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ED10001: Exploring effective learning

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Education
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 100%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To review the student's own learning in order to identify approaches to learning which are effective and to develop a better understanding of the learning process in the context of study in higher education.

Learning Outcomes:
Students should understand better their own learning and be able to identify effective learning strategies in lectures, seminars, tutorials, private study; they should be able to debate and discuss critically their own learning drawing on experience, reflection and research.

Comprehensive and scholarly written communications (T/F/A)
Effective oral communication (T/F)
Ability to select/summarise and synthesise written information from multiple sources (T/F/A)
Ability to develop rigorous arguments through precise use of concepts and models (F/A)
Ability to apply theory into practice (T/F/A)
Ability to produce work to agreed specifications and deadlines (T/F/A)
Ability to work independently, without close supervision or guidance (T/F/A)
Ability to work effectively as part of group or team (T/F).

The nature of learning; what is learnt (skills, knowledge, values etc.); learning styles; learning in groups; autonomy in learning; communication as part of the learning process; metacognitive skills; study skills; time management. This is the recommended first year unit for those wishing to do one education unit in the year, outside their degree programme.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ED10001 is a Generally Available Unit which is available to all students of the University (subject to the usual constraints) to take either as a Director of Studies approved option within their programme of study or as an 'extra' unit which does not count towards a final award.

ED10001 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AFB09 : BSc (hons) Chemistry with Education (Full-time) - Year 1

ED10001 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AFB01 : BSc (hons) Chemistry (Full-time) - Year 1
  • USCH-AKB02 : BSc (hons) Chemistry with Industrial Training (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 1
  • USCH-AAB02 : BSc (hons) Chemistry with Study Year abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 1
  • USCH-AFM02 : MChem (hons) Chemistry (Full-time) - Year 1
  • USCH-AKM02 : MChem (hons) Chemistry with Industrial Training (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 1
  • USCH-AAM03 : MChem (hons) Chemistry with Study Year Abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 1
Programmes in Natural Sciences
  • UXXX-AFB01 : BSc (hons) Natural Sciences (Full-time) - Year 1
  • UXXX-AKB02 : BSc (hons) Natural Sciences with Industrial Placement (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 1
  • UXXX-AAB02 : BSc (hons) Natural Sciences with Study Year Abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 1
Department of Psychology
  • UHPS-AKB03 : BSc (hons) Psychology (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 1

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/14 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.