Accessibility Statement for Learning and teaching in the primary years (E103)
Mode of study
Some of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images; audio and video clips of varying length (all with transcripts/subtitles); diagrams; interactive media; and animations. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. Printed materials are provided for most module content, with the exception of the online guides, and activities including the interactive material.
This module provides a range of learning events: face-to-face and online tutorials. Each face-to-face learning event offers an online (or other) alternative. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.
Working with others
You will be required to interact with other students. This includes discussing your responses to online activities with other students in your tutor group forum.
You are strongly encouraged to arrange to spend a minimum of ten days in a school during the module to observe teaching and learning and gain experience of a practice setting. Some assessment tasks require you to write about observations carried out in a school, but video alternatives are provided within the module materials in the event that you are unable to make the necessary arrangements to undertake an observation in a school
Mathematical and scientific expressions and notations
A limited number of mathematical and scientific symbols and expressions are used in a small part of the module. There is no specific requirement to use such notation within assessment.
Diagrams and other visual content
The study materials contain diagrams , but is not specifically assessed. Figure descriptions are provided for all figures.
You may be required to search for, and make use of, third‑party material online, but this is not specifically assessed.
This module has Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system.
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
This module is not governed by any guidance for fitness for professional practice, but students are required to adhere to the BERA ethical guidelines when spending time in and writing about school. See the BERA Ethical Guidelines for Educational Research for more information.