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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LLLC3966 Who do you think you are? Exploring Learning Identities

20 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Nadine Cavigioli

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

Have you ever wondered how you developed into the person you are? This module aims to support you in understanding your current identity by conducting a critical self-reflection on your past lived experiences. You will gain skills in reflective writing to consider identity formation through an intersectional lens.


This module aims to support you to reflect and analyse how your identity has developed over time, drawing upon lived experience data. Using an intersectional lens, your unique identity formation is then analysed drawing upon educational, psychological, and sociological theories. Focusing on an in-depth understanding of yourself within social and cultural contexts (e.g., education) should better equip you to consider the needs of others (such as within teaching and learning contexts).

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

1. Explore and analyse key debates in the construction of identity.

2. Reflect on a range of perspectives on identity and consider their implications in relation to identity formation within a social and cultural context.

3. Use an intersectional lens to critically analyse how identities are constructed.

4. Reflect upon societal norms and identify what influence othering may have on identity formation.

5. Conduct a critical self-reflection to identify and better understand identity formation.

Skills outcomes
Reflective writing


- Range of perspectives on identity.

- Critical analysis of how identities are constructed using an intersectional lens.

- How othering due to societal norms can affect identity formation.

- Reflective writing.

Teaching methods

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

Private study

Students will read a range of theories and perspectives focused on the formation of identity during their private study. They will also practice reflective writing during their independent learning time.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students will receive formative feedback on two of their journal entries. There will also be draft feedback and tutorial support for a draft of the autobiographical report.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay or DissertationAutobiographical report, 3,500 words70.00
Reflective logReflective journal, 1,500 words30.00
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: 29/04/2024 16:16:10


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