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Accessibility Statement for Children's literature (EA300)

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 (all with transcripts), and some interactive online activities which are self-assessed. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. Printed materials are provided for some content. You will be required to purchase several books to study the module. The list of set books required can be found in the module description. We recommend you buy the current editions of the set books as listed (or the earlier editions listed where these can be obtained). With the exception of the two picture books, it is possible to work from other editions, including Kindle versions, if you have them already. Take care to ensure that you have the full version of Little Women, including the second part, ‘Good Wives’, as some shorter editions include only the first part. In some cases, publishers have issued new editions of the set texts with revised pagination. Information about alternative page numbers for the editions will be provided with the module resources.

Tuition strategy

This module provides a number of learning events in the form of online tutorials. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain some diagrams, images and photographs. Descriptions are provided for most figures. One block examines the role of images in children’s literature and students are expected to carry out visual analysis of illustrated books and picture books. Assessment of this block will be based on the visual material and, although there will be an option which allows you to discuss imagery more broadly, some understanding of visual qualities will be expected. The module team consider that it is possible for a blind or visually impaired student to complete the module.

Finding information

You may be required to search for, and make use of, third-party material online. Alternatives for required/assessed research material can be provided to enable you to meet the learning outcomes of the module.


This module has Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system, and an End-of-Module Assessment (EMA), also submitted online.


You will receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs). This will help you to reflect on your performance and progress. 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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