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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

Explore how to respond flexibly and positively to the complexities of living, learning and working in the 21st Century.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mrs Catriona Macdonald

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • ED1030 An Introduction to Gaelic Education for Learners (Studied)
  • ED1528 Learning How Others Learn (Studied)
  • ED1542 Learning How Others Learn (Studied)
  • ED1544 Learning How Others Learn (Studied)
  • (Studied)

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Course Description

The context of living, learning and working in the 21st century is complex, diverse and continually changing so effective teachers need to respond flexibly and positively to this. Learning How Others Learn builds on the experiences and outcomes of the first semester course Learning How to Learn, with a focus of study through collaborative enquiry into the many influences on children and young people’s learning. Academic studies on campus with are integrated with investigation and reflection on schools as learning communities. There will be opportunities to work with new technologies in collaboration with these schools.

Further Information & Notes

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

Opportunities for student involvement in the content and structure of the course is given through the student-led seminars. Throughout the course, students are encouraged through engagement with others, to value diversity.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 25 - 34
  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 25 - 35

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt

  • One 3000-word essay (80%)
  • One group presentation (20%)
  • Resubmission of failed criteria in essay (100%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


  • Ongoing formative feedback on contributions and engagement with reading during tutorials.
  • In sufficient time to be able to be used by students to improve their work (typically within four weeks of hand-in, in line with the School of Education's policy on Assessment).
  • Appropriate and relevant feedback to help students understand where they have both gained and lost marks, and how to improve their mark.
  • Face to face meetings between tutors and students who have failed.

Course Learning Outcomes


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