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ED501Q
Leading for Learning
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Anne Halshall and Sandra Nicol

Pre-requisite(s): None for MSc: Leadership in Professional Contexts Completion of first compulsory module, Professional Perspectives in Education, for Chartered Teacher programme.

a) The current context for Leadership and Chartered Teacher Standards
b) Outline the main theoretical approaches for Leading for Learning
c) Identify and assess the needs for Leading Learning in the context of the participant's own professional environment
d) Principles and practices of developing a role in leading the co-ordination of a community of learners
e) Support a positive climate through the identification and reinforcement of good practice

Participants will complete on-line units which will lead them through the principles and practices of Leading for Learning.
Readings which draw on the main theories and research findings concerning Leading for Learning will support reflective activities and work-based projects.
The taught element, available at a distance, on-line or face-to-face, or a combination thereof, will explore the key concepts underpinning the module and relate them to the processes of Leading for Learning.

1st attempt: Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment, assignment(s) equivalent to a total of 6,000 words, taking account of different reporting formats. Assignments will be criterion referenced.

Resit: A revised version of the appropriate part of the assessment will be required in the event of a submission failing to meet the assessment criteria. There will be only one opportunity to re-submit the assignment.

ED501S
Moving Image Education
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Sandra Nicol

Pre-requisite(s):

• analysis of the case for MIE in relation to national priorities and curriculum guidance.
• an overview of curriculum development, provision, practice and research in MIE
• an exploration of Moving Image cultural heritage
• a review of existing resources and sources of support for MIE in the curriculum
• an examination of resource implications for introducing MIE via low tech’ and high tech’ strategies
• exploration of moving image hardware and software at a variety of levels of technical complexity and across platforms
• creating and adapting moving images
• analysis of the key aspects of moving images: representation, narrative, audience, the language of film.
• analysis of current learning theory in relating to moving image education
• analysis of case studies of moving image projects completed with children and young people with respect to the nature and quality of learning arising, resource and management issues, and curricular/cross-curricular impact
• analysis and critique of commercial MIE resources and how they are intended may be adapted, to support teaching and learning.

Face-to-face delivery: 40 hours including morning and afternoon seminars, group support tutorials and individual tutorials.

Distance/on-line learning: regular support at a distance per student.

Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment 1 assignment equivalent to a total of 6000 words taking account of different reporting formats. Assessment will be criteria-based.

ED501T
Care and Support in Action (On Campus)
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Sandra Paterson

Pre-requisite(s):

Note(s): The general aim of this module is to enable participants to explore and reflect critically on the principles, processes and practices of universal and targeted care and the ways in which provision can be delivered effectively within a caring establishment. It aims to develop participants’ professionalism through enhancing the requisite knowledge and understanding, skills and attributes called for by the complex and demanding role of the supportive caring professional.

Key philosophy and theories which have influenced the establishment of pastoral care/ support ethos/ in schools and colleges and other helping agencies;
Universal, targeted, personal support and the National documents including ‘Happy Safe and Achieving their Potential’; ‘Getting it Right for Every Child’
Ethos and the 'caring community';
Clarification of attitudes and values;
Caring principles, policies and practices - meeting the developmental needs of young people/;
CfE-the support entitlement;
Whole school/college/institutional approaches support;
Pastoral ethos and care systems;
Support roles and responsibilities;
Multi-agency working;
Inter-agency Home-school partnerships;
Child protection and inter-departmental/inter-agency/team working;
Case studies;
Self-evaluation, quality assurance and improvement planning;

40 hours delivery time to include 20 one hour lectures, 8 two hour seminars, 4 hours active task work per student.

Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment
assignment(s) equivalent to a total of 6,000 words taking account of different reporting formats. Assessment will be criteria-based.

ED501U
Care and Support in Action (Distance Learning)
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Sandra Paterson

Pre-requisite(s):

Note(s): The general aim of this module is to enable participants to explore and reflect critically on the principles, processes and practices of universal and targeted care and the ways in which provision can be delivered effectively within a caring establishment. It aims to develop participants’ professionalism through enhancing the requisite knowledge and understanding, skills and attributes called for by the complex and demanding role of the supportive caring professional.

Key philosophy and theories which have influenced the establishment of pastoral care/ support ethos/ in schools and colleges and other helping agencies;
Universal, targeted, personal support and the National documents including ‘Happy Safe and Achieving their Potential’; ‘Getting it Right for Every Child’
Ethos and the 'caring community';
Clarification of attitudes and values;
Caring principles, policies and practices - meeting the developmental needs of young people/;
CfE-the support entitlement;
Whole school/college/institutional approaches support;
Pastoral ethos and care systems;
Support roles and responsibilities;
Multi-agency working;
Inter-agency Home-school partnerships;
Child protection and inter-departmental/inter-agency/team working;
Case studies;
Self-evaluation, quality assurance and improvement planning;

40 hours delivery time including regular support at a distance.

Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment
assignment(s) equivalent to a total of 6,000 words taking account of different reporting formats. Assessment will be criteria-based.

ED502A
Powerful Literacies
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Aileen Ackland

Pre-requisite(s):

Histories of Literacies; technologies of literacies; shifting discourses and definitions of literaciesl the nature of literacy, language and information in contemporary communities; the socio-cultural implications of this changing communication and information landscape; contemporary profesional discourse; critical discourse analysis; the politics of writing; multimodal texts; power, structure and agency in relation to literacies; contributing to change in policy and practice in Adult Literacies education with discursive practices.

E-learning. This will include a mix of individual online study, facilitated synchronous and asynchronous communication and collaboration to a maximum of 40 hours.

Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment assignment(s) equivalent to a total of 6000 words in a multi-modal text. Assessment will be criterion-based. Assessments will be graded using the University's CAS scale.

ED502F
Change Knowledge
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Anne Halsall

Pre-requisite(s):

The following topics will form the core of the course:

• School Culture
• Change Models
• Situational Analysis & Change
• Change, Resistance & Conflict
• Re-culturing Organisations

The course will be available in different formats, the balance of which will be negotiated with individual applicants and education authorities.

A directed study programme with set reading, reflective activities and school based tasks involving project planning and implementation will support a seminar programme. The seminar programme will explore the key concepts underpinning the course and relate them to practice. Within the seminar programme there will be a mixture of tutor input, group discussions and individual support.

The taught element, available at a distance, on line or face to face where viable, will explore the key concepts underpinning the course and relate them to practice. Half of the notional student effort will be directed toward professional action.

1st Attempt: The summative instrument for this module will be literature review of aspects of change processes and an organisational situational analysis in a 3000-4000 word or equivalent submission. Assessment will be criteria-based.

Resit: A revised version of the appropriate part of the assessment will be required in the event of a submission failing to meet the assessment criteria.

ED502G
Leading Learning and Teaching
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Aileen Ackland

Pre-requisite(s):

The content of the course is designed to support participants through an evaluation of learning and teaching and drawing up recommendations for improvement.

The following topics will form the core of the course.

• revisiting learning and teaching theories
• learning and teaching in an inclusive environment
• developing learning and teaching to support effective learning
• curriculum evaluation
• creating a learning and teaching policy.

The course will be available in different formats, the balance of which will be negotiated with individual applicants and education authorities.

A directed study programme with set reading, reflective activities and school based tasks involving project planning and implementation will support a seminar programme. The seminar programme will explore the key concepts underpinning the course and relate them to practice. Within the seminar programme there will be a mixture of tutor input, group discussions and individual support.

The taught element, available at a distance, on line or face to face where viable, will explore the key concepts underpinning the course and relate them to practice. Half of the notional student effort will be directed towards professional action.

1st attempt: For this module the summative assessment will be the creation and presentation of a draft Learning and Teaching Policy, draft CPD Programme and associated support materials or an equivalent and a report on the rationale underpinning in the construction of the policy, programme or equivalent.

Length of submission 3000 - 4000 words plus associated evidence.

Assessment will be criteria-based.

Resit: A revised version of the appropriate part of the assessment will be required in the event of a submission failing to meet the assessment criteria.

ED502J
Introducing Leadership
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Anne Halsall

Pre-requisite(s):

Note(s): This course is also available as an option as follows: ED504A (Chartered Teacher).

* The current context for leadership studies
* Outline of the main theoretical approaches to leadership and followership
* Leadership in educational settings - survey of research findings
* Leadership and organisational culture - the effect of context
* Some practical applications of leadership models (with particular reference to notions of 'distributed leadership'
* Reviewing leadership experience critically.

Participants will complete four on-line unites of study covering the major elements listed above. They will be expected to undertake guided reading for each unit, to extend this reading by their own investigation of a related topic and then to contribute to a discussion forum exploring the issues raised.

Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment an assignment of 3000-4000 words on a relevant topic.

ED502L
Action Research Project
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Anne Halsall

Pre-requisite(s):

This course provides the opportunity for participants to acquire and practice skills associated with the planning and implementation of an action research project within the participant’s work-base or related area.

Through:

 Exploring the relationships between policy, practice and research;
 Reducing the gap between theory and practice and cutting the theory and practice divide
 Examining professional development within the current context of professionalism;
 Understanding the action research within the qualitative and mixed methods research paradigm, the associated underlying philosophies and the important concept of ‘methodology’;
 Understanding where Action research sits in relation to other qualitative research methods and forms of inquiry.
 Developing information/literature search skills;
 reviewing research reports and reading critically; identifying methodological issues;
 Writing a literature review ;
 Planning, designing and implementing a small scale research project;
 Analysing data and representing research.
 Disseminating research findings.

Mix of lectures, tutorials and group work + individual tutorial time. Lectures may be face-to-face or virtual face to face using synchronous technology (Collaborate) or a blend of the two.

1st attempt: Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment assignment(s) equivalent to a total of 6000 words taking account of different reporting formats. Assessment will be criterion-based.

Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED502N
Effective Post Graduate Study and English Language in an Academic Context
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: David McMurtry

Pre-requisite(s):

Spoken and written English language.
Postgraduate study: expectations and requirements
The use of library and online resources in research.
Undertaking a literature search and review
Study skills and strategies and sources of support
Setting realistic and effective learning aims, goals or targets.
Academic writing: Thinking reflectively and writing critically

Teaching will involve a blend of ‘face-to-face’ learning (1 X 3 hour tutor led workshop; 1 X 1 hour tutor led workshop; 3 X 3 hour workshop) and on-line learning (3 X 1 hour virtual workshop) using the University and School of Education online learning facilities and provision.

Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment one assignment equivalent to a total of 3 000 words, taking account of different reporting formats. The assignment will require participants to a) undertake a literature search, identify three pieces of appropriate literature and write an annotated bibliography, b) critically reflect upon their experiences in the course and c) establish and discuss their broad learning aims, goals and targets for their study throughout the Programme.

ED502O
Enterprise Education and the Global Society
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: David McMurtry

Pre-requisite(s):

 Globalization and the challenge for educators
 Current educational initiatives, priorities and approaches in Scotland and China. Examples are the use of the use of technology in learning and teaching; approaches to assessment; meeting learner needs; facilitating the development of enterprising learners and teachers; approaches to partnership.
 Exploring educational and pedagogical issues and applications in practice in different settings and contexts.

Teaching will involve a blend of ‘face-to-face’ learning (1 X 3 hour tutor led workshop; 1 X 1 hour tutor led workshop; 3 X 3 hour workshop) and on-line learning (3 X 1 hour virtual workshop) using the University and School of Education online learning facilities and provision.

Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment one assignment equivalent to a total of 3 000 words, taking account of different reporting formats. The assignment will require participants to review and reflect upon two global educational issues, priorities or approaches of their choice, each from the perspective or stance taken in two different countries and to discuss critically opportunities and challenges these issues raise in their own practice settings. Assessment will be criteria-based.

ED502P
Education for Employability, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: David McMurtry

Pre-requisite(s):

Part 1: Employability education/employability skills (mandatory) – the development of employability skills and dispositions in learners. Part 1 will explore and exemplify an enterprising approach to teaching and learning for employability education.

Part 2: In part two, students will explore and exemplify an enterprising approach to teaching and learning within one key theme or topic chosen from:

• The ‘Confucius Classroom’. A study of the Scottish Government’s Confucius Classroom Initiative which promotes active learning about Chinese culture and the study of Mandarin by learners in Scotland’s schools.
• Enterprise education – school and classroom based studies of enterprise education in practice
• New partnerships and enterprise – exploring the role of partnerships in promoting, supporting and developing enterprise, employability and entrepreneurship
• Entrepreneurship – current approaches to entrepreneurship education (in partnership with UoA Business School)
• Education for careers - a study of current thinking and approaches on promoting careers education (undergraduate focus) in partnership with UoA Careers Service.

Teaching will involve a blend of ‘face-to-face’ learning (1 X 3 hour tutor led workshop; 1 X 1 hour tutor led workshop; 3 X 3 hour workshop) and on-line learning (3 X 1 hour virtual workshop) using the University and School of Education online learning facilities and provision.

Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment one assignment, in two parts, equivalent to a total of 6 000 words, taking account of different reporting formats. The assignment will require participants to:

Part 1 (3 000 words): Write a report in which they explore the development of an enterprising approach to teaching and learning in employability education, with reference to literature, research and contemporary practice.

Part 2 (3 000 words): Write a report which is a critical, research-based analysis of enterprising teaching and learning, within the key theme or topic study in part 2 of the course. The report will also include descriptive and reflective writing about the learning experiences undertaken and the successful learning achieved by the participant.

ED502Q
Enterprising Teaching and Learning
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: David McMurty

Pre-requisite(s):

 Learners – qualities, capacities, skills and dispositions associated with being an enterprising learner.
 Teachers – practices, approaches, methods, habits, development associated with being an enterprising teacher.
 Learning experiences – constructing, creating, delivering and evaluating more enterprising approaches to teaching and learning.
 Learning outcomes – the educational gains, claims, advantages and problems associated with enterprising learning and teaching.
 Learning contexts – enterprising teaching and learning in situ: exploring the territory.
 Learning exemplars – inquiry with individuals or groups who exemplify more enterprising approaches to learning and teaching.

Teaching will involve a blend of ‘face-to-face’ learning and on-line learning using the University and School of Education online learning facilities and provision. The ‘face-to-face’ learning will be a mix of tutor-led workshops, seminars and tutorials and group-led seminars. Individual study is also timetabled (see document 3, page 5 ‘Delivery Arrangements’).

Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment one assignment equivalent to a total of 6000 words, taking account of different reporting formats. The assignment will require participants to
critically analyse and discuss the characteristics of enterprising learners and teachers
critically discuss factors and issues involved in developing enterprising learning and teaching
illustrate and exemplify practice associated with enterprising learning and teaching from either one primary school stage or one secondary school subject.
reflect upon and evaluate their own capacities as an enterprising learner and teacher and the challenges and opportunities that exist in their professional context

ED503A
Developing Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Lorna Glen

Pre-requisite(s): Only available to students who have already completed Preparing for Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools.

* Further exploration of supporting learners and learning in the primary school.
* Deepening understanding of learning through the Primary/Secondary Curriculum
* Developing Inclusive Practice
* Creating an inclusive learning environment
* Current issues in Scottish Education
* Continuing Professional Development: Probation and Beyond.

Teaching will be a mixture of virtual lectures, workshops and online collaborative learning providing 40 hours of contact.

One summative assessment in-course paper of 6000-8000 words "Inclusion in the Primary Classroom".

ED503B
Preparing for Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Lorna Glen

Pre-requisite(s):

* How students learn
* How children learn
* Legislative Frameworks for Scottish Education (including Social Justice and Child Protection)
* Exploring difference
* An inclusive approach to supporting learning
* Assessment for and of learning
* Scottish curricula
* Exploring learning through the 3-18 curriculum
* The reflective practioneer.

Teaching will be a mixture of virtual lectures, workshops and online collaborative learning providing 40 hours contact.

One summative assessment in-course paper of 6000-8000 words of "How Children Learn and How We Know They Are Learning with Reference to the Primary Classroom".

ED503C
Effective Teaching of Numeracy 1: Developing Mathematical Thinking
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: He;en Martin & Catriona MacDonald

Pre-requisite(s): None.

The course will comprise of four content units:
• Teacher’s beliefs about learning and teaching mathematics
• The nature of teachers’ mathematical knowledge
• Children as ‘learners of mathematics’
• Making connections and developing mathematical talk.

This course will be delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops over the equivalent of 6 contact days and associated directed open learning activities (up to a total of 40 hours).

Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment an assignment equivalent to a total of 6000-8000 words taking into account different presentation formats. This assessment will be criteria based (100%).

Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take into account identified inadequacies in the original.

ED503D
Effective Teaching of Numeracy 2: Leading Learning
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Helen Martin & Catriona MacDonald

Pre-requisite(s): None.

There are three study units:

Unit 1: Identifying a Focus and Rationale
The purposes of independent study; forms of investigation; the benefits of sustained independent study; the selection of an area, theme or focus; making links to other study modules and practice; the place of research literature and other reading.

Unit 2: Background Reading and Study Plans
The value of background reading; finding sources and resources; making use of literature and other sources; identifying themes and areas for study; finding and framing questions; identifying methods of evidence gathering; setting aims and objects in a timeline; planning practicalities; time management. Negotiating a contract of study and working with others

Unit 3: Implementation and Reporting
Effective communication; ensuring rigour and quality; collecting and analysing evidence; discussing and presenting findings and conclusions.

This module may be available in both contact and distance learning formats with optional support and interaction through computer mediated communication. Participants will complete a series of tutorials, readings and practical activities as appropriate in preparation for completion of a sustained independent study or development. Additional contact-based elements of delivery may be added where circumstances allow (up to an overall total of 40 hours).

Formative assessment activities are embedded in the distance learning materials to prompt and structure regular participant-tutor contacts and to scaffold the final summative assessment activity.

The summative assessment instrument requires participants to plan, implement and evaluate an independent learning activity centred on a theme or topic of their choice. Summative assessment will be based on submission of a 6000-8000 word report of the work undertaken, along with any associated materials generated. Assessment will be criteria-based (100%).

Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take into account identified inadequacies in the original.

ED504B
Leading Effective School Improvement
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Anne Halsall

Pre-requisite(s): None

Identifying and assessing needs ("Where are we now?")
Developing a school improvement plan ("What are we going to do about it?")
Principles and practices of implementing a school improvement plan
Ongoing assessment - review and revise
Evaluating the outcomes ("How do we know?")

Participants will complete on-line units which will lead them through the principles and practices of effective school improvement.
Readings which draw on the main theories and research findings concerning school effectiveness and school improvement will support reflective activities and school based projects.
The taught element, available at a distance, on-line or face-to-face or a combination thereof, will explore the key concepts underpinning the course and relate them to the processes of school effectiveness and school improvement. The contact equivalent hours will total 40.

1st attempt: Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment assignments(s) equivalent to a total of 6000 words taking account of different reporting formats. Assignments will be criterion-referenced.

Resit: A revised version of the appropriate part of the assessment will be required in the event of a submission failing to meet the assessment criteria.

ED504C
Personal and Social Development, Health and Wellbeing
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Sandra Paterson

Pre-requisite(s): None

A review of key literature, theories and processes influencing the field of personal and social development, health and wellbeing.
Learner-centred approaches and the importance of a supportive climate.
Planning, development and delivery of cross curricular and special focus programmes of PSD/PSHE including assessment, quality assurance and improvement planning.
An exposition of the theoretical basis of active and experiential learning styles; group work skills and strategies, including structured discussion, and group leadership styles.
Theoretical perspectives on self concept and its importance for wellbeing, effective learning and attainment.
The health promoting school, current models of health (both physical and mental) and their influence on the learner and society, including the development of emotional intelligence, self concept, equal opportunities and racial equality issues.
The different patterns of lifestyles within the school and community and the influence of issues such as ethos, diet, drugs for example, on the individual showing recognition of the different perspectives at local and national levels.
Strategies for the delivery of more sensitive issues and decision making in the context of health and wellbeing.

Blended learning delivery 40 hours to include face-to-face and on-line learning plus two hours tutorial support per student.

Formative assessment tasks, set within collaborative learning activities will feature throughout the course and along with peer review exercises, will help prepare participants for the final summative assessment.

For summative assessment purposes, participants will be expected to identify, plan, implement, evaluate and report on a developmental activity completed in their practice setting. The report will contain a critically reflective commentary on the development undertaken and provide a body of supportive evidence of the development in practice and its outcomes (total equivalent to 6000 words, allowing for a variety of submission formats).

1st attempt: Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment equivalent to a total of 6000 words taking account of different reporting formats. Assessment will be criteria-based.

Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED505A
Mindfulness
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Graeme Nixon

Pre-requisite(s): None

The course topics are the following:
- Introduction to Mindfulness: what it is, why practice it and its relevance to secular life and work contexts;
- Introduction to postgraduate study;
- Practicing Mindfulness: (i) recognising the unsettled mind and practising being recollected and attending to the present moment; (ii) practising mindful sitting, mindful movement, using mindfulness supports (visual object, sound, breath) and working with distraction; (iii) working with and observer and undercurrent model of mindfulness practice and examining how changes can come about; (iv) practising mindfulness in daily life situations;
- Critical Analysis of the Concept of Mindfulness: drawing upon research, relating this analysis to personal practice and experience and to a selected professional context.

The course will involve lectures (both live and virtual), progressive mindfulness instructions with group practice sessions and feedback, regular supervision by telephone for supporting personal practice, reading and study. It will take place over two residential weekends and a year end retreat of 7 days (combined with the Compassion module). Online feedback and supervision will be ongoing during the course.

1st attempt: There will be 1 assignment of 6000-8000 words which will consist of two parts.

Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the assignment.

ED505B
Compassion
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Graeme Nixon

Pre-requisite(s): Mindfulness (ED505A)

The course topics are the following:
- Understanding Compassion: (i) Recognising one's own compassion and what gives rise to compassion; (ii) Developing and in-depth understanding of the concept of compassion; (iii) Critical engagement in self-compassion and compassion for others
- Practising Compassion: (i) Becoming more compassionate; (ii) Using compassion as a value and disposition in a professional setting; (iii) Identifying obstacles and challenges to practising compassion
- Critical Analysis of the Concept of Compassion: drawing upon research, relating a critical analysis of the concept of compassion to personal practice and experience and to a selected professional context.

The course will involve lectures (both live and virtual), progressive instructions with group practice sessions and feedback, regular monthly supervision by telephone for guiding personal mindfulness practice, reading and study.

1st attempt: There will be one assignment of 6000-8000 words. This will comprise two parts.

Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the assignment.

ED505C
Insight and Wisdom
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Graeme Nixon

Pre-requisite(s): Mindfulness (ED505A) and Compassion (ED505B)

The course topics are the following:
- The Meaning of Insight and Wisdom
- Critical analysis of the concepts of insight and wisdom in relation to mindfulness practice
- Critical analysis of insight and wisdom in different traditions, cultures and academic disciplines and possible applications
- Insight and Wisdom and Mindfulness practice: (i) Understanding the obstacles to developing insight and wisdom; (ii) Understanding the nature of the mind, thought and thinking; (iii) Bridging these understandings to daily life: practising mindfulness in daily life situations
- Insight and Wisdom in professional contexts: (i) Exploring mindfulness, insight and wisdom in a selected professional setting, with particular reference to the development, use, transfer and significance of knowledge, experience, practice, insight and wisdom, and to particular considerations within the selected professional context; (ii) The principles of practice and ethical considerations involved in teaching mindfulness in professional settings.

The course will involve lectures (both live and virtual), progressive instructions with group practice sessions and feedback, regular monthly supervision by telephone to guide student's personal practice, reading and study. It will take place over two residential weekends and a retreat of 7 days. Online feedback and supervision will be ongoing during the course.

1st attempt: There will be one assignment of 6000-8000 words.

Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the assignment.

ED5064
Working Together (APS)
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Karen McArdle

Pre-requisite(s): For participant working on the Chartered Teacher programme, Core Course 1: Self Evaluation. For other participants there are no pre-requisites

Co-requisite(s): None

Note(s): None

This course gives participants the opportunity to examine, in a critical and reflective manner, the knowledge skills and understandings related to the following:

• The knowledge, practice and value base of different professions and professionals;

• Partnership and collaboration;

• Working as a team;

• Working in partnership with children, parents and families;

• Group dynamics;

• Interpersonal skills

For Face-to-Face = 10 one hour lecture, 4 two hour seminars and 1 one hour tutorial
For Distance Learning = regular support at a distance including two hours of tutor input per student

1 written summative assignment (equivalent to 4000 words) 100%

ED50A3
Developing a Theory of Practice 1
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Mhairi Beaton

Pre-requisite(s):

Note(s): Under normal circumstances participants would be expected to have access to professional practice.

- Identification and sharing of participants’ perceptions of the drivers of effective practice within their professional context.

- Reflection and problematisation of these issues and an articulation of these issues through visual mapping exercises.

- Identification of key areas of personal practice as the focus for further enquiry.
Critical reading of underlying theories on order to define a vision for future practice.

- Consideration of different modes of evidence gathering to support an articulation of an initial conceptualisation of a Theory of Practice.

• 4 x 2 hours synchronous Collaborate sessions with tutor
• 4 x 2 hours asynchronous online discussion (individual participation at a time that suits the individual)
• 4 hours collaborative group engagement (in their workplace setting)

1st attempt: Assignment based on submission of a professional portfolio consisting of the first iteration of a personal Theory of Practice.

Resit: Resubmission of Assignment – 100%.

ED50A4
Developing a Theory of Practice 2
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Mhairi Beaton

Pre-requisite(s):

Note(s): Under normal circumstances participants would be expected to have access to professional practice.

- Building on the first iteration of the personal Theory of Practice articulated as part of the portfolio submitted as part of the previous course Developing a Theory of Practice 1, participants will engage in a more in-depth reading, reflection and sharing of theoretical drivers which determine the individual participants’ conceptualisation of a Theory of Practice.
Further consideration of identification and sharing of participants’ perceptions of the drivers of effective practice within their professional context.

- Further reflection and problematisation of these issues and an articulation of these issues through visual mapping exercises.

- Further identification of key areas of personal practice as a focus for further enquiry.

- Further critical reading of underlying theories on order to define a vision for future practice.

- Consideration of different modes of evidence gathering to support an articulation of this subsequent iteration of a personal conceptualisation of a Theory of Practice.

- Development of a professional tool that will support their continued professional development beyond the initial period of study as the two courses create a sequential tool for professional development which builds on deepening practice though engaging with theoretical principles i.e. the articulation by professionals of their personal Theory of Practice.

• 4 x 2 hours synchronous Collaborate sessions with tutor
• 4 x 2 hours asynchronous online discussion (individual participation at a time that suits the individual)
• 4 hours collaborative group engagement (in their workplace setting).

1st attempt: Assignment based on submission of a further developed professional portfolio building on the first articulation of a personal Theory of Practice (Course 1) drawing on theoretical principles and enquiry into their own practice with evidence from that field of practice to support and exemplify this articulation eg video diaries, audio articulations of Theories of Practice, mind-mapping.

Resit: Resubmission of Assignment – 100%.

ED50A5
Promoting Resilience through Nurturing Interactions and Free Play in Natural Environments: Nature Nurture, 1. Theories and Practice
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Norma Hart

Pre-requisite(s): Applicants will : normally be educated to degree level be graduates or able to provide evidence that they can work at postgraduate level be qualified practitioners working with children or young people: have previous relevant experience in work with children and young people be able to undertake studies and related developments in their workplace setting or other appropriate agency be already using outdoor learning/ experiences as an element of their practice.

This course will focus critical analysis of current research and thinking on outdoor learning and play. Current understanding of attachment disorders, childhood trauma and the effects of neglect and abuse on child development will also be explored. Theory will be supported by opportunities to develop practical skills such as play facilitation, art and craft in woodland, beach and meadow, promoting safe use of fire, sharp tools and construction with natural materials and risk assessment. This content will be delivered face to face during the three days teaching in Camphill School Aberdeen and through online course work and student directed learning through Blackboard.

In order to be fully accessible to those in full time employment, the hours will comprise blended learning involving
21 hours(over a weekend including the Friday or Monday) of face-to-face sessions,
20 hours online course work and student directed learning through Blackboard.
2x1 hours online group tutorial
2x1 hour individual tutorial
Weekly reflective journal entries ( 1 hour per week)
Students will be required to engage in a critical reflective process in their learning and practice. To aid this process, students are expected to keep a reflective journal throughout the Programme.
Ongoing development and gathering of portfolio of evidence on a weekly basis
Students will be expected to gather evidence of their learning and application of learning in their practice in a portfolio. ( 1 hour per week on equivalent)
Tutor directed study
Personal study.

Assignment 1 (6 -8,000 words) 100%
Critical analysis of current research and thinking on outdoor learning and play and review of current outdoor provision and practice for children and young people.
Critical reflection of the student’s own outdoor practice and how this relates to the current thinking and research on outdoor learning and experiences for children and young people.

Resit: Assignment 1 (6 -8,000 words) 100%.

ED50AB
Personal Effectiveness in Educational Studies
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dean Robson

Pre-requisite(s):

Students will attend a series of lectures and practical workshops including:
Postgraduate Study: Expectations and Requirements
Making use of the Library and Online Learning
Undertaking a Literature Search and Review
Study Skills and Strategies and Sources of Support
Academic Writing: Thinking Reflectively and Writing Critically

Six one hour lectures and associated one and a half hour practical workshops; three one hour small group tutorials and one two hour Library visit.

1st attempt: Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment 1 assignment equivalent to a total of 3000 words taking account of different reporting formats. The assignment will require students to reflect critically on past learning and professional experience and the demands of the programme and set out an appropriate individual learning plan. Assessment will be criteria-based.
Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50AC
Educational issues & the Global Society
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dean Robson

Pre-requisite(s): Personal Effectiveness in Educational Studies

Students will attend a series of lectures and practical workshops including:

Globalization and the Challenge for Educators
Responding to Change; current initiatives and approaches (3 units)
Educational Approaches and Issues; shaping change in practice settings
Exploring Issues and Applications in Practice.

Six one hour lectures and associated one and a half hour practical workshops; three one hour small group tutorials and one two hour presentation seminar.

1st Attempt: Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment 1 assignment equivalent to a total of 3000 words taking account of difference reporting formats. The assignment will require students to review and reflect critically on two educational issues or approaches of their choice and discuss critically opportunities and challenges these raise in their won practice settings. Assessment will be criteria-based.

Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of indentified inadequacies in the original.

ED50AE
Exploring Leadership
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Anne Halsall

Pre-requisite(s): Successful completion of SEPD module, Cartered Teacher programme (CT programme participants only)

Co-requisite(s): This course is also available as an option as follows: ED502E (Adult Literacies) ED50KH (Enhanced Professional Practice) ED50KK (Leadership in Professional Settings) ED50KR (Advanced Professional Studies).

- Leadership as an organisational quality
- Dimensions of leadership
- Experiencing leadership
- Exploring values, aims and leadership abilities
- Evaluating leadership in context

Participants will complete three on-line units which aim to explore leadership theory and current research and literature in the field. They will then take part in a three day residential experience, designed and delivered by Actaexperientia, which will allow them to explore leadership in a group context while working through group and individual activities. These activities will be linked to the theories and concepts introduced on line. this will be followed by a one day recall session. Total teaching time will amount to 40 hours.

Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment 1 assignment equivalent to a total of 6000 words. Assessment will be criterion-based.
Resit: there will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of feedback to the original.

ED50AR
MSc in Counselling: Dissertation and Work-based Project
CREDIT POINTS 60

Course Co-ordinator: Jane Nichols

Pre-requisite(s): Successful completion of 8, 15 SHE ‘M’ credit courses within a recognised PG Diploma in Counselling. This must include an Understanding and Using Research (UUR) component equivalent to that currently offered at Aberdeen.

Participants will complete
. A four module Dissertation; or
. A four-module Work-based Project.

The Dissertation study can take any form including a theory driven exploration, library based study or empirical investigation.

The Work-based Project involves the identification of a problem or question for a practice based investigation, and the collection and interpretation of research data.

1 written summative assignment (equivalent to 15,000-18,000 words).

ED50BG
Personal Effectiveness & Professionalism
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: David McMurty

Pre-requisite(s):

Students will attend a series of virtual lectures and practical workshops including:
Postgraduate Study: Expectations and Requirements
Making use of the Library at a Distance and Online Learning
Undertaking a Literature Search and Review
Study Skills and Strategies and Sources of Support
Academic Writing: Thinking Reflectively and Writing Critically
Examining Different Perspectives on Professionalism

Six one hour virtual lectures and associated one and a half hour practical workshops; three one hour small group tutorials totalling to the equivalent of 20 hours of contact.

1st attempt: Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment 1 assignment equivalent to a total of 3000-4000 words taking account of different reporting formats. The assignment will require students to reflect critically on past learning and professional experience, the demands of the programme and an alternative account of enhanced and extended professionalism and set out an appropriate individual learning and development plan. Assessment will be criteria-based.
Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50BH
Education for the Global Society
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: David McMurty

Pre-requisite(s):

Students will attend a series of virtual lectures and practical workshops including:
• Globalization and the Challenge for Educators
• Responding to Change: current initiatives and approaches (3 units)
• Educational Approaches and Issues: shaping change in practice settings
• Exploring Issues and applications in practice.

Six one hour virtual lectures and associated one and a half hour practical workshops; three one hour small group tutorials and one two hour presentation seminar (20 hours in total).

1st attempt: Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment 1 assignment equivalent to a total of 3000-4000 words taking account of different reporting formats. The assignment will require students to review and reflect critically on two educational issues or approaches of their choice and discuss critically opportunities and challenges these issues raise in their own practice settings. Assessment will be criteria-based.
Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50BJ
Enhanced Practice in Learning & Teaching
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: David McMurty

Pre-requisite(s):

Note(s): This course is also available as an option as follows: ED50AD (Advanced Professional Practice) ED50KE (Enhanced Professional Practice).

Students will attend a series of virtual lectures and practical workshops including:
• Theory into Practice: the Challenge for Educators
• Responding to Change: current theories and approaches (6 units)
• Educational Theory: Introduction to the online tours
• Educational Theories and their Application: delivering change in practice settings
• Exploring Theories and Applications for practice.

The theories and approaches selected will be chosen in response to the interests and experience of the participants, but the following are illustrative and indicative: Constructivism; Assessment is for Learning; The Critical Skills Programme; Teaching for Understanding; Learning Styles and Differences; Problem-based Learning; Collaborative Learning; Motivation and ICT and Learning.

Ten one hour lectures and associated one and a half hour practical workshops; six one hour small group tutorials; three online guided study theory tours and one two hour review seminar (total 40 hours).

1st attempt: Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment:
1 assignment equivalent to a total of 6000 words taking account of different reporting formats. The assignment will require students to review and reflect critically an educational theory (ies) or approaches of their choice, identify, carry out and evaluate an opportunity for development associated with it, and discuss critically opportunities and challenges this development raises in their own practice settings. Assessment will be criteria-based.
Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed by the report, as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original and 1 opportunity to resit the two hour written examination.

ED50BK
Exploring Professional & Educational Leadership
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: David McMurty

Pre-requisite(s):

There are four study units

Unit 1: Introduction
The nature of modern professionalism and leadership; alternative accounts of professionalism and leadership; key perceptions and readings.

Unit 2: Identifying a Focus and Rationale
The purposes of independent study; forms of investigation; the benefits of sustained independent study; the selection of an area, theme or focus; making links to other study courses and practice; the place of research literature and other reading.

Unit 3: Background Reading and Study Plans
The value of background reading; finding sources and resources; making use of literature and other sources; identifying themes and areas for study; finding and framing questions; identifying methods of evidence gathering; setting aims and objects in a timeline; planning practicalities; time management. Negotiating a contract of study and working with others

Unit 4: Implementation and Reporting
Effective communication; ensuring rigour and quality; collecting and analysing evidence; discussing and presenting findings and conclusions.

Participants will complete a series of tutorials, readings and practical activities as appropriate in preparation for completion of an independent study or development. Additional contact-based elements of delivery may be added where circumstances allow (up to an overall total of 40 hours).

1st attempt: Formative assessment activities are embedded in the distance learning materials to prompt and structure regular participant-tutor contacts and to scaffold the final summative assessment activity.

The summative assessment instrument requires participants to plan, implement and evaluate an independent learning activity centred on a theme or topic of their choice. Summative assessment will be based on submission of a 6000-8000 word report of the work undertaken, along with any associated materials generated. Assessment will be criteria-based.
Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50BL
Curriculum Transformation & Change
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Mhairi Beaton

Pre-requisite(s): Exploring Difference and Diversity, Participation and Learning plus one other course

Note(s): This course is also available as an option as follows: ED50EK (Inclusive Practice - Distance learning).

an understanding, within the context of schools, other institutions and the community, of the functions of and relationships among the various organisational systems

the concept of change as it relates the development of inclusive curricula

possible sources of conflict and tension which may affect relationships particularly within the working contexts of participants

relationships between the curriculum and the learner’s home, school and community
the influences and assumptions that shape the curriculum, through a review of selected national and international developments

professional and personal activities within interconnected systems

Teaching will be a mixture of lecture and group workshops including an individual tutorial.

1st attempt: Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment 1 assignment equivalent to a total of 6000 words. Assessment will be criterion-based.
Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of feedback. in the original.

ED50BM
Exploring Difference & Diversity
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Mhairi Beaton

Pre-requisite(s):

Note(s): This course is also available as part of the MSc in Enhanced Professional Practice, course code ED50KJ.

The course will include a critical consideration of:

the concepts of inclusion and the associated principles of social justice, entitlement, participation and partnership
the educational, historical, political and social contexts in which our educational system has developed.
current legislative frameworks and policies
personal and institutional practice in relation to inclusion
the impact of the above on learning and teaching, and strategies to counter discrimination
the perspectives of young people and their families
the primacy of collaborative, inter-professional working

Teaching will be a mixture of lecture and group workshops including an individual tutorial

1st attempt: Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment 1 assignment equivalent to a total of 6000 words. Assessment will be criterion-based.
Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of feedback on the original.

ED50BO
Creating an Inclusive Classroom
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: David McMurty

Pre-requisite(s): The course is open to teachers, lecturers and other professionals with appropriate qualifications and experience of working in an educational or education related context.

Note(s): This course is also available as an option as follows: ED50KI (Enhanced Professional Practice).

The key principles of inclusive education:
* pertinent legislation
* critical exploration of personal and institutional practice
* the perspectives of young people and their families
* the importance of collaborative working

Child-centred learning based on contemporary educational theory which take into account the role of effective learning:
* developing the pupil/teacher partnership
* social constructivism
* learning styles and motivation
* negotiation and choice

The design of effective learning, teaching and assessment activities to meet the needs of diverse groups of learners:
* approaches that are multi-sensory
* the encouragement of active and experiential learning
* relate planning to the four capacities Curriculum for Excellence.

Face-to-face delivery: 20 hours including morning and afternoon seminars, group support tutorials and individual tutorials.

Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment 1/2/3 assignment(s) equivalent to a total of 4000 words taking account of different reporting formats, e.g. 1 assignment of 4000 words, 2 assignments of 2000 words each, or 3 assignments of 1300 words each. Assessment will be criteria-based. Synergy between formative and summative tasks is a feature of the approach to assessment.

ED50BP
An Introduction To Autism and its Implications for Classroom Practice
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Mhairi Beaton

Pre-requisite(s): The course sits within the PG Award in Inclusive Educational Practice. Course participants must have a commitment to the current philosophy of inclusion and to the principles of inclusive educational practice for all. They should have access to an educational setting for the purposes of undertaking the assessment task and gaining practical experience.

Co-requisite(s): None

Note(s): None

This course explores a range of issues in response to children and young people with autistic spectrum disorders including:

• a critical examination of the nature of Autism
• an understanding of the way pupils with autism experience the world
• the importance of a whole school approach
• the importance of collaborative working
• innovative approaches to meeting pupil needs
• promoting inclusive practice

Three days face to face contact including a mixture of seminars, lectures, workshops and directed individual study.

1st attempt: Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment 1 synoptic assignment equivalent to a total of 6000 words which will draw from the work of the Autism module and PAL. Assessment will be criteria-based.
Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50BQ
Literacy Difficulties and Dyslexia
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Mhairi Beaton

Pre-requisite(s): Exploring Difference and Diversity

Note(s): This course is also available as an option as follows: ED50EF (Inclusive Practice - Distance Learning).

A critical evaluation of the following:
the current literature and research on the complex nature of literacy difficulties and dyslexia within a framework of social justice and equality of access
the perspectives, needs and rights of learners and parents
the development of reading and literacy skills with particular emphasis on learners who experience difficulty
the wider implications of literacy difficulties and dyslexia within an inclusive and collaborative educational framework
strategies for making the curriculum accessible for all learners
current whole school and classroom practice with a view to more effectively supporting literacy

Teaching will be a mixture of lecture and group workshops including one hour’s individual tutorial.

1st attempt: Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment 1 synoptic assignment equivalent to a total of 6000 words which will draw from the work of 2 courses, Participation and Learning and Literacy Difficulties and Dyslexia. Assessment will be criterion-based.
Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of feedback on the original submission.

ED50CA
Curriculum, Careers Guidance and Education for Enterprise
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Sandra Paterson

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Note(s): This course is open to teachers, lecturers and other professionals with appropriate qualifications and experience working within an educational or education related context. A reasonable ability in ICT will be necessary to cope with blended learning delivery

• the changing society, concepts of work, careers and lifelong learning
• concepts and theoretical aspects of careers/vocational choice and enterprise education
• policies supporting careers information/guidance/education and enterprise
• cross curricular aspects and the contribution of subject departments to education for the world of work, curriculum and career guidance
• the design and delivery of the careers education programme including
resources such as Career Box, Determined to Succeed, Get into Enterprise,
• special focus delivery, lesson planning and supporting self-awareness
• preparation for the world of work including work experience, lifelong learning and enterprise education
• liaison and partnership working with agencies
• structured interviews, profiling, and computerised monitoring and tracking programmes
• curriculum and careers guidance inventories/software/databases and websites
 quality assurance and identification of enterprise development
• supporting transition stages, including subject choice procedures,
• qualifications, training routes, Further and Higher Education courses, entry requirements, electronic UCAS and application procedures

Blended learning delivery 40 hours to include face to face and online learning plus two hours tutorial support per student

1st attempt: Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment equivalent to a total of 6000 words taking account of different reporting formats. Assessment will be criteria-based.
Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50CB
Counselling and Mentoring Approaches in Educational Settings
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Sandra Paterson

Pre-requisite(s): Chartered Teacher Programme participants only. The successful completion of the module Self-Evaluation and Professional Development.

Co-requisite(s): None

Note(s): This course is open to teachers, lecturers and other professionals with appropriate qualifications and experience working within an educational or education related context. A reasonable ability in ICT will be necessary to cope with blended learning delivery.

 learning communities and collegiality
 counselling and mentoring as a forms of professional learning
 counselling and mentoring roles and activities
 analysis of the core theory and practice of holistic and person-centred approaches
 analysis and development of the ‘core facilitative conditions’ associated with person-centred approaches to helping interventions
 clarification of attitudes and values
 the development of essential counselling, supporting and mentoring skills including active listening, paraphrasing, reflection of feeling, feedback, focussing, structuring, facilitative challenging, goal setting and assisting action
 models of counselling and mentoring
 mentoring and induction; principle-centred induction and procedural-led induction
 relationships and the quality of interactions
 skills, qualities and attributes
 issues of power, ethics and confidentiality
 analysis of personal and institutional practice on confidentiality, child protection, and ethical issues.

Blended learning delivery 40 hours to include face to face and online learning plus two hours tutorial support per student

1st attempt: Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment equivalent to a total of 6000 words taking account of different reporting formats. Assessment will be criteria-based.
Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50CF
Professional Enquiry
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Mhairi Beaton

Pre-requisite(s):

Note(s): This course is also available as an option as follows: ED50EN (Inclusive Practice) ED50FB (Advanced Educational Studies) ED50GT (Chartered Teacher - Aberdeen students) ED50GU (Chartered Teacher - Inverness students) ED50GV (Chartered Teacher - e-learning option) ED50HD (Autism and Learning) ED50HM (Teaching and Learning for Enterprise and Employability) ED50LL (Leadership in Professional Settings) ED50LQ (Community Learning and Development). ED50G3 (Science Education) ED502R (Adult Literacies)

Effective professionals need to be able to undertake sustained, independent enquiry in order to further their professional development. This course provides the opportunity for participants to acquire and practice skills associated with the planning and implementation of development work in an identified area within their own setting. Through:

 Exploring the relationships between policy, practice and research;
 Examining professional development within the current context of professionalism;
 Understanding different research paradigms, their underlying philosophies and the concept of ‘methodology’;
 Understanding qualitative research methods and forms of inquiry.
 Developing information/literature search skills;
 Interrogating research reports and reading critically; identifying methodological issues;
 Writing a literature review;
 Planning, designing and implementing a small scale research project;
 Analysing data and representing research.
 Disseminating research findings

Mix of lectures, tutorials and group work + individual tutorial time.

1st attempt: Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment assignment(s) equivalent to a total of 6000 words taking account of different reporting formats. Assessment will be criterion-based.
Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50CJ
Dissertation/Work-based Project
CREDIT POINTS 60

Course Co-ordinator: Sarah Cornelius

Pre-requisite(s): 120 credits at SCQF Level 11

Note(s): This course is also available as an option as follows: ED501E (Leadership in Professional Settings - SQH option) ED50FM (Inclusive Practice) ED50FN (Advanced Educational Studies) ED50FO (Guidance and Pupil Studies) ED513G (Chartered Teacher) ED50HE (Autism and Learning) ED50HN (Teaching and Learning for Enterprise and Employability) ED50JM (Community Learning and Development) ED50MM (Leadership in Professional Settings ED505K (Mindfulness) ED50G5 (Enhanced Practice in Science Education ED502S (Adult Literacies)

Participants are supported through a series of units of study and associated research guides covering:

• Undertaking a Literature Search
• Doing a Literature Review
• Interrogating Research Reports
• Presenting a Research Plan and Proposal
• Research Methods
• Action Research: A Strategy for Developing Professionals
• Paradigms of Research
• Data Gathering Techniques
• Ensuring Quality Evidence
• Academic Writing
• Preparing your Dissertation or Work-based Project Report

This module may be available in both contact and distance learning formats with optional support and interaction in an Induction Event. Participants will be allocated an individual supervisor/tutor(s). Additional contact-based elements of delivery may be added where circumstances allow (up to an overall total of 40 hours).

1st attempt:
The final summative assessment is a 15,000 – 18,000 word assignment presented as a formal dissertation or work-based project report. Assessment will be criteria-based.

Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50CN
Professional Perspectives in Education(ABZ)
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Sandra Nicol

Pre-requisite(s):

Note(s): This course is also available as an option as follows: ED50CP (Chartered Teacher - Inverness students) ED50CO (Chartered Teacher - e-learning option).

This course gives participants the opportunity to analyse critically different concepts of professionalism and relevant professional standards, and to reflect on their own professional development. The course will encompass the following:

• Induction
 the Standard for Chartered Teacher
 returning to academic study
 learning with others - becoming a networked learner
• Linking Theory and Practice
 engaging critically with theory and practice
 engaging critically with reading and research, including practitioner research and the concept of evidence based practice
• The Reflective Practitioner
 developing higher level skills of writing/reporting in ways that are critically reflective
 reviewing practice and professional development planning
 keeping a portfolio and reflective journal
• APL
 the accreditation of prior learning
 documenting evidence
• The new model of Professionalism
 comparing the different knowledge, practice and value bases of various professions and professionals;
 concepts and principles associated with policy formation, key amongst which are social justice and inclusion and collaborative working

Face-to-face delivery: 40 hours including morning and afternoon seminars, group support tutorials and individual tutorials.

Distance/on-line learning: regular support at a distance including 2 hours of tutor input per student.

1st attempt: Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment 1 / 2 / 3 assignment(s) equivalent to a total of 6000 words taking account of different reporting formats. Assessment will be criteria-based.
Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50CU
Education: Principles into Practice (ABZ)
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Sandra Nicol

Pre-requisite(s): Professional Perspectives in Education

Note(s): This course is also available as an option as follows: ED50CV (Chartered Teacher - Inverness students) ED50CX (Chartered Teacher - e-learning option).

• social justice and the key principles of inclusive education
 the historical, social and political context
 pertinent legislation
 critical exploration of personal and institutional practice
 the perspectives of young people and their families
 the importance of collaborative, inter-professional working

• child centred learning based on contemporary educational theory which take into account the role of affective learning
 developing the pupil/teacher learning partnership
 social constructivism
 learning styles and motivation
 approaches that are multi-sensory
 negotiation and choice

• the design of effective learning, teaching and assessment activities to meet the needs of diverse groups of learners
 the pivotal role of formative assessment
 self assessment and peer assessment
 the nature of evidence

Face-to-face delivery: 40 hours including morning and afternoon seminars, group support tutorials and individual tutorials.

Distance/on-line learning: regular support at a distance including 2 hours of tutor input per student.

1st attempt:


Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment 1 / 2 / 3 assignment(s) equivalent to a total of 6000 words taking account of different reporting formats. Assessment will be criteria-based. Synergy between formative and summative tasks is a feature of the approach to assessment.
Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, when revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50DS
An Introduction to Autism & its Implications for Classroom Practice
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Mhairi Beaton

Pre-requisite(s): The course sits within the PG Award in Inclusive Educational Practice. Course participants must have a commitment to the current philosophy of inclusion and to the principles of inclusive educational practice for all. They should have access to an educational setting for the purposes of undertaking the assessment task and gaining practical experience.

Note(s): This course is also available as an option as follows: ED50BP (Inclusive Practice - on-campus option).

This course explores a range of issues in response to children and young people with autistic spectrum disorders including:

• a critical examination of the nature of Autism
• an understanding of the way pupils with autism experience the world
• the importance of a whole school approach
• the importance of collaborative working
• innovative approaches to meeting pupil needs
• promoting inclusive practice

Three days face to face contact including a mixture of seminars, lectures, workshops and directed individual study.

Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment 1 synoptic assignment equivalent to a total of 6000 words which will draw from the work of the Autism module and PAL. Assessment will be criteria-based.

ED50DT
Participation & Learning
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Mhairi Beaton

Pre-requisite(s): This course sits within the PG Award in Inclusive Educational Practice. Course participants must have a commitment to the current philosophy of Inclusion and to the principles of inclusive educational practice for all. They should have access to an educational setting for the purposes of undertaking the assessment task and gaining practical experience.

Note(s): This course is also available as an option as follows: ED50BR (Inclusive Practice - on-campus option)

1. Examining and exploring the nature of teacher/ learner relationships and the ways in which this impacts upon effective learning
2. Critically consider the extent to which contexts encourage partnership and collaboration
3. In light of recent research consider and analyse a variety of theories related to cognitive and affective dimensions of learning.
4. Explore the complexity and tensions of the important concepts of sameness difference and diversity and the extent to which curriculum, school organisation and participative practice enhance or detract from them within an inclusive environment.

Three days face to face contact including a mixture of seminars, lectures, workshops and directed individual study

Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment 1 synoptic assignment equivalent to a total of 6000 words which will draw from the work of PAL plus one option. Assessment will be criteria-based.

ED50EF
Literacy Difficulties & Dyslexia
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Mhairi Beaton

Pre-requisite(s):

A critical evaluation of the following:
the current literature and research on the complex nature of literacy difficulties and dyslexia within a framework of social justice and equality of access
the perspectives, needs and rights of learners and parents
the development of reading and literacy skills with particular emphasis on learners who experience difficulty
the wider implications of literacy difficulties and dyslexia within an inclusive and collaborative educational framework
strategies for making the curriculum accessible for all learners
current whole school and classroom practice with a view to more effectively supporting literacy

Teaching will be a mixture of lecture and group workshops including one hour’s individual tutorial.

Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment 1 synoptic assignment equivalent to a total of 6000 words which will draw from the work of 2 courses, Participation and Learning and Literacy Difficulties and Dyslexia. Assessment will be criterion-based.

ED50EP
Careers & Employability for Postgraduates
CREDIT POINTS 5

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Joy Perkins

Pre-requisite(s): x

Co-requisite(s): x

Note(s): Only available to taught postgraduates in the College of Life Sciences and Medicine.

This course focused on developing career management skills and enhancing student employability. The learner-centred workshops are designed to facilitate students to understand recruitment and selection methods, effective opportunity-search strategies and the requirements of employers. In addition the course explores enterprise and entrepreneurship, transferable skill developments and effective career planning.

In the School of Biological Sciences, the course will consist of 4x two-hour weekly workshops.

In the School of Medical Sciences, the course will be delivered via 4 two-hour workshops in a dedicated careers and employability week.

In both academic Schools, WebCT will be used to support student learning and assessment.

Write a reflective 1,000 word career planning report (60%); CV Construction Exercise (40%).

ED50EX
Curriculum Transformation & Change
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Jayne Bruce

Pre-requisite(s): Exploring Difference and Diversity, Participation and Learning plus one other course

an understanding, within the context of schools, other institutions and the community, of the functions of and relationships among the various organisational systems

the concept of change as it relates the development of inclusive curricula

possible sources of conflict and tension which may affect relationships particularly within the working contexts of participants

relationships between the curriculum and the learner’s home, school and community
the influences and assumptions that shape the curriculum, through a review of selected national and international developments

professional and personal activities within interconnected systems

Teaching will be a mixture of lecture and group workshops including an individual tutorial.

Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment 1 assignment equivalent to a total of 6000 words. Assessment will be criterion-based.

ED50FG
A Counselling Approach in Educational Settings (E-Learning)
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Sandra Paterson

Pre-requisite(s):

Note(s): This course is also available as an option as follows: ED50BU (Guidance and Pupil Support - on-campus option).

 analysis of the core theory and practice of holistic and person-centred approaches
 comparing and contrasting such approaches with current practice and critically appraising the applicability of these approaches within the contexts of guidance/pastoral care and learning and teaching;
 analysis and development of the ‘core facilitative conditions’ associated with a person-centred approach to counselling;
 clarification of attitudes and values
 the development of essential counselling skills including active listening, paraphrasing, reflection of feeling, focussing, structuring, facilitative challenging, goal setting and assisting action;
 structured models of the helping process;
 child protection, confidentiality and ethical issues.

For Face-to-Face = 20 hours delivery time to include 10 one hour lectures, 4 two hour seminars, two hours active task work plus two one hour tutorials per student.
For E-Learning = 20 hours delivery time plus regular support at a distance plus two hours of tutorial input per student.

Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment
assignment(s) equivalent to a total of between 3-4000 words taking account of different reporting formats. Assessment will be criteria-based.

ED50FS
Education for the Global Society
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Peter Mtika

Pre-requisite(s):

Students will attend a series of virtual lectures and practical workshops including:
• Globalization and the Challenge for Educators
• Responding to Change: current initiatives and approaches (3 units)
• Educational Approaches and Issues: shaping change in practice settings
• Exploring Issues and applications in practice.

Six one hour virtual lectures and associated one and a half hour practical workshops; three one hour small group tutorials and one two hour presentation seminar (20 hours in total).

[Indicate below the assessment arrangements, e.g. 1st attempt: 1 two hour written examination (60%); continuous assessment (40%). Resit: 1 two hour written examination (100%). See also the Guidance Note]

ED50FV
Alternatives to Exclusion: Creating a Climate for Learning
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Sandra Paterson

Pre-requisite(s):

This course explores a range of issues in response to children and young people who display social, emotional and behavioural difficulties and who are in danger of being excluded from school. There will be:
• an emphasis on the inclusive nature of Scottish Education
• consideration of the links between social exclusion and school exclusion
• clarification of the relevant aspects of policy and legislation
• principles of good practice in meeting pupils’ emotional needs
• innovative approaches to meeting pupils’ needs and promoting inclusive practice
• encouragement to evaluate the use of exclusion as a disciplinary sanction

Recent research is used to give a theoretical framework and to inform practice at whole-school and classroom level.

Teaching will be a mixture of lecture and group workshops including 1 hour individual tutorial.

The course will normally be assessed synoptically with Participation and Learning through the submission of a summative 6000 word assignment.
Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment 1 synoptic assignment equivalent to a total of 6000 words which will draw from the work of two courses. Assessment will be criterion-based.

ED50G1
Language Development to Support Gaelic Medium Teaching
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Anne Thirkell

Pre-requisite(s):

Part A
• Converse confidently with other Gaelic speakers, demonstrating understanding and oral competence
• Extract information from a variety of detailed written documents and spoken sources using relevant specialised skills
• Compose written Gaelic texts and translate English texts to demonstrate personal Gaelic language development
• Demonstrate a critical awareness of and ability to use effectively grammatical rules and revised Gaelic Orthographic Conventions
• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of bilingualism in relation to Gaelic medium education

Part B
• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of good practice in and a critical appreciation of the main principles and theory underpinning immersion learning
• Demonstrate the impact of language development from Course 1A on professional practice
• Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of Curriculum for Excellence Guidelines and Standard Grade Arrangements (where appropriate) for Gŕidhlig and links to their own chosen subject specialism(s)/stage
• Demonstrate ability to develop resources in Gaelic for their subject/stage, including translation and appropriate assessment materials, and critically review and evaluate the resources at their disposal
• Plan, with increased confidence, for effective teaching and administration in the Gaelic medium context
• Identify barriers to pupils' learning through the medium of Gaelic and devise a range of effective strategies for dealing with these (i.e. differentiation)
• Demonstrate effective teaching skills in classroom practice of their subject/stage area in Gaelic medium and reflect critically on practice and professional development in Gaelic medium teaching

18 hours of f2f contact (3 residential contact sessions spread across the Programme); Session 1 9 hrs; Session 2 – 7 hrs; Session 3 – 2 hrs
10 hrs of group phone tutorial support for part A provided as one hour per week for the group for Part A per participant (30 hrs available per group)
10 hrs of group phone tutorial support for Part B provided as one hour per week.

1st attempt: Formative assessment of:
• On-line language development/linguistic skills tasks
• On-line GME tasks
• Oral skills through telephone tutorials
• Learning activities which reflect effective teaching and administration in the Gaelic medium context
Summative assessment:
• Confirmed competence of linguistic skills for teaching through Gaelic medium through formative assessment feedback and supporting portfolio of evidence (2000 words equivalent)
• 2Critical reflection on practice based on a pre-recorded mini lesson (3000 words equivalent)
• Critical reflection on observation feedback from presentation of one lesson to peer participants/tutors/mentors mentors and plan for next steps (3000 words equivalent)

Assessment will be criteria based
Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit both parts of the assessment as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50G2
Critical Reflection and Portfolio Development
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Christina Walker

Pre-requisite(s):

• Critical reflection in the context of GM Education
• Reviewing literature
• Professional development
• Standards awareness
• Self evaluation
• Critical reflection
• Learning logs
• Portfolio building and evidence gathering
• Involving and sharing with others
• Current relevant reading and research

12 hrs of f2f contact spread across 3 residential contact sessions for the Programme; Session 1 – 5 hrs; Session 2 – 1 hr; Session 3 – 6hrs
1 hr of on-line/telephone tutorial support per participant on average (10 hrs available for group)

1st attempt: Formative assessment:
• Formative assessment of components of the professional portfolio – eg learning logs; reflective journal; self evaluation against relevant standards;
• Formative assessment of Reflective Writing task with supporting portfolio of evidence
Summative assessment:
• Portfolio and reflective report (6000-8000 words equivalent)

Assessment is criteria based.
Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the assessment as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50GC
Music – A Pathway to Learning
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Pete Stollery

Pre-requisite(s): No formal music qualification is necessary.

Note(s): This course is open to teachers, lecturers and other professionals with appropriate experience working in an educational or education related context. It is designed with Primary Class Teachers and Primary Music Specialists in mind.

The course will focus on the Kodály concept of music education and will cover the following areas:
• Using singing as a starting point for musical development through the use of age appropriate singing games and rhymes;
• Introducing music notation using the tools of rhythm names and solfa;
• Using Kodaly tools in a variety of music contexts eg. composition and instrumental work;
• How to choose appropriate repertoire across all primary stages;
• Using music as a cross curricular tool with reference to Curriculum for Excellence.

3 full and intensive workshop and training days in July.

1st attempt: • Literature review (c.1000wds)
• Suite of lessons plans for both P1 to P3 and P4 to P7 phases, to cover a five week period (c.3000wds)
• Video evidence of work with children taken from above lesson plans (both phases) (c.30 mins)
• Folio of songs or rhymes with accompanying analytical material (c.1000wds)

Resit: Not normally applicable

ED50GI
Dissertation
CREDIT POINTS 60

Course Co-ordinator: Joan Forbes; Dean Robson; Archie Graham

Pre-requisite(s):

x

ED50GW
Supporting Professional Learning in Practice
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Karen McArdle and Aileen Ackland

Pre-requisite(s):

Co-requisite(s): Participants will study the first TQAL course concurrently

The literacies landscape - TQAL history, practice and future;
Social practice as a conceptual framework for adult literacies;
Roles and Responsibilities of a tutor;
Building a learning relationship;
ICT induction and engagement;
Models of support and tutoring;
Models of professional learning;
The TQAL student – supporting reception, deployment and assessment;
Evaluating educational practice;
Providing formative feedback.

3 day residential (30 hours); 50 Hours online; 100 hours self directed; 95 hours tutoring; 25 hours assessment

6,000 – 8,000 essay and portfolio

ED50GX
Learning in Science
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Chris Fraser

Pre-requisite(s):

The course will comprise three content units:
• science, technology and society;
• key concepts in science;
• progression in, and links between, key concepts

The course will be delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops over the equivalent of 2.5 contact days and associated directed open-learning activities (up to a total of 20 hours).

1st attempt: Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment 1 assignment equivalent to a total of 6000 words and taking account of different presentation formats. Assessment will be criteria based.
Resit: There will be 1 opportunity to resubmit the work completed as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50GY
Developing Science
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Chris Fraser

Pre-requisite(s):

The course will comprise three content units:
• how people learn science;
• barriers to learning science;
• maximising participation and supporting learning.

The course will be delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops over the equivalent of 2.5 contact days and associated directed open-learning activities (up to a total of 20 hours).

1st attempt: Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment 1 assignment equivalent to a total of 6000 words and taking account of different presentation formats. Assessment will be criteria based.
Resit: There will be 1 opportunity to resubmit the work completed as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50GZ
Leading Science
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Chris Fraser

Pre-requisite(s):

The course will comprise three content units:
• creativity in science education;
• creating creative contexts for science learning; and
• creative science teaching

The course will be delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops over the equivalent of 2.5 contact days and associated directed open-learning activities (up to a total of 20 hours).

1st attempt: Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment 1 assignment equivalent to a total of 6000 words and taking account of different presentation formats. Assessment will be criteria based.
Resit: There will be 1 opportunity to resubmit the work completed as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50HF
Autism and Learning: Controversies & Dilemmas
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Jackie Ravet

Pre-requisite(s): Participants must have completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Autism and Learning (or equivalent).

Note(s): Course participants must have a commitment to the inclusion of individuals with autism spectrum disorders and have access to an appropriate setting for the purpose of undertaking the assessment tasks and gaining practical experience.

Topics will include controversies and dilemmas around:
- Causation and Diagnosis
- Autism and Inclusion
- Self-Understanding and Independence
- Relationships, Sexuality and Mental Health

Six days of face-to-face contact including a mixture of presentations, discussions, group activities and presentations, individual reflective activities, research, DVDs and speaker inputs.

1st attempt: Formative assessment is an ongoing feature of the course and will take place through discussions, group activities and individual reflective and evaluative activities. Participants will also be asked to keep a Professional Diary. Summative assessment will take the form of one 8000-word assignment (written or mixed media) focused directly on workplace applications.

Resit: There will be one opportunity to re-submit assignments that have been revised to take account of tutor feedback.

ED50HH
International Education
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Sandra Nicol

Pre-requisite(s): The successful completion of the core compulsory module Professional Perspectives in Education. This applies to Chartered Teacher Programme participants only.

Note(s): This course is open to teachers, lecturers and other professionals with appropriate qualifications and experience working in an educational or education related context. This course is also available as an option as follows: ED50LF (Leadership in Professional Settings) ED50QQ (Advanced Professional Studies).

Core
Specialisms
 International Education
– Principles, Policy and Practice
– International Benchmarking
– Comparative Studies & Methodology

 The Impact of Globalization & the Global Economy
– International Relations
– International Organisations  Fair Trade
 Sustainable Development
 Climate Change
 Cultures and Traditions
 Leadership
 European Dimension

 Global Citizenship
– Social Justice
– Human Rights
– Values and Ethics

 Critical Reflection
– Impact on practice
– Learning and teaching approaches
– Links with Curriculum for Excellence

For face-to-face = 6 one hour lectures, 6 x 3 hour seminars, 5 two hour skills practice sessions and 2 x 3 hours group support tutorials

1st attempt: 1 written summative assignment (equivalent to 6,000 words) 100%
This will take the form of a professional enquiry with a supporting portfolio of evidence.
Resit: One opportunity to resubmit the 6,000 word assignment

ED50HJ
An Introduction to Learning and Teaching for Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Employability
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Yvonne Bain and Kenny McIntosh

Pre-requisite(s):

Note(s): The aims of the course are to enhance and extend participants’ skills, knowledge and understanding of enterprise and employability education by : • Exploring the concepts related to enterprising skills for and entrepreneurial attitudes towards learning and employability for all learners. • Examining the national and international political contexts of the aspirations to develop skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work.

Indicative content includes:
• The concepts of enterprising education, entrepreneurial attitudes towards learning, skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work.
• Exploration of the national and international background to recent developments in enterprise, entrepreneurship and employability education.
• Examining connections between ‘16+ Learning Choices’, ‘Determined to Succeed’, ‘More Choices, More Chances’, and Curriculum for Excellence.
• Collaborative engagement in cross-disciplinary contexts, on common issues and distinctive features of their own professional setting in developing enterprising, entrepreneurial and employability education.
• A collaborative investigation of a professional issue arising from one of these frameworks, strategies and initiatives.

20 hours of online participation involving 5 x 1 hour synchronous online tutorials and 10 x 1.5 hours asynchronous online supported discussion.
40 hours of guided study.
90 hours independent study

A critically reflective written assignment (3000 words) on the rationale for enterprising learning and teaching, and developing entrepreneurial attitudes through the context of employability education

ED50HK
Learning and Teaching for Employability Skills
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Yvonne Bain and Kenny McIntosh

Pre-requisite(s):

Note(s): The aims of the course are to enhance and extend participants’ skills, knowledge and understanding of employability education by providing an experiential learning opportunity for participants to develop an informed perspective from which to critically analyse approaches to learning and teaching designed to develop employability skills of learners.

Participants will be able to:
• Provide a critical analysis of experiential learning as a means of developing employability skills.
• Draw on relevant research literature and policies in order to justify the planning and teaching of the ‘Deloitte Employability Skills Course’.
• Engage in critical self-analysis of attitudinal qualities and interpersonal skills relevant to employability.

• Critical analysis of essential skills for learning , life and work
• Principles of experiential learning
• Analysis and synthesis of conceptual aspects of employability and employment
• Critical analysis of learning theories applicable to developing employability
• Developing critical reflection and analysis of personal effectiveness in relation to enterprising and entrepreneurial attitudes
• Team-building and communication skills
• Preparing to teach employability skills

Blended learning comprising face-to-face workshops and online participation built around the Deloitte Train the Trainers course. Teaching consists of :
• 40 hours contact involving 16 hours (two-days contiguous on-campus) face-to-face course workshops and 24 hours online synchronous tutorials
• Further online participation (discussion fora): 20 hours guided study
• Independent study: 90 hours

An in-course written assignment (3000 words) providing a critical analysis and justification of approaches to learning and teaching focused on fostering dispositions and attitudes essential for employability skills. This will include a plan for implementing a ‘Deloitte Employability Skills course’.

ED50HL
Enhancing Learning and Teaching for Employability Skills
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Yvonne Bain and Kenny McIntosh

Pre-requisite(s):

Note(s): The aims of the course are to enhance and extend participants’ skills, knowledge and understanding of employability education in the following ways: • Developing the capacity to critically analyse evidence and arguments to support professional reflection on the implementation of an employability skills course. • Applying advanced knowledge and understanding of a range of theoretical perspectives and approaches to enhance personal professional practice. • Implementing a small-scale investigation of personal professional practice in supporting the development of employability education.

Indicative content includes:
• Models and theories of reflection
• Developing a reflective portfolio
• Planning for the systematic investigation of practice – learning from the literature; selecting methodology; gathering data; analysing data; presenting a critical reflection of personal professional practice.
• Implementing a small-scale investigation of learning and teaching in employability education.
• Enhancing reflective practices.

40 hours of online participation involving 7 x 1-hour synchronous online tutorials, 1 x 3 hours field observation by a course tutor leading to formative feedback on Deloitte Employability Trainer status, 20 x 1.5 hours asynchronous online supported discussion.
80 hours of guided study.
180 hours independent study

A written reflective account (6000 words) of enhancing learning and teaching of employability education drawing on evidence from a professional portfolio and small-scale investigation of personal professional practice.

ED50HP
Autism, Inclusion and Participation
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Jackie Ravet

Pre-requisite(s):

Note(s): Course participants must have a commitment to the inclusion of learners with autism spectrum disorders and have access to an appropriate setting for the purpose of undertaking the assessment task and gaining practical experience.

This course aims to deepen participant knowledge and understanding of the key conceptual ideas, theories and perspectives in autism, and the issues associated with autism and learning in inclusive contexts.

Topics will include:

- The Inclusive Context
- Collaborative Working
- Perceptions and Myths
- Definitions
- History
- Prevalence and Diagnostic Criteria
- The Triad of Impairments
- The Causes of Autism
- Psychological and Affective Theories of Autism

Three days of face to face contact including a mixture of presentations, discussions, group activities, individual reflective activities, DVDs and speaker inputs.

Formative assessment is an ongoing feature of the course and will take place through discussion, group activities, and individual reflective and evaluative activities. Participants will also be asked to keep a Professional Diary.

Summative assessment will take the form of one 6000 word assignment (written or mixed media) focused directly on workplace applications.

There will be one opportunity to re-submit assignments that have been revised to take account of tutor feedback.

ED50HQ
Autism, Behaviour and Planning for Change
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Jackie Ravet

Pre-requisite(s): Participants must have completed courses 1 and 2 of the MEd in autism and Learning.

Note(s): Course participants must have a commitment to the inclusion of learners with autism spectrum disorders and have access to an appropriate setting for the purpose of undertaking the assessment task and gaining practical experience.

This course aims to give participants an understanding of the behaviours demonstrated by individuals on the autism spectrum and equip them with a variety of strategies and approaches to support these learners.

Topics will include:

- Constructions of behaviour
- Impacts of contexts and values
- Theories and perspectives
- Using the autism lens
- Avoidance and prevention of challenging behaviour
- Approaches to functional analysis
- Crisis management
- Risk assessment
- Developing collaborative approaches

The course will be delivered on three consecutive days of face to face delivery and will include a mixture of presentations, discussions, group activities, individual reflective activities, DVDs and speaker inputs.

Formative assessment will be a further feature throughout the course through discussion, group activities and individual reflective and evaluative tasks. Participants will also be asked to keep a Professional Diary.

Summative assessment will take the form of a 6000-word submission (written or mixed media) focused directly on workplace applications.

There will be one opportunity to re-submit assignments that have been revised to take account of tutor feedback.

ED50JB
Developing Professional in Further Education
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Yvonne Bain

Pre-requisite(s): All students must hold a first degree or equivalent, satisfy the general entry requirements for the TQFE Programme as specified in the Professional Standards for Lecturers in Scotland’s Colleges (2006, 2012) and be currently employed as a Lecturer.

Co-requisite(s): This course is undertaken as a compulsory course for the TQFE (pg cert) award.

Note(s): Where an individual is employed as an educator in another relevant area, such as staff in a training environment, then this course may be suitable.

• Assessment
• Communication and Relationships
• Curriculum
• Evaluation
• Facilitator
• Learning Activities and Resources
• Learning Environment
• Learning Theories
• Planning for inclusive practice
• Current academic discourse relevant to curriculum, learning, teaching and assessment.

• Synchronous online tutorials supported through Collaborate virtual rooms, regular tutorials 2 hours every 2 weeks for 6 tutorials, at a day and time suitable for the participating colleges. (12 hours)
• Small group tutorial and assessment support (3 x 30 minutes)
• Individual tutor meeting to discuss development of practice (30 minutes)
• Tutor observation and feedback on practice from University tutor(1.5 hours)
• College co-tutor observation and feedback on practice (1.5 hours)
• Engaging in collaborative peer-observation activity (3 hours, to be negotiated by the peers)
• Asynchronous discussion and feedback on e-learning activities
• Distance learning materials provided through MyAberdeen for self-study

First attempt: Continuous Assessment by means of a digital professional portfolio with the inclusion of:
1. Evidence of addressing a professional challenge (25%):
a. Critically review and evaluate a lesson designed to address a personal challenge, which will be peer observed ;
b. Peer-observe a colleague’s teaching and offer constructive feedback,
c. Provide a reflective commentary (of no more than 1500 words) of addressing the professional challenge, including personal learning
2. Evidence of addressing the professional standards for Scotland’s Lecturers for assessment and engagement with quality standards (25%)
a. Engage in a critical conversation with a tutor about own practice
b. Short critical reflective written commentary on using assessment to improve learning and engaging with quality assurance (1500 words)
3. Evidence of Professional Practice (25%)
a. Higher education tutor report
b. Co-tutor / college report
c. Teaching experience agreement
4. Evidence of identifying professional development needs (25%)
a. Critical evaluation of personal and professional strengths and development needs as highlighted across the portfolio (no more than 1500 words)
A (minimum) pass is required in each of the four sections for the course to be awarded an overall (minimum) pass.

Resit: one further resit opportunity will be permitted for any part not judged to be at least ‘pass’, subject to meeting the conditions for post-graduate taught ‘conversion’ courses.

ED50JE
Successful Learners in Further Education
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Yvonne Bain

Pre-requisite(s): All students must hold a first degree or equivalent, satisfy the general entry requirements for the TQFE Programme as specified in the Professional Standards for Lecturers in Scotland’s Colleges (2006, 2012) and be currently employed as a Lecturer.

Co-requisite(s): This course is undertaken as a compulsory course for the TQFE award.

Note(s): Where an individual is employed as an educator in another relevant area, such as staff in a training environment, then this course may be suitable.

• Reflective practice
• Professional identity
• Professional values and practice
• Promoting well-being
• Learner backgrounds and motivation
• Learner characteristics and needs
• Adult and young learners
• Equality and diversity
• Legislation and policy (e.g. accessibility, protection of vulnerable learners, data protection)
• Guidance and support
• Inclusive practice
• Metacognition
• Academic study skills (e.g. identifying and critically evaluating sources, engaging with current discourse, academic writing at Masters level, critical reading)

• Synchronous online tutorials supported through Collaborate virtual rooms, regular tutorials 2 hours every 2 weeks for 8 tutorials, at a day and time suitable for the participating colleges. (16 hours)
• Small group tutorial and assessment support (2 x 30 minutes)
• One to one discussion and lesson evaluation (30 minutes)
• Asynchronous discussion and feedback on e-learning activities
• Engaging in collaborative group activity (13 hours, to be negotiated by the group)
• Distance learning materials provided through MyAberdeen for self-study

First attempt: In-course written assessment by means of a 3000 word critical analysis, drawing on relevant theory and current research, of the characteristics and needs of a group of learners (based on reflections on a minimum of two learning sessions), including an the evaluation of the impact of these needs and characteristics on learning.

Resit: one further resit opportunity will be permitted, subject to meeting the conditions for post-graduate taught ‘conversion’ courses.

ED50JG
Embracing Change and Innovation in Further Education
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Yvonne Bain

Pre-requisite(s): All applicants must satisfy the general entry requirements for the TQFE Programme as specified in the Professional Standards for Lecturers in Scotland’s Colleges (2006, 2012) and must be currently employed as a lecturer.

Co-requisite(s): Applicants are expected to have registered to undertake the postgraduate certificate in Teaching Qualification in Further Education.

Note(s): This course is undertaken as a compulsory course for the TQFE award. However, where an individual is employed as an educator in another relevant area, such as staff in a training environment, then this course may also be suitable as a standalone course or as part of a degree. This course is compulsory for the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Qualification (Further Education).

The changing education landscape
• External Issues - political, legislative, economic, cultural, social, and digital initiatives including: enterprise, employability, sustainability, workplace practices, technological advances
• Sectoral changes including: post 16 initiatives, college structures, funding, good practices, research initiatives

2 Curriculum Developments
• Curriculum for Excellence and other curriculum requirements
• Quality improvement and enhancement
• Innovative practices in learning and teaching including: flexible delivery, flexible and sustainable assessment, feedback initiatives, learning and teaching autonomy

3 Changing roles and coping strategies
• Future professional attibutes, expertise, expectations and interests
• Being an active practitioner
• Collaborating within and outside of the College (partnerships)
• Practitioner researchers
• Managing and coping with change and innovation including, mentoring and coaching
• Planning for change and future Personal and Professional devlopment

• 8 hours synchronous class workshops over an 11 week period, with monthly meetings with the University tutor as group learning activity (4 x 2 hour sessions as a taught group)
• 8 hours asynchronous online activity (4 x 2 hours of activity – including blogs, reflective journals and tutor-moderated asynchronous discussion)
• 1 hour (2 x 30 minutes) one-one or small group assessment tutorial support, at a time negotiated with the tutor to suit individuals / small groups
• 13 hours collaborative engagement

First attempt: Summative assessment (100%): a detailed plan for an innovative approach or change initiative, intended to develop practice in your professional context (3000 words). The plan must be supported and justified with reference to appropriate policy, academic research and other appropriate sources. It should address one (or more) of the issues arising from the formative assessment task which requires the identification of broad implications for the Further Education sector in one of three given themes (The changing education landscape; Curriculum developments; Changing role).

Resit: One further resit opportunity will be permitted, subject to meeting the conditions for post-graduate taught ‘conversion’ courses.

ED50JK
Negotiated Extended Study
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Sandra Nicol

Pre-requisite(s): Professional Perspectives in Education

Note(s): This course is also available as an option as follows: ED50EN (Inclusive Practice) ED50FB (Advanced Educational Studies) ED50CR (Chartered Teacher - Aberdeen students) ED50CS (Chartered Teacher - Inverness students) ED50CT (Chartered Teacher - e-learning option) ED50PP (Leadership in Professional Settings).

There are three study units

Unit 1: Identifying a Focus and Rationale
The purposes of independent study; forms of investigation; the benefits of sustained independent study; the selection of an area, theme or focus; making links to other study modules and practice; the place of research literature and other reading.

Unit 2: Background Reading and Study Plans
The value of background reading; finding sources and resources; making use of literature and other sources; identifying themes and areas for study; finding and framing questions; identifying methods of evidence gathering; setting aims and objects in a timeline; planning practicalities; time management. Negotiating a contract of study and working with others

Unit 3: Implementation and Reporting
Effective communication; ensuring rigour and quality; collecting and analysing evidence; discussing and presenting findings and conclusions.
This module may be available in both contact and distance learning formats with optional support and interaction through computer mediated communication. Participants will complete a series of tutorials, readings and practical activities as appropriate in preparation for completion of an independent study or development. Additional contact-based elements of delivery may be added where circumstances allow (up to an overall total of 40 hours).
1st attempt: Formative assessment activities are embedded in the distance learning materials to prompt and structure regular participant-tutor contacts and to scaffold the final summative assessment activity.

The summative assessment instrument requires participants to plan, implement and evaluate an independent learning activity centred on a theme or topic of their choice. Summative assessment will be based on submission of a 6000-8000 word report of the work undertaken, along with any associated materials generated. Assessment will be criteria-based.
Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50JL
The Extended Professional Project
CREDIT POINTS 60

Course Co-ordinator: Aileen Ackland

Pre-requisite(s): 120 credits at SCQF Level 11

Participants are supported through a series of units of study and associated research guides covering:

- Undertaking a Literature Search
- Doing a Literature Review
- Interrogating Research Reports
- Presenting a Research Plan and Proposal
- Research Methods
- Action Research: A Strategy for Developing Professionals
- Paradigms of Research
- Data Gathering Techniques
- Ensuring Quality Evidence
- Academic Writing
- Preparing your Dissertation or Work-based Project Report

This module may be available in both contact and distance learning formats with optional support and interaction in an Induction event. Participants will be allocated an individual supervisor/tutor(s). Additional contact-based elements of delivery may be added where circumstances allow (up to an overall total of 40 hours).

The final summative assessment is a 15,000 - 18,000 word assignment presented as a formal dissertation or work-based project report. Assessment will be criteria based.
Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50KA
Extended Professional Experience Through Evidence Based Practice
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Roseanne Fitzpatrick

Pre-requisite(s): Successful completion of ITE programme; provisional registration; working in professional context.

- Extending KU of topic area
- Being a member of a professional learning community - ways of working
- Linking area of study to workplace based CPD action plan
- Holding learning conversations
- Engagement in e-learning discussion areas
- Planning a workplace based intervention - identifying a focus and rationale; development planning; implementation and reporting
- Research methodology (including evidence gathering and pupil gains).

This course will be available in a blended learning and full e-learning format. Participants will engage in a series of seminars (physical or virtual), interact via on-line tutorial sessions and use computer mediated communication (using WebCT/GLOW). Participants will complete a series of tutorials, readings and practical activities, as appropriate to their focus area.

1st attempt: The task for summative assessment will require participants to plan, implement and evaluate a workplace intervention linked to their focus area and linked to measurement of pupil learning gains. Summative assessment will be based on submission of a 3000-4000 word report of the work undertaken, along with associated supporting materials generated which will be submitted as a portfolio of evidence.

Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised, to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50KB
Enhanced Self-Evaluation and Reflexive Practice
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Roseanne Fitzpatrick and Dean Robson

Pre-requisite(s): Successful completion of ITE programme; provisional registration; working in professional context.

Co-requisite(s): None.

- Engagement in Professional learning/learning communities
- Critical reflection (SFR)/self evaluation - skills/processes/tools
- CPD action planning and implementation - rationale; approaches; learning logs; critical incident log
- Use of technology to support self-evaluation of professional practice and CPD implementation and impact measurement
- Unpacking the Standard for Full Registration (SFR)
- Portfolio Development - evidence gathering (e.g. learning logs; profiles; PDAPs; professional discussions; reflections on professional practice; CPD summaries and reflections)
- Evaluating policy/research/literature
- Reflective Reporting

This course will be available in a blended learning and full e-learning format. Participants will engage in a series of seminars (physical or virtual), interact via on-line tutorial sessions and use computer mediated communication (using WebCT/GLOW). Participants will complete a series of tutorials, readings and practical activities, as appropriate to their focus area.

1st attempt: This course requires the submission of a Portfolio and a Reflective Report that demonstrates competence as a teacher in terms of the SFR.
The Portfolio will consist of evidence covering CPD matched to the relevant competences in the SFR and an overview to illustrate that all of the competences have been addressed.
The Reflective Report should highlight learning and professional growth through the activities outlined in the portfolio.

Specific evidence submitted will include:
- Reflective commentary (2000 words) with supporting portfolio evidence
- Presentation (equivalent to 2000 words) (f2f or virtual) of outcomes of PDAP - rationale, learning, impact, next steps - with supporting portfolio evidence
- + Copy of final GTCS profile
- + Confirmation from school re recommended for or has achieved SFR.

Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised, to take account identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50KC
Enhanced Evidence-Based Cross-Curricular Practice
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dean Robson and Roseanne Fitzpatrick

Pre-requisite(s): Extended Professional Experience through Evidence-based Practice Enhanced Self-Evaluation and Reflexive Practice

Co-requisite(s): None

- Critical exploration of principles and perspectives on the purposes, roles and responsibilities, framework, planning considerations, role of partners, key features of learning and teaching to support the effective integration of L; N; HWB across learning with reference to contemporary educational theory
- Critical exploration of experiences and outcomes for L; N; HWB and learning and teaching strategies to support effective integration across learning
- Design of effective learning, teaching and assessment activities (curriculum plans; L&T experiences; assessment approaches) to support integration of L; Nl HWB for effective learning taking into account the 4 capacities of CfE
- Collaborative project design, management and implementation
- Advanced action research methodologies
- Classroom-based evidence gathering
- Discussion, evaluation, critical reflection and reporting of project nature and output

This course will be available in a blended learning format and full e-learning format. Participants will attend a series of seminars, interact via on-line tutorial sessions and use computer mediated communication. Participants will have access to a number of on-line resources, and will complete a series of tutorials, readings and practical activities, as appropriate, in preparation for completion of their cross-disciplinary project.

1st attempt: Formative assessment activities are embedded in the distance learning materials to prompt and structure regular participant-tutor contacts and to scaffold the final summative assessment activity.

The summative assessment instrument requires participants to plan, implement and evaluate innovative cross-disciplinary practices/interventions focussed in an area of their choice. Summative assessment will be two-part (equivalent 6000-8000 words), covering the Learning Outcomes highlighted above, and based on:
1. Oral presentation on cross curricular project/intervention (10-15 minutes) with supporting portfolio of evidence (3000 words equivalent) highlighting:
- the underpinning theoretical principles and concepts (with reference to reading/research) and how these link to your learning and associated enhanced practice;
- the action research frame used to measure the impact of your cross curricular practices/interventions;
- the findings and a critical analysis of the evidence gathered in terms of pupil learning gains and implications for own practice.
The presentation to be followed by a discussion with the panel to explore issues which arose.

2. Submission of a best practice teaching resource or plan embedded in one of the cross curricular themes, and appropriate to age and stage, for potential use by other practitioners with supporting guidance notes including references to cross curricular principles/practices, related reading/research and implementation and impact measurement strategies (3000 words).
Assessment will be criteria-based.

Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50KD
Professional Biography
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dean Robson and Roseanne Fitzpatrick

Pre-requisite(s): Extended Professional Experience through Evidence-based Practice (15 credits) Enhanced Self-Evaluation and Reflexive Practice (15 credits) A further 120 credits from Stage 2 of the MSc in EPP programme or combination of this and APL.

Co-requisite(s): None

The following areas will be covered:
- Enhanced approaches to self-evaluation
- Enhanced techniques to support personal critical reflection
- Enhanced portfolio management (including e-portfolios)
- Enhanced practice in collaborative working practices and role of professional learning communities in supporting enhanced professional practice
- Further examination and review of research methodologies and instruments and techniques of enquiry
- Further exploration of the relationships between policy, research and practice
- Further examination of professionalism and professional development within the current educational context and context of professionalism
- Academic writing
- Preparing for your synoptic report and integrative oral

This course will be available in a blended learning and full e-learning format. Much of the work for this course will be undertaken in groups (physical, virtual or combination) giving and receiving reflective feedback on research/enquiry projects, enhanced professional practice and progress to date. This feedback will ultimately inform the participant's final professional development action plan. Course members will be expected to accept, advocate and demonstrate a way of working which values and fosters trust, openness and non-judgemental acceptance of different perspectives and challenges in a professional manner and provides constructive feedback to others - a way of working which will have been part of the methodology used across all courses within the programme. Furthermore, participants will engage in a series of seminars (physical or virtual), interact via on-line tutorial sessions and use computer mediated communication (using WebCT/GLOW). Participants will complete a series of tutorials, readings and practical activities, as appropriate to the aims of the course.

1st attempt: Formative assessment activities will be provided to prompt and structure regular participant-participant and participant-tutor contacts and to scaffold the final summative assessment activities. Summative assessment will be 3 parts (equivalent 8000 words) all parts backed up by a supporting portfolio of evidence (annotated and appropriately cross-referenced in report, presentation and action plan) pulling together journey through the programme, covering the Learning Outcomes highlighted above, and based on:
1. Synoptic report (4000 words)
2. Integrative oral (15 minutes) and discussion with panel (including field professionals)
3. Professional development action plan with reflective commentary (2000 words)

Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50KF
Negotiated Independent Study
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Roseanne Fitzpatrick

Pre-requisite(s):

Note(s): This course is also available as an option as follows: ED50CO (Advanced Educational Studies) ED50ER (Guidance and Pupil Support) ED50FP (Chartered Teacher - Aberdeen students) ED50FQ (Chartered Teacher - Inverness students) ED50FR (Chartered Teacher - e-learning option) ED50NN (Leadership in Professional Settings) ED50LQ (Community Learning and Development).

There are three study units

Unit 1: Identifying a Focus and Rationale
The purposes of independent study; forms of investigation; the benefits of sustained independent study; the selection of an area, theme or focus; making links to other study modules and practice; the place of research literature and other reading.

Unit 2: Background Reading and Study Plans
The value of background reading; finding sources and resources; making use of literature and other sources; identifying themes and areas for study; finding and framing questions; identifying methods of evidence gathering; setting aims and objects in a timeline; planning practicalities; time management. Negotiating a contract of study and working with others

Unit 3: Implementation and Reporting
Effective communication; ensuring rigour and quality; collecting and analysing evidence; discussing and presenting findings and conclusions.

This module may be available in both contact and distance learning formats with optional support and interaction through computer mediated communication. Participants will complete a series of tutorials, readings and practical activities as appropriate in preparation for completion of a sustained independent study or development. Additional contact-based elements of delivery may be added where circumstances allow (up to an overall total of 20 hours).

1st attempt: Formative assessment activities are embedded in the distance learning materials to prompt and structure regular participant-tutor contacts and to scaffold the final summative assessment activity.

The summative assessment instrument requires participants to plan, implement and evaluate an independent learning activity centred on a theme or topic of their choice. Summative assessment will be based on submission of a 3000-4000 word report of the work undertaken, along with any associated materials generated. Assessment will be criteria-based.

Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50LB
Small- Scale Project Leadership
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Ane Halsall

Pre-requisite(s):

The content of the course is designed to support participants through a small scale project, either based in their own classrooms or where appropriate as part of school based development work.

The following topics will form the core of the course.

• Using the management cycle
(describing one approach to the management cycle, auditing current practice, demonstrating improvement)
• Writing a project plan
(constructing a sound rationale, writing aims, objectives and success criteria, detailed action tasks)
• Implementing and sustaining small scale project plans
(setting and keeping to timescales, overcoming resistance, keeping others informed)
• Demonstrating your achievements
(what is monitoring and evaluation, strategies for demonstrating improvement, sharing your work with others, identifying next steps)

The course will be available in different formats, the balance of which will be negotiated with individual applicants and education authorities.

A directed study programme with set reading, reflective activities and school based tasks involving project planning and implementation will support a seminar programme. The seminar programme will explore the key concepts underpinning the course and relate them to practice. Within the seminar programme there will be a mixture of tutor input, group discussions and individual support.

The taught element, available at a distance, on line or face to face where viable, will explore the key concepts underpinning the course and relate them to practice. Half of the notional student effort will be directed towards professional action.

1st attempt: The summative assessment instrument reflects the emphasis on professional action. For this course the summative assessment will be a project report, consisting of a completed project plan, evidence of implementation and a presentation detailing implementation, review and evaluation strategies and project outcomes.

Length of submission 6000 - 8000 words plus associated evidence.

Assessment will be criteria-based.

Resit: A revised version of the appropriate part of the assessment will be required in the event of a submission failing to meet the assessment criteria.

ED50LD
Leading and Developing People and Teams
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Anne Halsall

Pre-requisite(s):

The following topics will form the core of the course.

• principle-led human resource management
• the contribution of teams to organisational effectiveness
• forming and maintaining high performance teams
• developing and implementing a collegiate project plan
• communication, delegation and managing conflict.

The course will be available in different formats, the balance of which will be negotiated with individual applicants and education authorities.

A directed study programme with set reading, reflective activities and school based tasks involving project planning and implementation will support a seminar programme. The seminar programme will explore the key concepts underpinning the course and relate them to practice. Within the seminar programme there will be a mixture of tutor input, group discussions and individual support.

The taught element, available at a distance, on line or face to face where viable, will explore the key concepts underpinning the course and relate them to practice. Half of the notional student effort will be directed towards professional action.

1st attempt: The assessment instrument for this module will in three parts. Taken together these will total 6000 – 8000 plus associated evidence. Part 1 will involve a literature review on an appropriate aspect of leadership. Part 2 will focus on self-evaluation of professional abilities and interpersonal skill related to leading individuals and teams. Part 3 will be a case study of team working in the organisation.

Assessment will be criteria- based.

Resit: A revised version of the appropriate part of the assessment will be required in the event of a submission failing to meet the assessment criteria.

ED50LG
Leading Professional Development
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Anne Halsall

Pre-requisite(s):

 Models of adult learning
 Learning Organisations
 Defining CPD
 Identifying Needs
 Designing and Implementing a short CPD programme
 Monitoring and Evaluation: The impact of CPD
 Exploring your communication and presenting skills

The course will be available in different formats, the balance of which will be negotiated with individual applicants and education authorities.

A directed study programme with set reading, reflective activities and school based tasks involving project planning and implementation will support a seminar programme. The seminar programme will explore the key concepts underpinning the course and relate them to practice. Within the seminar programme there will be a mixture of tutor input, group discussions and individual support.

The taught element, available at a distance, on line or face to face where viable, will explore the key concepts underpinning the course and relate them to practice. Half of the notional student effort will be directed towards professional action.

1st attempt: Participants will audit professional development needs within their own organisation and working with others will design, implement and evaluate a short CPD programme in their setting. Participants will self-evaluate their own professional practice related to this task.

Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment 1/2/3 assignment(s) equivalent to a total of 6000 – 8000 words with associated evidence based on the development and delivery of the programme. Assessment will be criterion-based.
Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of feedback to the original.

ED50LH
Leading Learning and Teaching
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Norman Coutts

Pre-requisite(s):

The content of the course is designed to support participants through an evaluation of learning and teaching and drawing up recommendations for improvement.

The following topics will form the core of the course.

• revisiting learning and teaching theories
• learning and teaching in an inclusive environment
• developing learning and teaching to support effective learning
• curriculum evaluation
• creating a learning and teaching policy.

The course will be available in different formats, the balance of which will be negotiated with individual applicants and education authorities.

A directed study programme with set reading, reflective activities and school based tasks involving project planning and implementation will support a seminar programme. The seminar programme will explore the key concepts underpinning the course and relate them to practice. Within the seminar programme there will be a mixture of tutor input, group discussions and individual support.

The taught element, available at a distance, on line or face to face where viable, will explore the key concepts underpinning the course and relate them to practice. Half of the notional student effort will be directed towards professional action.

1st attempt: For this module the summative assessment will be the creation and presentation of a draft Learning and Teaching Policy, draft CPD Programme and associated support materials or an equivalent and a report on the rationale underpinning in the construction of the policy, programme or equivalent.

Length of submission 3000 - 4000 words plus associated evidence.

Assessment will be criteria-based.

Resit: A revised version of the appropriate part of the assessment will be required in the event of a submission failing to meet the assessment criteria.

ED50LJ
Leading Change
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Anne Halsall

Pre-requisite(s):

The following topics will form the core of the course:

• School Culture
• Change Models
• Situational Analysis & Change
• Change, Resistance & Conflict
• Re-culturing Organisations

The course will be available in different formats, the balance of which will be negotiated with individual applicants and education authorities.

A directed study programme with set reading, reflective activities and school based tasks involving project planning and implementation will support a seminar programme. The seminar programme will explore the key concepts underpinning the course and relate them to practice. Within the seminar programme there will be a mixture of tutor input, group discussions and individual support.

The taught element, available at a distance, on line or face to face where viable, will explore the key concepts underpinning the course and relate them to practice. Half of the notional student effort will be directed toward professional action.

1st Attempt: The summative instrument for this module will be literature review of aspects of change processes and an organisational situational analysis in a 3000-4000 word or equivalent submission. Assessment will be criteria-based.

Resit: A revised version of the appropriate part of the assessment will be required in the event of a submission failing to meet the assessment criteria.

ED50LR
Strategic Planning, Management and Leadership in Professional Organizations
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Anne Halsall

Pre-requisite(s):

The course will consist of four units.

1. The nature of change and its implications for decision-making and control.
This unit will consider examples of change in both commercial and not-for-profit organizations to illustrate the consequences of strategic decisions. Particular attention will be given to distinguish situations ‘close to certainty’ and those ‘far from certainty’, as indicated by the degree of turbulence in economic, social and technological circumstances.

2. Rational models for strategic management.
An examination of various models for strategic and scenario planning.

3. Organizations as feedback systems.
A more detailed examination of ‘far from certainty’ situations where traditional strategic planning fails.

4. Implications for change management in professional organizations and the implications for leadership competencies.
Relating the theoretical insights from the course to the practical circumstances of the participants’ own professional situation.

This is a graduate level class that will be taught as a virtual online course using synchronous technology or a blended delivery format, using a combination of face-to-face or online delivery modes. Synchronous online teaching is best delivered with a limit of 20 students.

Summative assignment of 6000 words taking account of different reporting formats.

ED50LS
Financial Planning, Management and Leadership in Professional Organizations
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Anne Halsall

Pre-requisite(s):

The course will consist of four units.
1. The financing of public services
An overview of the funding streams available to organizations in the public sector

2. Financial planning
Theoretical frameworks and mechanisms for the allocation and control of budgets

3. Judging outcomes
Exploring the relationship between expenditure and ‘measures of success’

4. Financial planning in professional organizations and the implications for leadership competencies.
Relating the theoretical insights from the course to the practical circumstances of the participants’ own professional situation.

Delivery will be on-line, with a mixed mode approach and possible blended learning options.

Summative assignment of 6000 words taking account of different reporting formats.

ED50LZ
Mentoring
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Sandra Nicol

Pre-requisite(s): This course is open to teachers, lecturers and other professionals with appropriate qualifications and experience working in an educational or education related context.

Note(s): This course is also available as an option as follows: ED50GD (Advanced Educational Studies) ED50FA (Guidance and Pupil Support).

 Learning communities and collegiality

 Models of mentoring

 Mentoring as a form of professional learning
 Adult learning

 Mentoring and induction
 principle-centred induction and procedural-led induction

 Relationships
quality of interactions,
issues of power, ethics and confidentiality
appropriate balance between personal and professional roles
core conditions

 Mentoring Roles Mentoring activities
 coach - climate setting
 role model - listening, motivating and encouraging
 advocate - reviewing
 critical friend - dialogic challenge and negotiation
 acculturator - observation and formative feedback

 The process of mentoring - different stages: different skills
Egan's model

 Skills, qualities and attributes
 values and attitudinal qualities
 interpersonal skills

For face-to-face = 4 one hour lectures, 3 two hour seminars, 5 two hour skills practice sessions and 1 hour tutorial

1st attempt: 1 written summative assignment (equivalent to 4,000 words) 100%
Resit: Not normally applicable

ED50NA
Foundations of Person-Centred Counselling
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Elizabeth Freire

Pre-requisite(s): Acceptance onto the Postgraduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling. 120 hours of counselling training (to certificate level).

This course offers an in-depth exploration of Carl Rogers’ theory of Person-Centred counselling
In keeping with the theoretical focus the personal and professional development aspects of the course will centre on the development of the essential core personal qualities that form the basis of the Person Centred Approach to Counselling. There will be an ongoing focus on developing counselling skills and understanding the core conditions of empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence.
Within a supportive environment the course will continue to develop the concepts of self and peer evaluation with time in small and large personal and professional development groups.


Course members will be expected to accept and advocate a value system fostering trust, openness and non-judgemental acceptance.

One non-residential block of 5 consecutive days 3 individual days. Each day will provide a mix of small and large group workshop based activity, lectures and seminars.
1x1hour tutorial will be arranged independently. This can be either one to one or group.

1st attempt: Formative assessment: Analysis of the transcript of 1 audio-tape of a skills practice session
(10-15 minutes); ‘Practice readiness’ statement.
Summative assessment: 1 written assignment (4500) words.

Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50NB
Therapeutic Process in Person-Centred Counselling
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Elizbeth Freire

Pre-requisite(s): Entry to the Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling

Co-requisite(s): Completion of courses 1 and 2

This course extends and develops the practice of counselling skills. It enhances the knowledge which supports a therapeutic relationship by introducing conceptual frameworks for understanding the process of therapy. It applies these theories to personal and professional development. The personal and professional development aspects of the course will centre on the development of the essential skills and core personal qualities which form the basis of a safe therapeutic relationship. Within the supportive environment of ongoing personal development groups, supervision groups and the course community group students will continue to have the opportunity for the continuing development of personal and professional awareness. Feedback from peers and tutors will encourage the development of realistic self assessment within the counselling relationship.

10 days, one day per week. Each day will provide a mix of small and large group workshop based activity, lectures and seminars.

Formative Assessment: 1 audio-tape of a counselling session.
Summative assessment: 1 written assignment (5000) words consisting of two parts:
a) A critical review of the conceptual and theoretical basis of person-centred counselling (2000 words).
b) Analysis of the process of an audio-taped counselling session (3000 words – 15 minutes segment transcript not included in the word count).

Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised, to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50NC
Development of Professional Counselling Practice
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Elizabeth Freire

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of courses 1,2,3,4 and 5 of the postgraduate diploma in person-centred counselling

The following areas will be covered:
A brief introduction to the sociological perspective
*recognising the ways in which social contexts and systems shape a persons’ perception and construction of reality
*developing an understanding of the implications of working as a counsellor in multi disciplinary settings
An exploration of counselling as an agent of change and/or of social control
*introduce theoretical frameworks for other counselling orientations, vital for the ability to understand the place of person centred counselling and to be able to articulate and discuss therapeutic interventions with colleagues from other disciplines.
*Within the supportive environment of course groups students will continue the development of personal and professional awareness fundamental to person centred counsellors.
Course members will be expected to accept and advocate a value system fostering trust, openness and non-judgemental acceptance.

This course will be held one day per week over 8 individual weeks. Each day will provide a mix of small and large group workshop based activity, lectures and seminars.
1x1hour tutorial will be arranged independently. This can be either one to one or group.

1st attempt: Formative Assessment: 1 audio-tape of a counselling session; Group presentations.
Summative assessment: 1 client study - review of the work with a single client over the course of counselling (4500 words)

Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised, to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50ND
Reflexivity and Professional Enquiry
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Elizabeth Freire

Pre-requisite(s): Being a participant on the postgraduate diploma in person-centred counselling

This course will introduce the topic of research in the context of counselling.
The following questions will be addressed:

What is research?
How and why might counsellors do and use research?
What does research tell us?
How is research read critically?

Asking questions such as:
How can the results be generalised?
Are there limitations (such as the way the sample was selected)?
Are the results reliable?
How adequate or convincing is the way in which concepts used in the research are applied?
Are there serious omissions in the work?
Are there other ways of explaining the results of the study?
Are the methods used appropriate?
How is a literature search undertaken?
What is a good research question?
How can answers be found?
What methodologies are relevant to the field of counselling research?
How are these located in terms of disciplinary perspectives?
What kind of ethical considerations are important in counselling research?
How can the results of research be reported?

This course will be integrated throughout most of the training programme with discrete input between modules two and eight. Each training day will provide a mix of small and large group workshop based activity, lectures and seminars.
1x1hour tutorial will be arranged independently. This can be either one to one or group.

1st attempt: Formative Assessment: Self-appraisal statement
Summative assessment: 1 written assignment (4500 words)

Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50P1
Practice 1 - Engaging and Working with Communities
CREDIT POINTS

Course Co-ordinator: Karen McArdle

Pre-requisite(s): x

Note(s): This forms part of the PgDip in Community Learning and Development for which there is a set programme of courses.

The aim of the course is to provide experience in practice linked to the competences as approved by the professional body CeVe.

The course will provide practical experience in knowledge, skills and attributes required to engage and work effectively with communities in a Scottish community learning and development context to work towards individual and community change.

Topics include:

- Discipline contexts and discourses (e.g. economic, sociological, anthropological)
- Policy frameworks for community learning and development (international, national, regional and local)
- Characteristics of communities
- Skills of community profiling
- Approaches and skills of generating social capital
- Approaches and skills of community capacity building

20 hours - comprising one and a half day workshop and tutorial support.

Observation of practice; community profile (3000-word report).

There will be one opportunity to resubmit work completed as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

A repeat observation may be held where inadequacies are identified.

ED50P2
Practice 2 - Empowering Relationships in Community Learning and Development
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Karen McArdle

Pre-requisite(s): x

Note(s): The course is part of PgDip in Community Learning and Development.

The aim of the course is to assist participants to acquire advanced knowledge and understanding of relationships and how these may be used to empower individuals and groups to address issues linked to their own development.

Topics include:

- Theory linked to power and empowerment in a community context (Rogers, Freiere, Foucault)
- Beginning and Ending professional relationships
- Forging and Developing relationships - values and skills
- Relationship paradigms (coaching, guidance, mentoring, counselling)
- Working with groups
- Leadership roles
- Use of ICT in an empowering context
- Theory and practice of individual and community change

20 hours - comprising one and a half day workshop and tutorials.

Discussion and critical analysis of a successful empowering relationship (equivalent of 6,000 words.) Report to be presented using video or other media evidence. Line Manager's report linked to the competences of CeVe.

There will be one opportunity to resubmit work completed as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

A second line manager's report will be sought after the student has addressed any limitations.

ED50P3
Practice 3 - Stages and Settings of Lifelong Learning
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Karen McArdle

Pre-requisite(s):

The aim of the course is to introduce participants to a range of stages and settings commonly part of the professional demesne of community learning and development. Participants will develop the skills and flexibility required to work in different domains.

Topics include:

- History and discourses linked to stages and settings of community learning and development (e.g. youth work, adult education, multicultural education, disability, rural and urban issues, ABE, homelessness)
- Social Practices models of lifelong learning
- Identification of rationale and focus for work with identified groups or individuals
- Analysis of needs, wants and desires
- Devise relevant and appropriate intervention linked to changes
- Evaluate effectiveness of intervention

One and a half day workshop annd tutorial time.

Observed practice; discussion and critical analysis of 2 contrasting stages and settings with which the participant has been engaged (6000 words).

There will be one opportunity to resubmit work completed, as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

A repeat observation may be held where inadequacies are identified.

ED50P4
Practice 4 - Designing and Managing in a Community Setting
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Karen McArdle

Pre-requisite(s):

The aim of the course is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attributes required to design and manage lifelong learning in a range of contrasting settings.

Topics include:

- Professional roles and interdisciplinary practice
- Planning and managing change in a community setting
- Management Discourses and styles of leadership
- Planning and implementing projects
- Self-motivation and self management
- Policy and procedural links to practice
- Identifying and using Resources
- Budget management

20 hours - 2 day workshop and tutorial time.

Line Manager's Report.
Presentation of a project designed and managed by participant identifying strengths and limitations (equivalent of 6000 words). A 15 minute presentation will be made to peers who will provide formative feedback and summative assessment with the process managed by university tutor.

There will be one opportunity to resubmit work, as revised to take account of indentified inadequacies in the original.

A second line manager's report will be sought after the student has addressed any limiatations.

ED50P5
Fundamental Principles of Plurilingual Education (CLIL/EAL)
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Do Coyle

Pre-requisite(s):

Students will attend a series of virtual/f2f seminars and practical workshops including:
- Conceptualising plurilingual education
- Learning Theories and Second Language Acquisition Theories (BICS/CALP)
- Implications for integrating content and language
- The 4Cs conceptual framework
- Importance of scaffolded learning and classroom discourse
- Problematising thinking skills
- Relationship between pluricultural and plurilingual learning
- Subject specific discourse for scaffolding learning

The teaching will be both f2f and on-line/distance (using videoconferencing/email/VLE)
10 x 3 hour session
4 x 1 hour small group tutorials
2 x 3 hour workshops
Totals the equivalence of 40 hours contact

1st attempt: Participants will be required to submit for assessment one written assignment between 4,500-6,000 words in the format of an article for a professional/academic journal based on a rationale for plurilingual education. The assignment will require students to reflect critically on theoretical constructs and their impact on evolving pedagogies. The assignment will also require them to articulate their own theory of practice.

Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work which clearly shows responses to inadequacies in the first attempt.

ED50P6
Unit Planning and Task Design in Plurilingual Contexts (CLIL/EAL)
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Do Coyle

Pre-requisite(s):

Students will attend a series of virtual/f2f seminars and practical workshops including:
- Curriculum design in plurilingual contexts
- Mind Mapping the process
- Principles of task design including assessment principles (formative and summative)
- Task design and textual representation (including digital, visual and oral representation)
- The analysis of subject/thematic specific cognitive, cultural and linguistic demands
- Evaluation tools for tasks and materials
- Planning, developing and rationalising a unit of work
- Presentation of units of works for Open Source access
- Providing and responding to peer critique and reflecting on the process

The teaching will be both f2f and on-line/distance (using videoconferencing/email/VLE)
10 x 3 hour session
4 x 1 hour small group tutorials
2 x 3 hour workshops
Totals the equivalence of 40 hours contact

1st attempt: Participants will be required to submit a portfolio [up to 6,000 words or equivalent] of a teaching unit of work relating to their own curriculum, schools and students consisting of
- critical rationale for its design (including a mind map)
- lesson plans
- materials and tasks which reflect the rationale
- teachers notes
- the powerpoint or video film of the academic and practical rationale for the unit and the approach selected, used during a presentation to peers
- peer-assessment feedback from the presentation
- critical reflective commentary and self-evaluation to respond to feedback from presentation to peers
(up to 6,000 words in total)

Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work which clearly shows responses to inadequacies in the first attempt.

ED50P7
Enhanced Practice in Early Years Education (own setting)
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Catriona McDonald

Pre-requisite(s): None

Students, working in Action Learning Sets, will engage with on-line learning resources and practical workshops and undertake a negotiated independent child study which encompasses the following four themes:
- child development and learning
- the child in the socio-cultural context
- educational approaches and issues: shaping change in practice settings
- exploring issues and applications in practice through personal research and enquiry.

This course will be taught by distance learning, supported by on-line materials, peer and tutor support with self-directed learning tasks. A series of four network days will be delivered to complement on-line learning outcomes.

1st attempt: Participants will be required to submit a summative assessment of 6,000 words built upon a series of tasks linked to the core themes of the course utilising a range of reporting formats. Students will complete three tasks, each of 1,000 words, to be submitted for formative feedback from peers and tutor, together with one 3,000 word written assessment. The assignment will require students to communicate with peers and more senior colleagues to review and reflect critically on all four themes stated in the course content. Assessment will be criteria-based.

Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50P8
Wider Perspectives for Enhanced Practice in Early Years Education
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Catriona McDonald

Pre-requisite(s): None

- Students will undertake professional practice in two other settings at alternative stages to their own (two of 0-3, 3-5, 5-8)
- Students, working in Action Learning Sets, will engage with on-line learning resources and practical workshops and undertake an action research project involving two linked issues or approaches of individual interest and relevance to 0-3 and 3-8 and the four threaded themes: child development and learning; the child in the socio-cultural context; educational approaches and issues: shaping change in practice settings; exploring issues and applications in practice through personal research and enquiry.

This course will be taught by distance learning, supported by on-line materials, peer and tutor support with self-directed learning tasks. A series of four network days will be delivered to complement on-line learning outcomes.

1st attempt: Participants will be required to submit a summative assessment of 6,000 words built upon a series of tasks linked to the core themes of the course and utilising a range of reporting formats. Students will complete two tasks of 1,000 words each and one of 2,000 words to be submitted for formative feedback from peers and tutor together with one 2,000 word written assessment concluding their action research project. The assignment will require students to communicate with peers and more senior colleagues to review and reflect critically on all four areas stated in the course content. The assignment will require students to review and reflect critically on all four areas stated in the course content and discuss critical opportunities and challenge these issues raise in their own practice setting. Assessment will be criteria-based.

Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

ED50RF
International Education (E-learning)
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Sandra Nicol

Pre-requisite(s): The successful completion of the core compulsory module Professional Perspectives in Education. This applies to Chartered Teacher Programme participants only.

Note(s): This course is open to teachers, lecturers and other professionals with appropriate qualifications and experience working in an educational or education related context.

Core
Specialisms
 International Education
– Principles, Policy and Practice
– International Benchmarking
– Comparative Studies & Methodology

 The Impact of Globalization & the Global Economy
– International Relations
– International Organisations  Fair Trade
 Sustainable Development
 Climate Change
 Cultures and Traditions
 Leadership
 European Dimension

 Global Citizenship
– Social Justice
– Human Rights
– Values and Ethics

 Critical Reflection
– Impact on practice
– Learning and teaching approaches
– Links with Curriculum for Excellence

Distance Learning

1st attempt: 1 written summative assignment (equivalent to 6,000 words) 100%
This will take the form of a professional enquiry with a supporting portfolio of evidence.
Resit: One opportunity to resubmit the 6,000 word assignment

ED50YY
Mentoring and Coaching
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Sandra Nicol

Pre-requisite(s): The successful completion of the core compulsory module Self-Evaluation & Professional Development. This applies to Chartered Teacher Programme participants only.

Note(s): This course is open to teachers, lecturers and other professionals with appropriate qualifications and experience working in an educational or education related context. Those who have already completed the 15 credit Mentoring module, or the 30 credit Mentoring and Counselling module are not eligible for this course. This course is also available as an option as follows: ED50GQ (Chartered Teacher - Aberdeen students) ED50GR (Chartered Teacher - Inverness students) ED50GS (Chartered Teacher - e-learning option) ED50KG (Enhanced Professional Practice) ED50MC (Advanced Professional Studies).

 Learning communities and collegiality

 Models of mentoring and coaching
• instructional mentoring
• GROW model for coaching

 Mentoring and coaching as a form of professional learning
• the use of interactive journals

 Mentoring and induction
• principle-centred induction and procedural-led induction;

 Relationships
• issues of power, ethics and confidentiality
• appropriate balance between personal and professional roles

 Roles Mentoring activities Coaching activities
 coach - relationship building - observation
 role model - listening and reflecting - questioning
 advocate - clarifying - formative feedback
 critical friend - dialogic challenge - target setting
 acculturator - summarising - action planning

Although set out separately above, there is overlap in terms of the skills deployed by mentors and coaches.

 The process of mentoring - different stages: different skills;
• frameworks for differentiating support strategies;

 Skills, qualities and attributes
 values and attitudinal qualities
 interpersonal skills

For face-to-face = 6 one hour lectures, 6 x 3 hour seminars, 5 two hour skills practice sessions and 2 x 3 hours group support tutorials

1st attempt: 1 written summative assignment (equivalent to 6,000 words) 100%
This will take the form of a professional enquiry or case study.
Resit: One opportunity to resubmit the 6,000 word assignment

ED5139
Education for All - Developing Inclusive Practice in the Classroom
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: David McMurty

Pre-requisite(s): Core course: Self-Evaluation and Professional Development

· social justice and the key principles of inclusion
· pertinent legislation; policy guidelines
· exploration of inclusive practice in the classroom
· the holistic needs of children
· the interaction of the affective and cognitive aspects of learning
· the principles of pupil-centred learning
· active/experiential learning; taking account of learning styles; multiple intelligences
· developing the pupil/teacher learning partnership
· enhancement of interpersonal skills
· positive behaviour management strategies, self-esteem, avoiding confrontation.
· inclusive strategies to support pupils with a range of additional needs in a mainstream classroom

Regular support at a distance including 2 hours of tutor input per student.

1 written summative assignment (equivalent to 4000 words) 100%

ED517A
Accreditation of Prior Learning - 1
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Sandra Nicol

Pre-requisite(s):

Co-requisite(s): Maintained CPD portfolio

Note(s): This course is open to teachers, with appropriate qualifications and experience working in an educational or education related context.

Representation of 150 notional hours of study linked to the standard for the Chartered Teacher Programme.

Face to face seminar and distance learning.

Demonstration that the standard achieved is at the level appropriate for post-graduate study, plus evidence of professional action linked to the Standard for the Chartered Teacher Programme.

ED517B
Accreditation of Prior Learning - 2
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Sandra Nicol

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of core module Self Evaluation and Professional Development:

Co-requisite(s): Maintained CPD portfolio

Note(s): This course is open to teachers, with appropriate qualifications and experience working in an educational or education related context.

Representation of 150 notional hours of study linked to the standard for the Chartered Teacher Programme.

Face to face seminar and distance learning.

Demonstration that the standard achieved is at the level appropriate for post-graduate study, plus evidence of professional action linked to the Standard for the Chartered Teacher Programme.

ED517C
Accreditation of Prior Learning - 3
CREDIT POINTS 45

Course Co-ordinator: Sandra Nicol

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of core module Self Evaluation and Professional Development:

Co-requisite(s): Maintained CPD portfolio

Note(s): This course is open to teachers, with appropriate qualifications and experience working in an educational or education related context.

Representation of 150 notional hours of study linked to the standard for the Chartered Teacher Programme.

Face to face seminar and distance learning.

Demonstration that the standard achieved is at the level appropriate for post-graduate study, plus evidence of professional action linked to the Standard for the Chartered Teacher Programme.

ED517D
Accreditation of Prior Learning - 4
CREDIT POINTS 60

Course Co-ordinator: Sandra Nicol

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of core module Self Evaluation and Professional Development:

Co-requisite(s): Maintained CPD portfolio

Note(s): This course is open to teachers, with appropriate qualifications and experience working in an educational or education related context.

Representation of 150 notional hours of study linked to the standard for the Chartered Teacher Programme.

Face to face seminar and distance learning.

Demonstration that the standard achieved is at the level appropriate for post-graduate study, plus evidence of professional action linked to the Standard for the Chartered Teacher Programme.

ED5180
Accreditation of Prior Learning 5
CREDIT POINTS 75

Course Co-ordinator: Sandra Nicol

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of core module Self Evaluation and Professional Development:

Co-requisite(s): Maintained CPD portfolio

Note(s): This course is open to teachers, with appropriate qualifications and experience working in an educational or education related context.

Representation of 150 notional hours of study linked to the standard for the Chartered Teacher Programme.

Face to face seminar and distance learning.

Demonstration that the standard achieved is at the level appropriate for post-graduate study, plus evidence of professional action linked to the Standard for the Chartered Teacher Programme.

ED5181
Accreditation of Prior Learning 6
CREDIT POINTS 90

Course Co-ordinator: Sandra Nicol

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of core module Self Evaluation and Professional Development:

Co-requisite(s): Maintained CPD portfolio

Note(s): This course is open to teachers, with appropriate qualifications and experience working in an educational or education related context.

Representation of 150 notional hours of study linked to the standard for the Chartered Teacher Programme.

Face to face seminar and distance learning.

Demonstration that the standard achieved is at the level appropriate for post-graduate study, plus evidence of professional action linked to the Standard for the Chartered Teacher Programme.

ED53G1
Introduction to Educational Research Design
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dean Robson/Edward Sosu

Pre-requisite(s): None.

• Introduction to research traditions and paradigms.

• Research process:

Key aspects of the research process; Stating research problems/rationale;
Research questions/hypotheses; Design methodologies;
Commonly used approaches to data collection; Analysis and interpretation
Discussion, evaluation and reflection and reflexivity.

Introduction to research methods and terminologies

Introduction to data analysis software.

Critical evaluation of published research designs


All content areas will be exemplified with hands-on research examples of relevance to various educational audiences.

3 half day and 2 full day face-to-face sessions: Virtual Learning Environment

Report on an evaluation of the design and methodological aspects of two research papers in an educational area of interest. (3000 words report)

Resit: resubmission of written work.

ED54G1
Research Dissemination
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Karen McArdle

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Analysis and critique of published work;

Selection and preparation of research findings into an appropriate form for dissemination in written and oral form;

Presentation skills and question management for contribution of findings to the research community, including abstract submission and paper development for research in progress;

Journal/Conference selection and procedures for submission of refereed papers;

Principles and practice of paper preparation for peer reviewed journals;

Participation in discussion groups and other research community opportunities linked to educational research.

Use of virtual learning environment and face to face delivery for 3 half days totalling 150 hours.

Seminar presentation to peers (including accompanying written paper – modelled on conference presentation) to be assessed together. The seminar will be 20 minutes with 10 minutes discussion.

Resit: Second opportunity to present - to academic staff.

ED5501
Inclusive Pedagogy
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Jenny Spratt and Mhairi Beaton

Pre-requisite(s): Applications should be graduates working in a professional context with children and/or young people.

Note(s): Outcomes: • A theoretical understanding of key principles of inclusive pedagogy • An opportunity to apply selected the principles from inclusive pedagogy to professional practice These principles are: Understanding Learning, Social Justice and Being an Active Professional • Critical reflection on this experience

Inclusive pedagogy is a distinctive concept (Black-Hawkins, Florian & Rouse, 2009; Florian & Rouse, 2009; Florian, 2007; 2009; Florian & Kershner 2009; Florian and Linklater, 2009) which looks for alternative ways to organise teaching and learning by rejecting the deterministic views of ability which dominate much of current educational practice. It identifies three key, interrelated themes: Understanding Learning, Social Justice and Being an Active Professional, each of which is informed by key pedagogic principles, which in combination provide a novel framework for thinking about inclusive practice. Recent research at Aberdeen has explored what this means for the choices that teachers make in the classroom, and is able to provide specific examples of how those principles may be used in practice.

4 x 2 hour workshops supported by web-based discussions and activities.

6000 word essay discussing and critically reflecting upon the impact of inclusive pedagogy in their own classroom setting (100% of CAS mark)

ED55BA
Inter Professional Practice in Children's Services
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Jayne Bruce

Pre-requisite(s): Experience of inter-professional working

Co-requisite(s): Recent/current practice in health, education, social care or related professions.

Note(s): This course is open to teachers and other professionals with appropriate qualifications and experience working in the Children's Services context. This course is also available as an option as follows: ED50BB (Inclusive Practice).

This course examines the key concepts and related readings and research regarding interprofessional practice, including: concepts of tradition, modernisation and innovation; boundary working and brokering; articulation of identities; building new communities of practice; value based understandings and meanings across professions.

- 4x 6 hour workshops and seminars
- 2x 2 hour group tutorials
- web based materials
- to assist learning and reflection students will be expected to maintain a learning journal.

Portfolio of evidenced based practice accompanied by reflective paper (6000 words).
Resit: candidates will resit only failed components of the portfolio. This also applies to the accompanying reflective paper.

ED55G1
Research Methods and Data Analysis
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Karen McArdle

Pre-requisite(s):

x

One 6000 word essay (100%).

ED55G2
Research Methodologies and Perspectives
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Karen McArdle

Pre-requisite(s):

x

ED55G3
Advanced Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis and Interpretation
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dean Robson; Peter Mtika

Pre-requisite(s):

x

ED55G4
Quantitative & Qualitative Methods & Data Analysis (in Education)
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Karen McArdle

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Advanced understanding of research design processes and methodological choices;
Inductive and deductive approaches to analysis and interpretation;

Quantitative methods and analysis:
Statistical tests in application. Principles of correlation, causality, probability and significance and the link to educational research;

Qualitative methods and analysis:
Coding practice, grounded theory, narrative analysis and transcription analysis;
Advanced interview techniques and the link to analysis and interpretation;

Practical skills in data handling and management;

Use of statistical packages of relevance and applied to the educational context for both small scale and larger scale research;

Secondary data analysis (quantitative and qualitative);

Presentation of analysed data for various educational audiences.

6 half day and 4 full day face-to-face sessions : Virtual learning environment.

Identification of secondary data relevant to an educational context. Analysis of data and production of a report and presentation of secondary findings. (4,000 words)

OR

Mini-investigation in educational field of interest to participant. Report on research design, methodology, data collection and analysis, critical reflection (4000 words).

Resit: Resubmission of written work.

ED55LA
School Leadership and the Law
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Anne Halsall

Pre-requisite(s):

The following topics will form the core of the course.
Introduction to the Scottish Legal System and sources of law including the UN Convention on the Right of the Child.
A head teacher's legal responsibilities, including the duty of care to pupils, staff and others.
Legal obligations on school e.g. Standards in Scotland's Schools, Act 2000 and legislative requirements in relation to additional support nnees.
Employment law.
Non-discrimination against staff, pupils or others.
ICT and copyright, data protection and right to privacy.

Participants will complete online units which will lead them through the principles and practices of the law as they pertain to the school leader's role in relation to the school, the teachers and the students in their care.
Readings which draw on the main theories and research findings concerning school law as well as relevant case law as it pertians to schools teacher, children and the law.
The tlaught element, available at a distance, on line or face-to-face or a combination thereof, will explore the key concepts underpinning the course and relate them to principles underlying school leadership and the law.
Asynchronous and synchronous technologies will be applied in online delivery of the module.

Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment assignment(s) equivalent to a total of 6,000 words taking account of different reporting formats. Assignments will be criterion-referenced.

MU5506
Electroacoustic Composition: the Voice and the Machine
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Suk-jun Kim

Pre-requisite(s):

Practical, studio-based classes will provide a technical overview of software applications ProTools, Audiosculpt and Max/MSP, and of sound recording techniques and the microphone. Running concurrently, seminar-based classes will provide an historical overview of electroacoustic music that utilizes the voice as sound object. The theme of each seminar, focused each week around a different aspect of the voice and technology, will provide the theoretical, philosophical, and aesthetic basis for practical applications. Drawing from readings, close analysis and listening of key electro-vocal works from the twentieth century and beyond, we will assess particular cultural and aesthetic issues that concern the mediated voice in recorded sound. The course will probe the role and influence of technology in compositions that involve the voice and technology, particularly looking at the way the voice is rendered, represented or transposed through the electronic medium.

Topics include the microphone and recording technology, sound recording technology and its implications for voice recording, early vocal immortalizations onto the phonograph, the theremin, musique concrčte, the looped voice, the mechanical voice, the synthesized voice, the fictional robotic voice, human beat-boxes, the interactive voice, sampling the voice and plunderphonics, the electroacoustic voice, and lastly the spoken narrative in contemporary music composition.

12 two-hour seminars;
12 two-hour studio classes.

First attempt:

Level 5:
Written journal: 25%
In-class participation: 10%
Mid-term composition project (Duration: 5-6 minutes):: 25%
Final compositional project (Duration: 8-10 minutes):: 40%

Level 4:
Written journal: 25%
In-class participation: 10%
Mid-term composition project (Duration: 3-4 minutes): 25%
Final compositional project (Duration: 5-7 minutes):: 40%

Resit:

Written journal: 25%; Composition Project: 75%