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EDUC5055M Directed Study in Education 1

15 credits

Module manager: Dr Mohammad Ahmadian

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is not approved as an Elective


In completing this module students will be able to:

- identify an educational topic of professional or personal interest or of immediate individual concern in their own school or college;
- engage in discussion with a tutor(s) concerning how this topic might be investigated;
- under supervision, carry out the study and associated reading or, if appropriate, research in their own school/college on the topic placing this school/college-based study and the individual school/college into the broader perspective of the experience of other institutions and of the national/local situation;
- under supervision, write up the study in an appropriate form.


- Students negotiate the content and format of Directed Study on an individual basis.
- The programme of reading will be dependent on the subject under study.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours148.00
Total Contact hours2.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

These four hours may be face-to-face or distance, and may take the form of lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical classes, as agreed between the tutor and the student.

Additional meetings may be held subject to agreement between students and supervisors.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Progress will be assessed during discussions between tutor and student.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay3,000 words or equivalent piece of work100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 13/09/2021


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