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Within school settings, students will initially observe, and then with support, begin to plan and implement learning and teaching, gradually building to full class 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.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
This course is the first placement in a primary school for PGDE students, and a continuation of previous placements for undergraduate MA (Hons) Education students. Students will progress from observation of learning and, with support, plan and implement learning and teaching within the first and second level of the primary school.
Main Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to:
Students will begin to develop teaching practice in the first/second level of the primary school, and their understanding of wider aspects of learning and teaching in schools.
Supported by university tutors and school mentors, students will take increasing responsibility for assessing, designing, implementing, evaluating and reviewing learning and teaching experiences for young learners within a range of discrete disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts. Valuing themselves as growing professionals, students will take responsibility for professional learning and development, applying the cyclical self-evaluation process and engaging in associated professional enquiry.
Students will be able to claim travel expenses for school placements in accordance with the guidance provided in the Partnership Unit Handbook available on MyAberdeen.
A PVG check is mandatory for all students taking this course.
Teaching on campus to support learning on placement will be planned around school experience blocks.
For PGDE students 10 weeks split into 3 blocks. For MA students 8 weeks split into 2 blocks.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: One summative tutor observed lesson usually in SE1a and a summative at the end of SE1b (100%).
Resit: Successful completion of field placement in semseter 2.
Formative assessment of professional practice will take place throughout the school experience placement.
Students will receive ongoing formative feedback during the school experience placement.
Students will receive written summative report(s) based on observations of their professional practice.