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ED504P: DEVELOPING PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE FOR TEACHING IN SCOTLAND (2017-2018)

Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 17:25


Course Overview

 

This programme aims to engage learners in taking a critical overview of the Scottish Education system, current policy and curriculum drivers that impact on professional practice of teachers.

 

 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Yvonne Bain
  • Mrs Jayne Bruce

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

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

  • Any Postgraduate 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

 

The Scottish context: Policies, Philosophies and Principles underpinning learning and teaching

·         Scottish education in an international context

·         Policy agendas and national drivers of education in Scotland

·         The current curriculum and responsibilities for all teachers (Literacy, Numeracy, and Health and Well-being, Developing Scotland’s Young workforce etc)

·         Social Justice and Inclusion

Critical perspectives on professional learning and development

·         Models of professional learning

·         Critical enquiry as a process for professional learning

·         Developing as a critically reflective teacher

·         Being an agent of change

 


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

 

1st attempt: 5000 word assignment (or equivalent): critically reflecting policy and practice for social inclusion within a curriculum context relevant to own professional setting. Distinct aspects of the assignment will include:

·         Drawing from formative engagement within the online course discussions, and evidence of practice

·         50%: 2500 word Critique of policy and related literature of influences on Scottish education

·         50%: 2500 word Critical reflection on the implications for practice within own context setting

 

Resit: one resubmission of any of the above assessment elements

 

 

Formative Assessment

 

Formative assessment: Peer and tutor feedback within online discussion (peer responses) and reflection on evidence of practice (e-portfolio response by tutor)

 

 

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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