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EDUC6281 MA (Ed) Flex Assignment 1

Module Overview

This module is designed to introduce students to Masters level study and to support them with their individual needs at the beginning of their studies. Its endpoint is an assignment with a maximum length of 4,000 words (or equivalent) on a topic of the student’s choice, negotiated with the tutor, but thematically related to the topics of the subsequent modules. Through it, students are expected to begin to locate and select relevant literature, and develop their skills in constructing a written argument within an appropriately academic genre. Module content is negotiated between student and supervising tutor. There is therefore no set syllabus.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

EDUC6281 aims to: Begin to support you in acquiring a rigorous and thorough knowledge and understanding of your dissertation area; Begin to enable you to analyse issues of educational policy, culture and administration; Encourage you to engage with current debates in educational research, policy and practice; Begin to equip you with the academic conceptual tools required for studying and assessing the relationship between learning theory and practice in educational and training settings; Begin to develop your capacity for critical, evaluative and independent thinking in the context of educational studies; Develop your capacity for managing your own learning, development and employment.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Begin to support you in acquiring a rigorous and thorough knowledge and understanding of your dissertation area
  • Begin to support you in acquiring a rigorous and thorough knowledge and understanding of your dissertation area
  • Encourage you to engage with current debates in educational research, policy and practice;
  • Begin to equip you with the academic conceptual tools required for studying and assessing the relationship between learning theory and practice in educational and training settings;
  • Begin to develop your capacity for critical, evaluative and independent thinking in the context of educational studies;
  • Develop your capacity for managing your own learning, development and employment

Syllabus

Module content is negotiated between student and supervising tutor. There is therefore no set syllabus.

Special Features

The course is tailored to individual needs so each supervising tutor will discuss with their allocated students the most appropriate ways of working.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

The programme is tailored to each individual student's needs but will usually involve meetings between the supervising tutor and the student, phone/Skype calls, feedback on written work via email and/or in person, recommended reading and, predominantly, self study. Students can access taught sessions and other resources from the other Masters and Doctoral Training provision in Southampton Education School and the full range of University support services.

TypeHours
Independent Study200
Total study time200

Resources & Reading list

A wide range of appropriate texts, journal articles and other resources can be freely accessed through the library. 

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

The module is assessed through an assignment of up to 4000 words (maximum) or equivalent.

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework  (4000 words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Costs

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:

Accommodation and Travel

Students are responsible for their own travel costs to and from the University or meetings elsewhere with their supervising tutor.

Costs of attending a graduation ceremony (e.g. hiring a gown for graduation)

Costs for graduation such as hiring a gown are not covered by the course fee.

Equipment and Materials

Students are responsible for ensuring they have any equipment needed (e.g. computer) to prepare the assignment.

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 www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

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