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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

EDUC1014 Becoming a Practitioner of Learning

20 creditsClass Size: 100

Module manager: Indira Banner

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Module replaces

EDUC 1015 for these programmes but it will be retained for the BSc Psychology with Education

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module is designed for all new Y1 UG students on the BA Education and BA Childhood Studies programmes. The module provides a common 20 credit introduction to becoming a learner at university level so that students develop the grounding needed in thinking critically and reflecting on their development as learners, and are practically and philosophically equipped to develop as reflective, autonomous learners throughout their university career. The module will be run during Semester 1 so that students have the early support they need to make the most of Semester 2 and the rest of their university careers. The sessions will be designed so that Y1 BSc Psychology with Education students can attend the first three sessions, in the form of a supernumerary module.


1. to develop students' awareness and understanding of the social nature of learning
2. to develop reflective awareness of students' own learning
3. to develop students' confidence and independence as learners
4. to introduce and start to develop research skills
5. to develop skills in critical reading, writing and analysis using good academic practice

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module, students will have:

1. increased understanding of the social, material and ethical nature of learning
2. enhanced reflective awareness of their own learning processes and development
3. introductory knowledge of research skills to support their learning
4. enhanced awareness of issues of intellectual preperty, academic integrity and online behaviour, especially as they influence scholarly progress and identity


Indicative content

Exploration of the social nature of learning through students reflecting on their experiences as learners
Introduction to what it means to think critically
Applying social, material and ethical knowledge lenses to explore perspectives on learning and experience examples of using theoretical frameworks to analyse social phenomena
Academic integrity and ethics in researching and developing learning
Identifying and researching a puzzle about your own learning
Accessing and using the library to support your learning

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours176.00
Total Contact hours24.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Students will use this time to prepare their assignments and engage in activities set between sessions.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Student progress will be monitored through:
• Assessment and feedback
• Monitoring (during teaching sessions) on student performance of tasks
• Encouraging, and observing the level of, student participation in class discussions
• Monitoring students’ completion of VLE tasks and contributions to VLE discussion threads

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1 x 500 words5.00
Project1 x 1000 word research project50.00
PresentationAcademic presentation to a group of peers40.00
Online AssessmentAcademic integrity tutorial and test5.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The 1 x 500 word essay is assessed as Pass or Fail The Academic Integrity tutorial and test is assessed as Pass or Fail

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 15/03/2022


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