I finally found out this morning that I passed the module and got what I think is a reasonable mark for my essay.
I have started reading for the next module – Leading Learning & Teaching and looking at a text by Frank Coffield – All You Ever Wanted to Know About Learning and Teaching. This was primarily written for FE students but it highlights and raises many relevant issues which teachers and lecturers should also be aware of.
Coffield talks about 3 kinds of learning; surface, deep and strategic learning. For the last module I was definitely a surface learner; I did what was required to achieve the pass. As Coffield points out, we all go through these 3 types of learning at different times, depending on priorities, relevance and interest. We do not stick to one type of learning.