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ED352C: PROFESSIONAL FOCUS 2 (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

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

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Mrs Sheila Nutkins

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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Course Description

Options might include but not be limited to:
Globalisation - linking curriculum areas including history, geography, expressive arts, modern foreign languages with religious moral personal and social studies to develop students understanding of political and cultural literacy.
Exploring literacies in context - examining different perspectives on literacy including changing definitions, social history, the history of education, gender and current ideologies of literacy/literacies in policy and practice.
Future literacy - examining new literacy skills identified as digital, information or technological literacy with a focus on their possible impact on learning and teaching across the curriculum.
Musical literacy - introducing a range of methods and skills such as the Kodaly approach, creative composition and use of music across the curriculum.
Emotional literacy - examining appropriate pedagogy to support development of emotional literacy as part of understanding inclusive practice, exploring specific issues such as gender and race as well as specific needs such as autism and dyslexia.
Art as a tool for learning across the curriculum - using creativity as a cross-cutting theme to examine learning through the expressive arts and in communities to understand the concept of cultural literacy.
Learning in and through art and design.
Gender and Primary education.
Learning through partnership; home, school and community.
The professional and policy context of education.
The history of education.
Thematic teaching through Storyline.
Outdoor learning in Primary education.
Science, technology and the environment.
Barriers to learning - Inclusive Pedagogy.

Further Information & Notes

This course is only available to students who have registered for the MA (Hons) Education.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Either a written assignment (3000 words) or poster or presentation will form 100% of the assessment instrument. Resit: Resubmission of written assignment (3000 words) or poster or presentation.

Formative Assessment

Ongoing formative feedback is enabled through collaborative peer assessment opportunities.

Students will receive ongoing feedback during tutorial learning sessions and through the feedback from assessment.



Course Learning Outcomes


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