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Module 1: Thinking about Learning

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This module focuses on assessment for learning and inclusion.

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You will study theories about how learning happens in the classroom and what research tells us about learning. To achieve this, you develop a learning journal based around your teaching role, which will help you reflect on your practice and your professional development as a teacher.


Assessment is based on the completion of coursework for each module, with no written examinations:

  • A Portfolio of Activity as a record of engagement with the module activities
  • Evidence of Professional Practice through at least six annotated and critically considered observations of teaching
  • Three short essays, making up one assignment which explore the themes developed from the teaching of the module plus a short synopsis (4,000 words).