Postgraduate

Modules

Modules

EDU8049 : Learning and Social Environment

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 30
ECTS Credits: 15.0

Aims

In developing the professional repertoire of educational psychologists in training we include here the understanding and assessment of the teaching and learning environment, children’s development, learning styles and approaches. In relation to children’s development we will consider their cognitive, emotional, social and communication abilities all within a situational context / an ecological framework. We will introduce good models of teaching and classroom management techniques that are found in a range of educational settings. This module will also focus on the development of effective psychological assessment, intervention and evaluation.

This module provides an opportunity to consider conceptual and theoretical aspects of professional issues. In the assignment students are required to focus on one of the following:

• The development of learning through play;
• The development of literacy;
• The development of language and social communication;
• The development of social interaction.

Outline Of Syllabus

Working as a group: The psychology of group dynamics
Introduction to Enquiry-based learning
Key areas of psychology
Using literature in EBL and EP research
Observation: methods and techniques
The development of language)
Knowledge of Educational Systems and Child Development
Ethics

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1100:00100:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading160:0060:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops428:00112:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyProject work17:007:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity17:007:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity17:007:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study17:007:00N/A
Total300:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Presentation and discussion in seminars outlines the field and areas for enquiry. Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) requires group work, research and synthesis. Professional Fieldwork Practice provides context and active engagement. The assignment requires consolidation, reflection, distillation and communication.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M1004,000 - 5,000 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Written formative and summative feedback is given to each student. Students are then required to indicate how they have addressed points for development.

Presentation and discussion in seminars outlines the field and areas for enquiry. Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) requires group work, research and synthesis. Professional Fieldwork Practice provides context and active engagement. The assignment requires consolidation, reflection, distillation and communication.

Reading Lists

Timetable