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ED1564: STUDY SKILLS (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on effective learning and academic writing. The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study. This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week.

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 McDonald

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

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2
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  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Throughout the course, both on and off campus, students are encouraged, through engagement with others, to value and promote diversity.

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 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Two 1,500 word written assignments. Part A and Part B must be completed successfully.

Resit: Resubmission of failed criteria within the written assignment, either or both parts (dependant on initial result).

Formative Assessment

Students will receive formative feedback from tutors prior to completing the summative assessment. This will take the form of monitoring the student’s ability to engage with online distance learning.


In keeping with the School of Education policy on assessment, and in sufficient time for students to be able to improve their work through feedback, detailed written feedback on assessment is provided to students (typically within four weeks of submission). Feedback highlights strengths and gives clear guidelines for improvement. Face to face meetings or telephone tutor support can be arranged for students who are not succeeding.

Course Learning Outcomes


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