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ED402A: LEARNING AND TEACHING IN SCHOOLS: DEVELOPING PROF PRACTICE 1 (PGDE) (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mrs Lindsay MacDougall

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

  • One of PGDE Biology & Chemistry (Studied) or PGDE Biology with Science (Studied) or PGDE Secondary Chemistry and Biology with Science (Studied) or PGDE Chemistry & Physics (Studied) or Pgde Chemistry & Physics With Science (Studied) or PGDE Chemistry with Science (Studied) or Pgde Biology & Chemistry With Science (Studied) or PGDE Physics with Science (Studied) or PGDE Geography & History (Studied) or PGDE Geography & Modern Studies (Studied) or PGDE Geography (Studied) or PGDE Mathematics & Computing (Studied) or PGDE Mathematics (Studied) or PGDE Computing & Mathematics (Studied) or PGDE Computing (Studied) or PGDE Technological Education (Studied) or PGDE Business Education & Comp (Studied) or PGDE Business Education (Studied) or PGDE Home Economics (Studied) or PGDE English & Gaelic (Studied) or PGDE English & French (Studied) or PGDE English & German (Studied) or PGDE English & History (Studied) or PGDE English & Modern Studies (Studied) or PGDE English & Drama (Studied) or PGDE English (Studied) or PGDE Gaelic & Geography P/T (Studied) or PGDE Gaelic Part Time (Studied) or PGDE Gaelic & English (Studied) or PGDE Gaelic & French (Studied) or PGDE Gaelic & German (Studied) or PGDE Gaelic & Spanish (Studied) or PGDE Gaelic & History (Studied) or PGDE Gaelic & Modern Studies (Studied) or PGDE Gaelic (Studied) or PGDE French & English (Studied) or PGDE French & Gaelic (Studied) or PGDE French & German (Studied) or PGDE French & Spanish (Studied) or PGDE French (Studied) or PGDE German & French (Studied) or PGDE German & English (Studied) or PGDE German & Gaelic (Studied) or PGDE German & Spanish (Studied) or PGDE German & History (Studied) or PGDE German (Studied) or PGDE Spanish & Gaelic (Studied) or PGDE Spanish (Studied) or PGDE (Secondary) Mandarin (Studied) or PGDE History - Geography (Studied) or PGDE History & English (Studied) or PGDE History & Gaelic (Studied) or Professional Graduate Diploma in Edu Sec in History & Modern Stud (Studied) or PGDE History (Studied) or PGDE Religious & Moral Education (Studied) or PGDE Modern Studies & Geography (Studied) or PGDE Modern Studies & English (Studied) or PGDE Modern Studies & Gaelic (Studied) or PGDE Modern Studies & History (Studied) or PGDE Modern Studies (Studied) or Professional Graduate Diploma In Education Music (Studied) or PGDE Drama & English (Studied) or PGDE Drama (Studied) or PGDE (Adult Literacies) (Studied) or PGDE Primary (Studied) or PGDE Primary (Gaelic Medium) (Studied) or PGDE Primary Gaelic Part Time (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?

No

Course Description

Course Aims:

  • To develop knowledge and understanding of learning and how children learn at different stages.
  • To develop knowledge and understanding of the curriculum in Scottish schools.
  • To develop professional skills and abilities relevant to the professional practice of teaching.
  • To encourage personal and professional commitment to life-long learning.
  • To extend and deepen knowledge, understanding and expertise in professional enquiry.

Main Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course all students should be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Scottish school curriculum and approaches to learning 
  •  and assessment
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the nature of the curriculum and its development; 
  • draw on relevant principles and perspectives to inform their professional values and practice; 
  • reflect, evaluate, challenge and respond to significant issues in education;
  • demonstrate skills in being an effective collaborative learner;
  • demonstrate commitment to continuous professional development through reflection and enquiry

Content:

  • How Students Learn
  • How Children Learn
  • Legislative Frameworks for Scottish Education (including Social Justice and Child Protection)
  • Exploring Differences
  • An Inclusive Approach to Supporting Learning
  • Assessment for and of Learning
  • Scottish Curricula
  • Exploring learning through the Primary / Secondary curriculum
  • The Reflective Practitioner
  • Professional Enquiry (options relevant to current developments in education)

Further Information & Notes

A PVG check is mandatory for all students on this course.


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

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 4, 9 - 11, 19 - 20
  • 1 Lecture during University week5
  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 6, 13
  • 4 Lectures during University week7
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 6 - 7, 10 - 11, 13, 19 - 20
  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 4 - 5

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:

5000 word assignment which demonstrates understanding of the Scottish school curriculum and the development of professional practice.


Resit: One resubmission of the above paper.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

The summative assessment is linked to School Experience 1. Feedback from first attempt is timely in order to ensure students have the opportunity to gather further evidence from School Experience for resubmission.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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