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EDUC6354 Assignment 1

Module Overview

The outcomes of this module will comprise: - A literature review which presents and synthesises 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

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 lectures, small group seminars and individual tutorials. 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 Study65
Total study time200

Resources & Reading list

.. You will be provided with, and asked to access, a range of resources including texts, journals, government papers/policies, etc. These will be made available to you on Blackboard.


Assessment Strategy

Referral Method - by set Coursework assignment. This assignment must be passed at Masters Level - so above 50%. This module is not subject to anonymous marking, as topics chosen relate to a specific trainee's teaching practice and the individual is therefore identifiable.


MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (4000 words) 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (4000 words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External


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 within the programme specification. 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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