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ED251B: INTO PRACTICE – EXPLORING THE ROLE OF THE TEACHER (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This course aims to provide students with practical opportunities to explore the classroom environment from a teacher’s perspective and to critically reflect on this experience.  Students will have the opportunity to build on experience from year one and further develop their understanding of the role of the teacher and the professional commitment necessary to be successful in their professional qualification. At the same time, students will further develop their knowledge and understanding of diversity, children and the communities in which they live. Students will have opportunities to critically engage with contemporary issues in education and to consider implications for schools. Students will develop sensitivity to diversity, ethical practices, and rights and responsibilities whilst beginning to plan and teach the core curricular areas of literacy, numeracy and HWB. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mrs Sheila Nutkins

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

  • ()
  • Programme Level 2

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course involves a period of practicum followed by reflection on planning for and teaching groups and the whole class the core areas. Students will consider both teaching a group then teaching the whole class when working in groups. Students will have opportunities in SE to team teach, teach groups and the whole class. They will be expected to teach at least five full days some of which will be consecutive.  Following placement students will engage with learning theory and pedagogy reflecting on experiences and using their documentation including specific placement tasks.

 


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

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 30 - 35
  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 30 - 35

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

Assessed Tutor Observation of Lesson

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 26,27,28 Feedback Weeks 26,27,28

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Feedback

Feedback provided at time of tutor visit and ongoing from supporter teacher.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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School Report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 28 Feedback Weeks 28

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Retrieval placement in another school with one tutor visit and one school report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 45,46,47,48,49 Feedback Weeks 49

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Feedback At time of tutor visit
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionApplyDevelop the ability to reflect on and document experiences in the classroom environment.
ProceduralUnderstandDevelop a broad knowledge of planning for learning.
ProceduralUnderstandDevelop a detailed knowledge of planning for learning for a group of pupils in literacy, numeracy and HWB at second level.
ReflectionUnderstandDevelop awareness of the complex role of the teacher in a diverse Primary setting.
ConceptualUnderstandDevelop broad and detailed knowledge and understanding of the professional responsibilities of a teacher.

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