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Course Overview

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.  

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Yvonne Bain

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

  • Either MA Gaelic with Education (Primary) (UHI) (Studied) or PGDE Dlite (Distance Learning ITE) (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?


Course Description

The course is provided as a blended learning course, with a one day induction on campus, university tutor-led online learning, and face-to-face ‘Network’ days on some Saturdays within the local authority.  This is a compulsory course for all DLITE PGDE students and is the first course within the DLITE PGDE Programme.

The follows on from the Learning and Teaching in Schools: Developing Professional Practice 1 course, extending the consideration of different aspects of professional practice and factors impacting on the education of young people.  

Further Information & Notes

This course is ONLY for those who have been accepted onto the DLITE (Distance Learning Initial Teacher Education) PGDE Programme, in partnership with a local education authority. 

This course runs in parallel with the School Experience 1B course, in the first-half semester of the second academic year of the DLITE PGDE programme of study.

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

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: One summative assessment in-course paper of 2,000 words  -  100%.
Resit: One summative assessment in-course paper of 2,000 words  -  100%.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


The summative assessment is linked to School Experience 2. Feedback from first attempt is timely in order to ensure studnets have the opportunity to gather further evidence from School Experience for resubmission.  Formative opportunities  may be available, through peer assessment dependent on the nature of assessment for professional enquiry

Course Learning Outcomes


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