andeffective, the overall teaching strategy used in this unit is a progressive developmental one. Thisapplies to all the modes of delivery in which this unit is offered. In all modes, the use of the LearningManagement System (LMS) is integral to the delivery of the learning and teaching strategy. Theapproach to learning and teaching is via active learning where students are supported through theprovision of learning resources and class activities (either in physical or virtual classrooms) to takeresponsibility for their individual learning. Students are expected to participate in the activitiesprovided either in class or online and to be able to extend their learning through working alongsideother students and undertaking individual research. Students are supported in their learning throughthe provision of:• Learning modules• Discussion forums and chat rooms• Guided readings and links to electronic readings• Self-assessments and other self-directed learning activities.The progressive and developmental strategy for teaching this unit means that the unit starts simply byhelping students to acquire the content knowledge that they will need to progress. It then builds onthis knowledge by engaging them in activities that will support the development of their understandingof this content and what it means to them personally. Lastly, it supports students in reflecting on thatmeaning in ways that help them to apply their understanding to situations beyond their immediate andpersonal context, as they relate to their individual disciplines of study and the profession(s) they mayenter.The unit is delivered in different modes. Students will only study in one of these modes. The modesare:• Intensive mode over a 2-week period in Winter and Summer Terms; and,• Online mode over a 10-week period in a normal university semester.