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Course Overview

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.



Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Dean Robson

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Higher Grade (Sce/Sqa) English at Grade A
  • Intermediate 2 Level (Sqa) Mathematics A
  • Intermediate 2 Level (Sqa) Mathematics A1
  • Intermediate 2 Level (Sqa) Mathematics A2
  • Intermediate 2 Level (Sqa) Mathematics B
  • Intermediate 2 Level (Sqa) Mathematics B3
  • Intermediate 2 Level (Sqa) Mathematics B4
  • Intermediate 2 Level (Sqa) Mathematics C
  • Intermediate 2 Level (Sqa) Mathematics C5
  • Intermediate 2 Level (Sqa) Mathematics C6
  • Standard Grade (Sce) Mathematics 1
  • Higher Grade (Sce/Sqa) English at Grade A1
  • Standard Grade (Sce) Mathematics 2
  • Standard Grade (Sce) Mathematics 3
  • Standard Grade (Sce) Mathematics 4
  • Higher Grade (Sce/Sqa) English at Grade A2
  • Higher Grade (Sce/Sqa) English at Grade B
  • Higher Grade (Sce/Sqa) English at Grade B3
  • Higher Grade (Sce/Sqa) English at Grade B4
  • Higher Grade (Sce/Sqa) English at Grade C
  • Higher Grade (Sce/Sqa) English at Grade C5
  • Higher Grade (Sce/Sqa) English at Grade C6

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Course Description

The course aims to provide students with:

  • a deeper  knowledge and understanding of policy, theory and research in the context of developing professional practice;
  • the opportunity to develop skills to critically read, analyse, deconstruct and evaluate policy documentation and published research; 

  • the skills and knowledge to evaluate practice and the role of the professional in a range of professional settings in the complex and interconnected arena of educational policy, theory, research and professional practice.


Further Information & Notes

This course has been developed in alignment with recent policy guidance promoting the incorporation of M-Level credits as part of initial teacher education programmes, with a longer term view of progression towards a M-Level teaching profession in Scotland.

This course, together with ED55A1 Understanding, Using and Evaluating Research in Practice, both 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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