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Course Overview

This programme aims to engage learners in taking a critical overview of their own practice, taking account of the requirements 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 Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Yvonne Bain
  • Mrs Jayne Bruce

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

  • 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

Facilitating and supporting learning for all

·         Creating Inclusive climates for learning

·         Assessment of and for Learning

·         Learning without limits

·         Planning for learning

·         The ethical teacher

Depth and diversity in thinking about learners

·         Identifying Challenges in Current priorities in the education systems such as Closing the Attainment gap

·         Addressing barriers to learning

o   Literacy as a barrier to learning

o   English as an additional language (EAL)

o   Emotional literacy

o   Children and young people on the autism spectrum

Developing personal theories of learning and practice

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

1st attempt:

  • 50 %: Folio based evidence of meeting the professional standards (SPR):
  • Self-evaluation of planned learning from ten minute video of practice – using LOCIT as a reflective tool
  • Peer observation of practice in meeting a professional challenge
  • Observation against SPR from line manager in the School
  • Reflective commentary or presentation to identify steps for ongoing development (based on portfolio evidence)
  • 50%: 3000 word written reflective assignment on addressing a professional challenge to enhance learning, drawing from evidence from the e-portfolio and further reading to justify the choice of challenge and the identification on ongoing professional learning.


Resit: one resubmission of any of the above assessment elements

Formative Assessment

Peer and tutor feedback within online discussion (peer responses) and reflection on evidence of practice (as demonstrated through video uploaded to LOCIT).



Course Learning Outcomes


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