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ED452F: SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 2: P1-3 (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26


Course Overview

During this second placement, students will further develop their professional practice, while taking full responsibility for the teaching of classes. Capacities and skills that enable them to prepare, plan and implement learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation of pupils' learning will be enhanced.  They will investigate a range of wider aspects of school life through completion of school based study tasks.  A small-scale professional enquiry project will be undertaken relevant to the setting, further developing their understanding of the work of other professionals linked to the context of the field placement.

 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mrs Catriona Macdonald

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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

  • MA (Hons) Education (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

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

Course Aims:
This course is the second placement for the academic session in which students will further develop their professional practice. Students are expected to take full responsibility for the teaching of classes early in the placement.

Main Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to:
  • further develop their classroom practice for teaching early/first level learners;
  • further develop capacities and practise skills that enable them to prepare, plan and implement learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation of pupils' learning and their own professional practice;
  • investigate a range of wider aspects of school life through completion of school based study tasks, including the prior learning experiences of learners, and the progression of learning;
  • undertake a small-scale professional enquiry project relevant to the setting;
  • further develop their understanding of the work of other professionals linked to the context of the field placement;
  • demonstrate appropriate communication skills required for the different contexts of becoming a professional teacher in accordance with the GTCS Student Code of Conduct;
  • demonstrate all aspects of classroom related competences within the GTCS Provisional Standard for Registration.
Content:
Students will further develop teaching practice in the early/first level of the Primary school, and wider aspects of learning and teaching in schools.  Supported by university and school mentors, students will increase their responsibility for assessing, designing, implementing, evaluating and reviewing situated learning and teaching experiences for young learners within a range of discrete disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts.

Valuing themselves as growing professionals, students will take increasing responsibility for professional learning and development, applying the cyclical self-evaluation process and engaging in associated professional enquiry, in accordance with the Standard for Provisional Registration.

Associated Costs

Students will travel expenses for school placements in accordance with the guidance provided in the Partnership Unit Handbook available on MyAberdeen.

Further Information & Notes

Students must satisfy the entry requirements as set out in the Memorandum on Entry to the Teaching Profession and the selection processes determined by the School of Education. 

PVG Scheme Membership is mandatory for all students taking this course.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • MA (Hons) Education
  • MA Education with Gaelic Studies
  • Non-Graduating Student in Education Erasmus

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt Summative assessment of professional practice will be carried out in partnership with school based colleagues. (100%) Resit At the discretion of the exam board, students may be allowed one five week re-sit period in September of the following Academic year. (100%)

Formative Assessment

Formative assessment of professional practice will be carried out in partnership with school based colleagues.

Feedback

Students will receive ongoing formative feedback during the school experience placement.

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