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EDUC3031 Assignment 1

Module Overview

The outcomes of this module will comprise: • A literature review which presents and syntheses the available knowledge within the selected area under investigation. • This module is compulsory as it enables students to develop their teaching within their subject area.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

To enable the student to reflect upon an aspect/topic of their teaching within their specific subject area and to critically analyse the research and professional literature directly linked to this aspect.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Have a deeper knowledge and Understanding of a key area of Education
  • Understand different perspectives on a selected topic.
  • Analyse and Evaluate different points of view.
  • Interpret differing ideas.
  • Form your own conclusions in response to reading


The syllabus content will be determined by both the subject specialism which the student is following and the particular aspect that the student identifies for their assessment. Generic content will focus upon research methods and writing at master’s level.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching is usually by a range of lecture, small group and individual seminars. Trainees are expected to spend time (approximately 135 hours) researching this assignment as individuals. The taught element of this module consists of 15 hours. The maximum group size is 40.

Independent Study126
Total study time200

Resources & Reading list

Research Methods in Education. 

Doing your research project. 

A teacher’s guide to classroom research. 

Doing your PGCE at master’s level. 

Teachers as researchers. 


Assessment Strategy

Must be passed at Undergraduate level, but below Masters Level – between 40%-50%. No repeat possible.


MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (4000 words) 100%


Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Books and Stationery equipment

Costs for this module are noted under the Teaching Modules for ITE programmes. Trainees are expected to read approximately 10 texts for this assignment, but these can be borrowed cost-free from libraries/schools/Tutors etc. (books)

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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