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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

Enhance knowledge and understanding of learning and teaching through a study of the curriculum, and an exploration of the current context of curricular change through academic and field investigation.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Mrs Jacqueline Stewart

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of ED1528 Learning How Others Learn (Passed) or ED1542 Learning How Others Learn (Passed) or ED1544 Learning How Others Learn (Passed) or ED1547 Learning How Others Learn (Passed)
  • MA (Hons) Education (Studied)
  • One of ED1028 Learning How to Learn (Passed) or ED1056 Learning How to Learn (Passed) or ED1076 Learning How to Learn (Passed) or ED1507 Education for the Environment (Passed)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • ED2512 Learning and Teaching in and Through the Curriculum (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Students will broaden their knowledge of educational systems, professional responsibilities and the implications for teaching and learning in the 21st century. Professional skills of communication, evaluation, critical enquiry and reflection will be further developed within a range of learning contexts. Using collaborative enquiry, students will be encouraged to challenge personally held assumptions and values about effective learning and teaching.

Working in communities of enquiry, students will study aspects of curriculum in depth, making connections to principles of assessment for learning, and theories of involvement and engagement, as indicators of quality learning and teaching. In collaboration with field professionals students will draw on their expanding repertoire of effective learning and teaching strategies and evaluate their application of these in practice.

Further Information & Notes

This course is only available to students on the MA(Honours) Education

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 30 August 2024 for 1st half-session courses and 20 December 2024 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Evaluation of Fieldwork Experience (20%); Written Assignment 1 (30%); Written Assignment 2 (50%)

Resit: Written Assignment 1 (30%); Written Assignment 2 (50%).

Formative Assessment

Formative Assessment opportunities are provided by tutors giving students feedback on their personal and professional development targets which they set at the outset of the course in relation to SITE and their Year 1 experiences. Formative Assessment is also undertaken when the students have the opportunity to demonstrate their progress.


Feedback is provided by oral and written means for formative feedback and written tutor report for summative feedback.

Course Learning Outcomes


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