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EDUC6356 Assignment 3

Module Overview

Students elect to follow a particular issue from a suite of options presented on an annual basis by staff in Education. The outcomes of the module are for the student to make an oral presentation on their investigations using technology where appropriate.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The purpose of this module is for the student to focus upon an issue that is of relevance to ‘whole school’ and which is applicable to the preparation of all student teachers

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate one ‘whole School’ issue in depth and detail
  • Conduct research in a school setting
  • Use appropriate research methodologies to conduct research
  • Produce an oral presentation that could be developed for presentation at conference
  • Advise others on this issue within a school setting
  • Present on this issue to other trainees within the programme


The syllabus content will be determined by the Assignment 3 topic which the student is following and the particular aspect that the student identifies for their assessment. Generic content will be aimed at increasing students’ knowledge and understanding of their topic, attention to research methods, how to present and write at Master’s level.

Special Features

This module is only available to students enrolled on an ITT PGCE programme. You will be taught within a research-based environment that is well supported by a strong partnership of schools/colleges and mentors. This enables you to develop th3e necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to become a better critical and reflective practitioner. To further support this development the programmes offer flexibility and personalisation as you are encouraged to follow your own areas of interest and work on different areas of need. This involves having choices within your assignment and taking part in a range of opportunities.

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 130 hours) researching this assignment as individuals. Guest speakers will be used where appropriate.

Independent Study133
Total study time200

Resources & Reading list

Note:. 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

A summatively assessed oral presentation supported by a short written research plan. This module is not subject to anonymous marking, as it involves an oral presentation and the individual is therefore identifiable.


MethodPercentage contribution
Oral presentation  ( minutes) 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Oral presentation  ( minutes) 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

Trainees are expected to read approximately 10 texts for this assignment, but these can be borrowed cost-free from libraries / schools / Tutors etc.

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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