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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LLLC1415 How Do Learners Learn

20 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Anita Collins

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module aims to develop your understanding of the nature and complexities of learning and the implications for lifelong education. You will be made aware of some of the historic and contemporary debates about learning and will be required to explore different perspectives and approaches.


1. Explore and analyse psychological, social and environmental aspects of learning in relation to relevant theories of learning
2. Interrogate learning as a complex activity
3. Analyse and evaluate the relationship between the nature of learning and the process of teaching and supporting learning.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module students should be able to:

1. Evaluate a range of concepts and theories of learning
2. Analyse learning as a complex activity
3. Analyse psychological, social and environmental factors which affect learning
4. Apply concepts and theories of learning to own experience and in relation to different learners and contexts

Skills Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will have demonstrated the following skills learning outcomes:

1. Evaluate different arguments and perspectives, using supporting evidence to form opinions, arguments, theories and ideas. (Academic)
2. Write in a clear, concise, focused and structured manner that is supported by relevant evidence. (Academic)


Details of the syllabus will be provided on the Minerva organisation (or equivalent) for the module

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours180.00
Private study hours0.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

There will be ongoing monitoring of student progress throughout the module via student engagement in and contributions to lecture and seminars, and via formative feedback on reflective writing and assignment drafts. There will also be tutorials to monitor progress. Access to tutors is always available via e-mail and telephone.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Online AssessmentOnline Quiz30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

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

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 27/02/2024


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