taught time

Related Overviews


'taught time' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Education


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

In the context of schools, taught time represents the number of hours which pupils spend in lessons. A report produced by Ofsted in 1994, with the eponymous title Taught Time, suggested that there was insufficient evidence of a correlation between levels of pupil achievement and length of teaching time to support arguments for an increase in the recommended minimum taught time in schools. It may be taken, however, to support the argument that the quality of learning is not solely dependent on the quantity of teaching. In further and higher education, taught time refers to the number of hours of active teacher contact, as opposed to hours of structured or supervised independent study, such as that undertaken in project work or for research. Thus, a module at master's level, for example, might be designated as involving the student in 120 hours of study, 30 of which are taught time.

Subjects: Education.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.