How Will I Learn

At Pearson Institute, learning is a collaborative process

One of the areas that really set us apart is our interactive and supportive approach to learning. This approach is guided by relevant, quality assured and industry-led curricula. Because we are guided by learner needs, industry trends and employers, we have developed unique methods to encourage participation, to promote active learning and to prepare you for the technology driven world of work. We don’t just prepare you for success as a student; we give you the tools to succeed in the workplace too. Throughout your studies, you will have opportunities to develop qualities and skills that employers are looking for in today’s graduates, such as critical thinking, goal setting, problem solving, creativity, working in teams and communication.

We know that as individuals, you have different learning styles and needs. We also know that different fields of study need unique and specialised teaching approaches. For this reason, we use a blend of traditional lecture led learning as well as industry appropriate methods, all supported by technology and practical application.

Our teaching and learning methods 

Technology enhanced learning (TEL)

Because we are preparing you for the world of work, being proficient in the use of technology is another of our key objectives. For this reason, we provide you with a Tablet. This electronic device enhances your overall learning experience as it complements our other methods. You will be able to read digital content, to conduct research and to communicate with lecturers and peers.

Guest lectures and field trips

We invite guest speakers to present and arrange field trips. Given our strong links with industry and our emphasis on providing career focused qualifications, we feel it’s essential that as students, you be exposed to a range of opinions, expertise and trend updates. Both activities give you the opportunity to interact with working professionals and to gain additional insights into your field from a real world perspective.

Lecture led learning

Lectures are our core teaching method. What makes our lectures unique is that we have smaller class sizes and this allows for a personalised learning experience. Our lecturers, who are a mix of academics and industry professionals, have a practical approach and they work with you to achieve your academic goals. This environment encourages dialogue, debate and interaction, and it promotes better understanding of theory. During lectures, you will cover all learning outcomes comprehensively and you’ll be actively involved in discussions, completing tasks and solving subject related problems.

Practicals

We believe the best way to embed knowledge is to practise and experiment.
Depending on what you are studying, you will need to do practicals and simulations in all or some of these environments: lecture rooms, computer labs, studios and science labs. Practical work is also used as an assessment method.

Projects and research

With many of our qualifications, completing individual and group projects as well as research, are part of your studies. Projects and research give you the opportunity to extend your knowledge and skills and ensure that you gain practical experience.

Work integrated learning (WIL)

Our overarching priority is preparing you for a career. Some of our qualifications include a work experience component, where you need to complete an internship in an industry appropriate organisation. Even if not formally required, we encourage you to gain work experience where possible so that you can explore potential career paths and open doors with future employers.

Independent learning

Although we are here to help you every step of the way, we also expect you to supplement your understanding of concepts and ideas through independent and peer learning. This will challenge you to think beyond what you have learnt formally, and to work in groups to solve problems, as you will do in the workplace.

Assessment

Our teaching and learning methods are designed to prepare you for assessment. Assessment methods vary, depending on the qualification or programme, but will include combinations of theory based written assignments and exams, as well as practical completion of presentations, simulations, case studies and projects.

Language of tuition

The language of tuition for all our qualifications and programmes is English. If you did not complete your secondary schooling in English or if English is not your home language, we advise you to complete an internationally accepted English language proficiency test. Should you not pass this assessment, we suggest you complete our one-year English Language Foundation Programme, which prepares you for degree studies.