Teaching, learning and assessment methods
To help you develop your knowledge and understanding and to nurture your skills the modules offer:
- core teaching texts and study guides
- extensive guided reading
- case studies, using text and audio-visual media
- audio and visual resources
- face-to-face and online tutorials
- activities, individual and group, giving opportunities to develop and practice a range of skills
- opportunities for you to reflect on your own practice.
The above knowledge, understanding and skills are assessed formally via regular assignments and an examinable component at the end of each module. Your understanding and skills are reinforced by support from tutors in the form of feedback based on your assignment answers. The examinable component is an examination or an end-of-module project report.
Throughout you receive support from tutors. Your tutors are selected for their knowledge of the subject areas and experience in its practical application and they support your learning by phone, letter, fax, email when required, and by group tutorials.
The core modules in the diploma and also many optional modules make extensive use of electronic working in delivery, assessment, tutor-student support and student-student support. Students from the UK and worldwide are therefore able to study this programme whilst remaining in full-time employment.