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Course Overview

This course component introduces and develops the main underpinning principles of the DLITE PGDE 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 provided 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 Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Yvonne Bain

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

  • PGDE Dlite (Distance Learning ITE) (Studied)

What other courses must 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 course consists of three elements which have overlapping themes of inclusive practice, social justice and reflective practice:

  • Curriculum Studies

  • Professional Studies
  • Professional Enquiry

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 is run in parallel with the School Experience 1 A course, in the second half-session of the first academic year of 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 5000 words  - 100%
Resit: One resubmission of the above paper.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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