Accessibility Statement for Living psychology: from the everyday to the extraordinary (DD210)
Mode of study
All of this module’s study materials are available online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images, short audio/video clips (all with transcripts/subtitles), diagrams, interactive media, animations, multiple choice self-assessed quizzes. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms.
This module provides a range of learning events: online tutorials, and two face to face day schools (These also have online versions available). The University policy is that all learning events will be recorded by default. The number of online events may be limited depending on location. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.
Working with others
We recommend you take part in discussions in forums as part of the normal week by week discussions of learning activities in forums, as well as participate in tutorials. This includes looking at, and commenting on, others’ posts in a forum. You may also be asked in tutorials to share in an activity with others. This is not assessed and these activities are not compulsory.
Mathematical and scientific expressions and notations
Some reference may be made to basic statistical tests such as correlation and percentages, and this forms a part of the assessment in one tutor-marked assignment. Guidance is given for this and explanations of the concepts provided.
Diagrams and other visual content
The study materials contain some diagrams, graphs and photographs. Reading and interpreting these may occasionally be required for aiding your learning and understanding of some parts of the teaching material. Explanations of figures and diagrams are provided. Questions regarding figures and other diagrams can also be raised with a tutor or in the forum.
You may be required to search for, and make use of, third party material online and to include this in your assessments. Guidance on how to do this is given via links to library information literacy resources. While not an absolute requirement to pass, it helps you develop skills of independently researching topics.
This module has tutor-marked assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system, interactive computer-marked assignments (iCMAs) completed online, and an end-of-module assessment submitted online.
You will receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs). This will help you to reflect on your TMA performance. You should refer to it to help you prepare for your next assignment.
All University modules are structured according to a set timetable and you will need time-management skills to keep your studies on track. You will be supported in developing these skills.
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Conditions of professional practice
The module includes material on ethics governing psychological research as set out by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Taking the module does not on its own qualify a student as competent to practice as a psychologist.