EDM192-Student Enrichment Programme

Module Provider: Institute of Education
Number of credits: 0 [0 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2021/2

Module Convenor: Dr Rebecca Berkley
Email: r.m.berkley@reading.ac.uk

Module Co-convenor: Mrs Rachel Roberts
Email: r.l.roberts@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

There are two aspects to this module, one the English Language skills taught across two terms for full timers and the other the general study skills support run in the Autumn term for full timers and as a much reduced timetable for part timers.  It is designed as a non-credit bearing module so that there is no additional formal assessment at the end of each term, but an expectation that students will attend and a record of the module will be placed on student transcripts.


The module acts as a forum for all full time students to explore the educational approach and to develop their cultural awareness as well as strengthen their English language and study skills. For part timers it provides the forum to develop their study skills. It also provides a group venue for discussions about the programme in general.

  • To gain an understanding of culture

  • To gain an understanding of the MA in Education Programme

  • To enhance level 7 study skills

  • To practice and develop English language skills

Assessable learning outcomes:

Additional outcomes:

  • Practise English language skills in their chosen subject specialism (education)

  • Increase their awareness and understanding of culture

  • Increase personal ability in level 7 research and study skills

Outline content:

  • Introduction to the MA in Education

  • Introduction to the University of Reading

  • Writing workshop to improve academic writing

  • Oral presentation skills

  • Introduction to use of the library

  • Cultural awareness

  • Study skills development

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

This module will be delivered in interactive sessions, which include small group work and lecturing. Some Spring term sessions are designed to be delivered through blended learning. Sessions will require some pre-reading, and students should be prepared to contribute their views and work collaboratively in order to make the sessions interactive.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 40 20
Guided independent study: 40 40
Total hours by term 80 60
Total hours for module

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

The module will not be award bearing so there will not be a formal assessment.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:

The below information applies to students on taught programmes except those on Postgraduate Flexible programmes. Penalties for late submission, and the associated procedures, which apply to Postgraduate Flexible programmes are specified in the policy “Penalties for late submission for Postgraduate Flexible programmes”, which can be found here: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/files/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmissionPGflexible.pdf
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 pass the module attendance is required at all sessions, unless exemption has been granted for particular sessions or there is a valid, pre-agreed, reason for absence.

Reassessment arrangements:

Reassessment is not possible; no additional sessions will be offered.

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: 

Last updated: 28 October 2021


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