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Course Overview

This course considers in detail effective practice in collaboration, and examines systems and organisational issues, as well as the development of personal skills. It also considers in particular the potential impact of collaboration on the learner.  

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Ms Mhairi Beaton
  • Dr Jennifer Spratt

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

  • Education (ED) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

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.

Further Information & Notes

This course should be taken with ED50BQ which focusses on Literacy Difficulties and Dyslexia.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

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.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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