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ED302C: PROFESSIONAL FOCUS 1 (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

Professional Focus aims to provide students with an opportunity to explore, in depth, an area of the curriculum, or an innovative perspective on learning. The course will extend students’ own learning as well as stimulate new ideas to inform practice as a teacher. It is designed to model the creative and collaborative pedagogical approaches advocated in Curriculum for Excellence

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mrs Sheila Nutkins

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Options might include but not be limited to:
Globalisation - linking curriculum areas including history, geography, expressive arts, modern foreign languages with religious moral personal and social studies to develop students understanding of political and cultural literacy.
Exploring literacies in context - examining different perpectives on literacy including changing definitions, social history, the history of education, gender and current ideologies of literacy/literacies in policy and practice.
Future literacy - examining new literacy skills identified as digital, information or technological literacy with a focus on their possible impact on learning and teaching across the curriculum.
Musical literacy - introducing a range of methods and skills such as the Kodaly approach, creative composition and use of music across the curriculum.
Emotional literacy - examining appropriate pedagogy to support development of emotional literacy as part of understanding inclusive practice, exploring specific issues such as gender and race as well as specific needs such as autism and dyslexia.
Art as a tool for learning across the curriculum - using creativity as a cross-cutting theme to examine learning through the expressive arts and in communities to understand the concept of cultural literacy.
Learning in and through art and design.
Gender and Primary education.
Learning through partnership; home, school and community.
The professional and policy context of education.
The history of education.
Thematic teaching through Storyline.
Outdoor learning in Primary education.
Science, technology and the environment.
Barriers to learning - Inclusive Pedagogy.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 7 - 11, 13

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Written Assignment (3000 words) or Poster or Presentation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Students will receive ongoing feedback during tutorial learning sessions and through the feedback from assessment.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Re-submission of written assignment, poster or presentation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

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