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Teaching & Learning in Schools - EDU00039M

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  • Department: Education
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Jan Hardman
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19

Module summary

This module focuses on aspects of teaching and learning in schools.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2018-19

Module aims

To introduce students to key psychological ideas that have been applied to teaching and learning in schools.

Module learning outcomes

Subject content:

  • Understand and able to critically reflect upon key psychological ideas regarding teaching and learning in schools.
  • Display awareness of theoretical frameworks and relevant research writings and findings regarding teaching and learning in schools.

Academic and graduate skills:

  • Able to critically analyse and communicate theoretical frameworks and research findings.
  • Aware of issues concerning the collection and interpretation of research data.
  • Able to identify relevant research literature.
  • Able to develop and make use of ICT skills.

Module content

Module Structure (week by week):

  • Week 2: Models of teaching.
  • Week 3: Effective teaching.
  • Week 4: Pupil learning.
  • Week 5: Learning activities.
  • Week 6: Pupil differences.
  • Week 7: Teaching skills.
  • Week 8: Teacher-pupil relationships.
  • Week 9: Pupil misbehaviour.
  • Week 10: School improvement.


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Module feedback

You will receive feedback in a range of ways throughout this module. This will include oral feedback in class, responses to posts on the VLE discussion board and written comments on work. You will have the chance to obtain feedback on your writing during the module, and you will have a short one-to-one meeting with a module tutor to discuss assessments.

You will be provided physical written feedback on assignment report sheets as well as them being readily available on the VLE. Feedback in the department will take 4 to 6 weeks.

Indicative reading

Kyriacou, C. (2018). Essential Teaching Skills (5th edn). Oxford: Oxford University Press.  

Long, M., Wood, C., Littleton, K., Passenger, T., & Sheehy, K. (2010). The psychology of education (2nd ed.). London: RoutledgeFalmer.

Woolfolk, A., Hughes, M., & Walkup, V. (2012). Psychology in education (2nd ed.). London: Pearson.

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