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Pedagogy

Learning and teaching in WELS

Our teaching methods are designed to make learning as accessible as possible. Central to our approach is teaching that is grounded in practice – drawing on your own experience and examining case studies and real accounts of practice, applying what you learn in your own situation. Thanks to our long standing partnership with the BBC, our case study materials are of the highest quality, and will lead you into the theories and research evidence which are the foundation of an academic understanding of our curriculum. 

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Our modules are developed by research-active academics, educational designers and media developers. Structured multimedia online learning guides steer you week-by-week through the teaching materials (a mixture of text, video and audio that can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week), and you learn by working through interactive, written and practical activities. These tasks test your understanding and develop your ability to express yourself using the key ideas and theories introduced in your modules. You will receive feedback on writing assignments from your tutor and will have regular opportunities for tutorials with other students. 

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