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Undergraduate Education 2015-2016

ED1008: RADICAL RECONSTRUCTIONS OF MATHEMATICS

15 credits

Level 1

First Sub Session

This course aims to develop a deeper, more relationship understanding of your own mathematics as an interconnected body of ideas through four main themes: developing connections, valuing and appreciating diversity, developing mathematical talk and developing flexibility.  The interest is in '...not just what we know but how we know it, how we are aware of it, how we use it and how we exemplify it' (Watson & Barton, 2012: 67).  This focus on what 'doing mathematics' might look like will encourage you to challenge assumptions, beliefs and values about learning mathematics as an interpersonal constructive activity.

ED1034: APL CLAIM 60 POINTS

60 credits

Level 1

Both Sessions

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week.

This is a required element of the BA Childhood Practice in order to incorporate previous learning and experience 

ED1035: APL CLAIM 30 POINTS

30 credits

Level 1

Both Sessions

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week.

This is a required element of the BA Childhood Practice in order to incorporate previous learning and experience 

ED1036: 90 CREDIT POINTS AT SD LEVEL 1

90 credits

Level 1

First Sub Session

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week.

This is a required element of the BA Childhood Practice in order to incorporate previous learning and experience 

ED1050: APL CLAIM 70 POINTS

70 credits

Level 1

Both Sessions

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week.

This is a required element of the BA Childhood Practice in order to incorporate previous learning and experience 

ED1057: WHAT MAKES US HUMAN? 1A

15 credits

Level 1

First Sub Session

This course is designed to explore what it is to be human and why an understanding of this is important in helping understand the world in which children live and grow up. It provides a range of perspectives outwith education including Archaeology, Genetics, Anthropology and Religious Studies.  Students will consider where and when humans first came into being and the balance between our biology and environment in terms of defining who we are;  the creation of our identity as people and how children learn to negotiate this as part of their every day being.

ED1064: STUDY SKILLS

15 credits

Level 1

Both Sessions

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on effective learning and academic writing.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week.

ED1068: CREATING THE CHILD'S ENVIRONMENT

15 credits

Level 1

Both Sessions

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on different learning environments for the child.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week. 

ED1075: EDUCATION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

15 credits

Level 1

First Sub Session

This course covers a wide range of environmental topics and allows students to explore themes of specific interest.  Environmental awareness is not new; it was a strong feature of early, indigenous cultures.  The course explores how the environment links to spirituality, and how human beings have impacted on it socially, physically and culturally over time. 

 

ED1076: LEARNING HOW TO LEARN

15 credits

Level 1

First Sub Session

Learn how to learn through reflection, engagement, multiple intelligences and social constructivism.  Learning shapes who we are and what we do.

 

ED1080: BODY, MIND AND NATURE: LEARNING OUTDOORS FOUNDATIONS

15 credits

Level 1

First Sub Session

Learn about natural and urban environments through your own personal engagement with outdoor environments. 

 

 

ED1521: LEARNING FROM WORK

15 credits

Level 1

Second Sub Session

Develop your employability skills through a placement in either a formal work setting or in the voluntary sector.

This course is designed to prepare students for the workplace by developing general employability skills. 

ED1545: WHAT MAKES US HUMAN 1B

15 credits

Level 1

Second Sub Session

This course consider human agency and issues such as prejudicial thinking, reform and punishment.  Students will be sensitised to issues relating to the development of other humans and themselves.

ED1546: SCIENCE, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY

15 credits

Level 1

Second Sub Session

Reflect on science, how scientific ideas have changed over time and how science has impacted on society.

 

 

ED1547: LEARNING HOW OTHERS LEARN

15 credits

Level 1

Second Sub Session

Explore how to respond flexibly and positively to the complexities of living, learning and working in the 21ast century.

 

ED1580: BODY, MIND AND NATURE: LEARNING OUTDOORS EXTENDED

15 credits

Level 1

Second Sub Session

This course builds on the first semester foundations course to apply the principles to learning and teaching. It examines the outdoor learning expectations encompassed in the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence and provides practical examples linked to theoretical principles and includes significant experiential pedagogical practice out of doors. 

ED2012: THE CHILD IN SOCIETY: LIVING AND LEARNING IN FAMILIES

30 credits

Level 2

Both Sessions

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on family and community learning.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week.

ED2013: PRINCIPLES OF DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING

30 credits

Level 2

Both Sessions

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on extending knowledge and understanding of child development.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week. 

ED2014: LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT WITHIN A CHILDCARE AND EDUCATION SETTING

30 credits

Level 2

Both Sessions

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on developing leadership and management competencies.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week. 

ED2016: YOUNG CHILDREN AND SCIENCE

15 credits

Level 2

Both Sessions

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on how children make sense of the natural and physical aspects of their world.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week. 

ED2055: FROM LEARNING TO TEACHING

30 credits

Level 2

First Sub Session

Explore key educational issues as they relate to the developing personal and professional identity of a beginning teacher. 

ED2056: WHAT MAKES US HUMAN 2A : THE EXPERIENCE OF CHILDHOOD

15 credits

Level 2

First Sub Session

This course will consider the relationship between childhood experiences and how they are mediated through the words  and images generated by students and others. Themes will include children at home, work, play and children learning, linked to ideas of identity, gender, social justice, families and rites of passage.

 

ED2072: NEGOTIATED INDEPENDENT STUDY 2

15 credits

Level 2

Both Sessions

Carry out independent study in an area of professional interest and/or professional context to enhance work-based practice. 

ED2085: UNDERSTANDING THE EMOTIONAL WORLD OF THE CHILD

15 credits

Level 2

First Sub Session

Enhance and develop skills to promote children's emotional and social development in the context of the teacher/pupil/parent/carer/family relationships.

ED2507: SUPPORTING THE HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF YOUNG CHILDREN

15 credits

Level 2

Both Sessions

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on exploring the health needs of individual children and examining policy to support the health and wellbeing of young children.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week.

ED2550: CAREER DEVELOPMENT: FIND YOUR DIRECTION

15 credits

Level 2

Second Sub Session

Ready for the job market?  Learn how to prepare job applications, write CVs, prepare for interviews, prepare for skills and aptitude testing.

ED2554: MOVING IMAGE EDUCATION (MIE)

15 credits

Level 2

Second Sub Session

Students will be exploring opportunities to use Moving Image Education as a tool for supporting and enhancing learning. By using film excerpts, they will encourage pupil engagement by providing motivation to learn and analyse what is being seen in order to employ this medium in understanding a range of concepts across the curriculum.

ED2555: LEARNING AND TEACHING IN AND THROUGH THE CURRICULUM

30 credits

Level 2

Second Sub Session

Enhance knowledge and understanding of learning and teaching through a study of the curriculum, and an exploration of the current context of curricular change through academic and field investigation.

 

ED2561: ADVANCED EDUCATION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

15 credits

Level 2

Second Sub Session

An opportunity to undertake individual field research study on an environmental issue of your choosing - physical, social economic, historical, education or cultural.

 

 

ED2583: UNDERSTANDING THE EMOTIONAL WORLD OF THE CHILD

15 credits

Level 2

Second Sub Session

Enhance and develop skills to promote children's emotional and social development in the context of the teacher/pupil/parent/carer/family relationships.

ED3011: ENGAGING FAMILIES IN LEARNING: 1

15 credits

Level 3

Both Sessions

Develop enhanced critical awareness and understanding of theories, policies and practices which relate to family learning. 

 

ED302A: FOUNDATIONS OF LEARNING FOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AT EARLY/FIRST LEVEL

30 credits

Level 3

First Sub Session

Develop a broad and critical understanding of how children develop and learn from conception through the first eight years of life.

 

ED302B: DEVELOPING PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE IN A CORE CURRICULAR AREA 1

15 credits

Level 3

First Sub Session

This course is designed to allow student primary teachers to develop professional knowledge and understanding within a core curricular area. Students choose to study one discrete curricular area from a choice of three: Health and Wellbeing, Literacy and English, Numeracy and Mathematics.  All three options are interactive and enquiry-based and the acquisition of current, evidence-based professional knowledge will be complemented by exploration of the core pedagogies that support the learning and teaching process.

 

 

ED302C: PROFESSIONAL FOCUS 1

15 credits

Level 3

First Sub Session

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

 

 

ED3068: TEACHING EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS AND VOCATIONAL LEARNING

15 credits

Level 3

Both Sessions

Ready to enter the job market?  Enhance your employability skills through a range of topics, including team working, presentation skills, building confidence and self-esteem, assertive behaviour, managing stress. 

ED3069: SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 1: MIDDLE AND UPPER STAGES (JOINT DEGREES)

30 credits

Level 3

Both Sessions

ED3071: LEARNING TO TEACH IN SCHOOLS 1: THE BEGINNING TEACHER (JOINT DEGREES)

30 credits

Level 3

Both Sessions

ED3082: UNDERSTANDING HAZARD AND RISK AS A PROFESSIONAL

15 credits

Level 3

Both Sessions

This course encourages students to investigate and develop an understanding of hazard and risk in society and as it applies in their professional context.

ED3083: RESPONDING TO HAZARD AND RISK IN A PROFESSIONAL CONTEXT

15 credits

Level 3

Both Sessions

Students learn to consider how hazard and risk can be managed, in relation to personal and professional circumstances.  They will examine the risk management process in detail to increase knowledge and understanding of hazard and risk management techniques.

ED3086: RECOGNISING PRIOR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING THROUGH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

15 credits

Level 3

Both Sessions

This blended learning course allows students to put together a claim for prior experiential learning in addition to learning about experiential learning and reflective practice.

ED3087: PROFESSIONAL PROJECT 3

30 credits

Level 3

Both Sessions

This course allows you to write up a professional project that you have been working on. It addresses planning, implementation, reporting on findings and reflecting upon your professional project. You will be encouraged to engage with a variety of perspectives to inform your project including academic literature, policy documents and the views of colleagues and other stakeholders. The supported use of a range of technologies throughout the course will also enhance your digital practice.

ED3088: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 3

15 credits

Level 3

First Sub Session

This course requires students to plan, implement and report on a small action research project in the workplace.

ED3095: DEVELOPING PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN FURTHER EDUCATION

30 credits

Level 3

Both Sessions

This course allows you to explore theory and practice relevant to learning and teaching. It addresses the planning, implementation, assessment and evaluation of learning and encourages you to engage with a variety of perspectives to inform your own professional development.  It draws on a cyclical process of reflection on practice, in practice and for action, and encourages you to draw on reflective dialogue, peer review and learner feedback to enhance your practice. The supported use of a range of technologies throughout the course will also enhance your digital practice.

ED3096: SUCCESSFUL LEARNERS IN FURTHER EDUCATION

15 credits

Level 3

Both Sessions

This course emphasises the role of the lecturer in enabling successful learning for all learners. This course encourages you to critically reflect on your understanding of your learners and yourself as a learner.  You will be encouraged to deepen your insight of the needs and characteristics of your learners, underpinned by appropriate theoretical ideas which address factors that impact on being successful learners. The course brings together ideas of reflective practice, effective facilitation of learning and the development of skills for learning. It will support you to become flexible, reflective, innovative, creative and committed to professional development. 

ED3097: EMBRACING CHANGE AND INNOVATION IN FURTHER EDUCATION

15 credits

Level 3

Both Sessions

This course encourages you to consider and embrace issues of innovation and change that arise from external and internal influences on the FE sector.  It provides an opportunity for you to develop innovative, professional ideas and practice, interlinking theoretical aspects with practice and considering future professional contexts.  The course offers an opportunity to reflect on the wider professional role and context, and the different influencing factors that impact on these, taking into consideration legislative, political, economic, social and technical changes, to help you develop resilience as a practitioner in a continually changing educational landscape.

ED3504: LIVING, LEARNING AND TEACHING IN COMMUNITIES

30 credits

Level 3

Both Sessions

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on the child in the wider community.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week. 

ED3505: EFFECTING CHANGE IN DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING

30 credits

Level 3

Both Sessions

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on utilising new learning to effect change in an Education and Childcare setting.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week. 

ED3506: MANAGEMENT OF CHANGE

30 credits

Level 3

Second Sub Session

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on using relevant principles to develop management competencies and understanding of the impact of change on professional roles and responsibilities within an Education and Childcare setting. The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study. This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week.

ED3509: RESEARCH AND ENQUIRY: INFORMED PERSPECTIVES

30 credits

Level 3

Second Sub Session

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on the need for action research to inform practice, the process of research and a small scale research study in the student’s work setting.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week. 

ED352A: TRANSFERRING PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE FOR PRIMARY EDUCATION

30 credits

Level 3

Second Sub Session

This course will provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate and apply broad and critical understanding of professional practice in a primary school second level setting. It builds on knowledge and understanding of the factors that impact upon children’s development and learning. 

 

ED352B: DEVELOPING PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE IN A CORE CURRICULAR AREA 2

15 credits

Level 3

Second Sub Session

This challenging course is designed to build on, and add depth to, the knowledge, understanding, skills and dispositions developed in the first half session. Students will be fully involved in collaborative and active learning.

 

ED352C: PROFESSIONAL FOCUS 2

15 credits

Level 3

Second Sub Session

This course builds on Professional Focus 1 enabling students to further explore an area of the curriculum, or an innovative perspective on learning. The course will enhance 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

ED3535: WORKING TOGETHER: EMPLOYABILITY FOR ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

15 credits

Level 3

Second Sub Session

This course provides the opportunity for students to work in small groups to develop solutions for projects posed by industry, businesses and the public sector. It involves workshops on employability skills along with site visits. Students will experience the issues that surround the work environment, including the pressures of working to a deadline, explore the challenges of working with a group of colleagues towards a common aim, and reflect upon their own strengths and areas for development. They will explore how the graduate attributes they have acquired in the course of their degree map onto the experience of work.

LL3058: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 3

15 credits

Level 3

Both Sessions

This course encourages individuals to consider the place of experiential learning and reflective practice in their professional development. It also encourages consideration of personal/professional development, planning and support required in order to be successful.

LL3061: NEGOTIATED INDEPENDENT STUDY 3

15 credits

Level 3

Both Sessions

This course gives students the chance to carry out independent study in an area of professional interest and professional context. Students negotiate their learning outcomes and goals based on learning priorities and professional requirements and then undertake the study. On completion they evaluate whether their learning outcomes have been met and evaluate their own learning.

 

ED4019: SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 1: BEGINNING TO TEACH

30 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

Within a school setting students will critically reflect on their own practice in relation to key features of an inclusive learning environment, focussing on the role of the teacher.

Through observation of classroom practice, students will develop capacities and practise skills that enable them to prepare, plan, and implement learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation of learners.

 

ED402A: LEARNING AND TEACHING IN SCHOOLS: DEVELOPING PROF PRACTICE 1 (PGDE)

30 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

This course introduces and develops the main underpinning principles of the programme, providing a forum for analysis and discussion of education in the practical context of classroom teaching.  A range of issues common to all students as developing professionals will be reflected upon, in particular issues which have implications for direct action in the classroom, such as inclusive practice.  Professional Enquiry provides students with knowledge and understanding of policy, theory, and research in the context of developing professional practice.

ED402B: SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 1: P4 - 7 (PGDE)

15 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

Within school settings, students will initially observe, and with support, begin to plan and implement learning and teaching, gradually building responsibility.  Students will critically reflect on their own practice in relation to key features of an inclusive learning environment, focusing on the role of the teacher.  Through observation of classroom practice, students will develop capacities and practise skills that enable them to prepare, plan, and implement learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation of learners.

 

ED402D: DEVELOPING PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 2A (DLITE)

15 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

This course further develops knowledge and understanding of national policies and priorities in education, relevant to inclusive education classroom practice. Students will extend their knowledge and understanding of the curriculum in Scottish schools and further develop professional skills and abilities relevant to the transition to teaching.  

ED402E: SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 1: P4 - 7

30 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

Within school settings students will initially observe, and with support, begin to plan and gradually implement learning and teaching building responsibility. Students will critically reflect on their own practice in relation to key features of an inclusive learning environment, focusing on the role of the teacher.  Through observation of classroom practice they will develop capacities and practise skills that enable them to prepare, plan and implement learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation of pupils.

ED402F: SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 1A: P4-7 (DLITE)

15 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

Within School settings, students will initially observe, and with support, begin to plan and implement learning and teaching, building on the responsibility undertaken in School Experience 1A.  Students will critically reflect on their own practice in relation to key features of an inclusive learning environment, focusing on the role of the teacher.  Through observation of classroom practice, students will develop capacities and practise skills that enable them to prepare, plan, and implement learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation of learners.

ED403A: SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 2: P1-3 (UHI)

30 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

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 learners' learning will be enhanced.  They will 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.  A small-scale professional enquiry project will be undertaken linked to the context of the School Experience placement.

ED4071: LEARNING AND TEACHING IN SCHOOLS: DEVELOPING PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 1

30 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

This course introduces and develops the main underpinning principles of the programme, providing a forum for analysis and discussion of education in the practical context of classroom teaching.  A range of issues common to all students as developing professionals will be reflected upon, in particular, issues which have implications for direct action in the classroom such as inclusive practice.  Through Professional Enquiry, it provides students with knowledge and understanding of policy, theory and research in the context of developing professional practice.

 

ED4078: SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 2: NURSERY AND EARLY STAGES (JOINT DEGREES)

30 credits

Level 4

Both Sessions

ED4084: LEARNING TO TEACH IN SCHOOLS 2: THE DEVELOPING TEACHER (JOINT DEGREES)

30 credits

Level 4

Both Sessions

ED4515: LEARNING AND TEACHING IN SCHOOLS: DEVELOPING PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 2

30 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

This course further develops knowledge and understanding of national policies, and priorities in education relevant to inclusive education classroom practice. Students will extend their knowledge and understanding of the curriculum in Scottish schools and develop professional skills and abilities relevant to the transition to teaching. Through Professional Enquiry 2 emerging critical skills will deepen, while knowledge and understanding of the diversity and quality of educational research relevant to the development of practice will be developed.

ED452A: LEARNING AND TEACHING IN SCHOOLS: DEVELOPING PROF PRACTICE 2 (PGDE)

30 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

This course further develops knowledge and understanding of national policies and priorities in education, relevant to inclusive education classroom practice. Students will extend their knowledge and understanding of the curriculum in Scottish schools and develop professional skills and abilities relevant to the transition to teaching.  Through Professional Enquiry 2 emerging critical skills will deepen, while knowledge and understanding of the diversity and quality of educational research relevant to the development of practice will be developed

ED452B: SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 2: P1-3 (PGDE/DLITE)

30 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

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 learners' learning will be enhanced.  They will 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.  A small-scale professional enquiry project will be undertaken linked to the context of the School Experience placement.

ED452D: DEVELOPING PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 2B (DLITE)

15 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

This course further develops knowledge and understanding of national policies and priorities in education, relevant to inclusive education classroom practice.  Students will extend their knowledge and understanding of the curriculum in Scottish schools and further develop professional skills and abilities relevant to the transition to teaching.  Through Professional Enquiry 2 emerging critical skills will deepen, while knowledge and understanding of the diversity and quality of educational research relevant to the development of practice will be developed.

ED452F: SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 2: P1-3

30 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

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.

 

ED452G: LEARNING AND TEACHING IN SCHOOLS: DEVELOPING PROF PRACTICE 1 (DLITE)

30 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

This course component introduces and develops the main underpinning principles of the DLITE PGDE programme, providing a forum for analysis and discussion of education in the practical context of classroom teaching.  A range of issues common to all students as developing professionals will be reflected upon, in particular issues which have implications for direct action in the classroom, such as Inclusive Practice.  Professional Enquiry provided students with knowledge and understanding of policy, theory, and research in the context of developing professional practice.

ED452H: SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 1B: P4-7 (DLITE)

15 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

Within School settings, students will initially observe, and with support, begin to plan and implement learning and teaching, gradually building responsibility. Students will critically reflect on their own practice in relation to key features of an inclusive learning environment, focusing on the role of the teacher.  Through observation of classroom practice, students will develop capacities and practise skills that enable them to prepare, plan, and implement learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation of learners.

ED453A: SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 1B: P4-7 (UHI)

15 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

Within School settings, students will initially observe, and with support, begin to plan and implement learning and teaching, building on the responsibility undertaken in School Experience 1A.  Students will critically reflect on their own practice in relation to key features of an inclusive learning environment, focusing on the role of the teacher.  Through observation of classroom practice, students will develop capacities and practise skills that enable them to prepare, plan, and implement learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation of learners.

ED453B: LEARNING AND TEACHING IN SCHOOLS: DEVELOPING PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (UHI)

30 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

This course introduces and develops the main underpinning principles of the programme, providing a forum for analysis and discussion of education in the practical context of classroom teaching.  A range of issues common to all students as developing professionals will be reflected upon, in particular issues which have implications for direct action in the classroom, such as inclusive practice.  Professional Enquiry provides students with knowledge and understanding of policy, theory, and research in the context of developing professional practice.

ED4702: SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 2: TRANSITION TO TEACHER

30 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

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 learners' learning will be enhanced.  They will 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.  A small-scale professional enquiry project will be undertaken relevant to the setting, and linked to the context of the School Experience placement. 

ED50A6: CONNECTING POLICY PRACTICE AND RESEARCH (PGDE/MA)

30 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course enhances the students' learning on existing provision building on the premise of improving collaborative opportunities for all student teachers preparing to enter the teaching profession. A key factor revolves around the enhancement of the student experience in applying a richer knowledge and skills based learning which can be applied within a range of professional settings in schools.

 

 

ED55A1: UNDERSTANDING, USING, AND EVALUATING RESEARCH IN PRACTICE (PGDE/MA)

30 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course enhances existing provision building on the premise of improving collaborative opportunities for all student teachers preparing to enter the teaching profession. A key factor revolves around the enhancement of the student experience in applying a richer knowledge and skills based learning which can be applied within a range of professional settings in schools.

 

This course, the second  of two pitched at M-Level (SCQF Level 11), will develop students skills in the critical evaluation of published research, with a view to develop a critical evidence-based understanding of practice.

 

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