Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM270: SEN: Teaching and Learning

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

How this Module is Assessed

In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.

Formative Assessment

A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Written assignment: Critical examination of one key aspect of learning/pedagogical theory 1500 words1, 2, 5 to 12Tutor formative feedback
Poster: Types of special educational need posterEquivalent to 1000 words1-12Tutor and peer feedback

Summative Assessment

A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Written assignment 603000 words1, 3-12Written and grade
Individual Presentation4015 minute presentation + 5 minute question and answers (2,000 words equivalent)2-12Written and grade


Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Written assignment 60%Written assignment (3000 words)1, 3-126 weeks
Individual Presentation 40%15 minute presentation (2,000 words equivalent)2-126 weeks