ED2BSA-Study abroad (term)

Module Provider: Institute of Education
Number of credits: 40 [20 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2021/2

Module Convenor: Mr David Dobraszczyk
Email: d.dobraszczyk@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

Class size restrictions apply to this module (where applicable): in the case of applicants exceeding numbers available, places will be offered on the basis of a students’ previous engagement and achievement in the programme.

This module will give students the opportunity to visit an institution overseas in order to gain experience and develop skills from reflection and participation in learning within an alternative educational environment.

Students will attend lectures, to be agreed with the partner organisation and to be the equivalent of 40 credits (20 ECTS).


This module aims to provide students with the experience of studying educational modules in an overseas educational institution.

Assessable learning outcomes:

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to complete assignments at the host institution

  • Respond to the expectations of the host institution in terms of assessment completion and deadline meeting

  • Reflect upon the experience of studying overseas and the opportunities that it has provided

  • Reflect upon the challenges and how these have been overcome.

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Additional outcomes:

This module and the related experience will develop the students’ confidence and capacity for problem-solving. 

Outline content:

Students will take modules at an approved host institution with an equivalent to 40 credits.

Students will be required to meet the deadlines and assessment methods of the host institution as well as to complete a reflective journal throughout their stay.

Global context:

This module will inform students of the distinctions and similarities in teaching and learning processes and functions in overseas learning environments as well as giving students the opportunity to widen their cultural experiences and understanding.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

This module for a Term abroad will be delivered in an overseas institution. Teaching and assessment will follow a pattern set by the host university and approved by the University of Reading.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Year aboad 400
Total hours by term 400 0 0
Total hours for module 400

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Number and length of assignments and in-class tests, and submission date for each assignment (expressed as a week of a specific Term):

  • Reflection on study abroad (20 credits, 2500 words)

  • Assessment agreed by partner institution (20 credits)

Specific dates relating to the assessments will be available before the module starts, in the Module Handbook.

Formative assessment methods:

To be agreed by partner institution

Penalties for late submission:

The Support Centres will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.
The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

Assessment requirements for a pass:

To be agreed with partner institution.

Reassessment arrangements:

Should a student fail a module, they will be reassessed by an equivalent assessment on their return to their home institution.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

1) Required text books: 

2) Specialist equipment or materials: 

3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear: 

4) Printing and binding: 

5) Computers and devices with a particular specification: 

6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence: There will be additional costs in this area. There may be subsidies available through Erasmus or Erasmus +

Last updated: 13 August 2021


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