You’ll learn through a range of teaching and learning formats
When studying our BA (Hons) Early Years Development and Learning degree and Norland diploma integrated course, our students enjoy high success rates because we use a wide range of teaching and learning techniques to suit different learning styles and provide tailored student support services. The percentage of students that graduate from the degree is well above average, comparable only to the very top academic universities in the UK.
You’ll be taught in lectures, seminars and tutorials (both tutor- and student-led) and supported by directed research. You’ll also learn through practical workshops and classes, through tutor- and self-directed study and through the application of theory and reflective practice in real-world situations. You’ll also benefit from technology enhanced learning through a virtual learning environment designed to complement face-to-face learning and access to a dedicated specialist library and resource tutorials.
You’ll be assessed throughout your training using a variety of methods
We’ll use formative assessment to determine your day-to-day learning and development by observing your participation in tasks, by questioning, quizzes, peer assessment and many other methods.
We’ll use summative assessment to identify your achievement at key stages throughout the programme, which will contribute to your marks and grades. Summative assessment will mostly be done through different coursework methods and a small proportion of written exams. We will set appropriate and inclusive assessment tasks with clear marking criteria in advance to promote and measure learning and ensure feedback is prompt so you can reflect on your work, rectify mistakes and measure your own progress. You’ll complete placement-based assessments, such as observations, plans and other work-based materials.
In the final year of the BA (Hons) Early Years Development and Learning degree, you’ll complete a work-based project enabling you to demonstrate your knowledge, understanding and skills to the highest level.Read our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Policy
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