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ED452B: SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 2: P1-3 (PGDE/DLITE) (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

During this second placement, students will further develop their professional practice, while taking full responsibility for the teaching of classes.  Capacities and skills that enable them to prepare, plan, and implement learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation of learners' learning will be enhanced.  They will investigate a range of wider aspects of school life through completion of school-based study tasks, including the prior learning experiences of learners and the progression of learning.  A small-scale professional enquiry project will be undertaken linked to the context of the School Experience placement.

Course Details

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

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

  • One of PGDE Dlite (Distance Learning ITE) (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?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Course Aims:

This course is the second placement for the academic session in which students will further develop their professional practice. Students are expected to take full responsibility for the teaching of classes early in the placement.

Main Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to:

  • further develop their classroom practice for teaching early/first level learners;
  • further develop capacities and practise skills that enable them to prepare, plan and implement learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation of pupils' learning and their own professional practice;
  • investigate a range of wider aspects of school life through completion of school based study tasks, including the prior learning experiences of pipils, and the progression of learning;
  • undertake a small-scale professional enquiry project relevant to the setting;
  • further develop their understanding of the work of other professionals linked to the context of the placement;
  • demonstrate appropriate communication skills required for the different contexts of becoming a professional teacher in accordance with the GTCS Student Code of Conduct;
  • demonstrate all aspects of classroom related competences within the GTCS Standard for Provisional Registration.

Content:

Students will further develop teaching practice in the Early/First 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 increase their 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 increasing responsibility for professional learning and development, applying the cyclical self-evaluation process and engaging in associated professional enquiry, in accordance with the Standard for Provisional Registration

Associated Costs

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.

Further Information & Notes

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 and MA students 8 weeks split into 2 blocks.


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

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: One  summative tutor observed lesson usually SE2a and a summative report at the end of SE2b confirming the student has met the standard for Provisional Registration.


Resit:

At the discretion of the exam board, students may be granted one 5 week retrieval period in August/September of the following academic year.

Formative Assessment

Formative assessment of professional practice will take place throughout the school experience placement.

Feedback

Students will receive ongoing formative feedback throughout the school experience.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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