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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.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
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.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
|Assessment Weeks||26,27,28||Feedback Weeks||26,27,28|
Feedback provided at time of tutor visit and ongoing from supporter teacher.
|Assessment Weeks||28||Feedback Weeks||28|
There are no assessments for this course.
|Assessment Weeks||45,46,47,48,49||Feedback Weeks||49|
|Feedback||At time of tutor visit|
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Reflection||Apply||Develop the ability to reflect on and document experiences in the classroom environment.|
|Procedural||Understand||Develop a broad knowledge of planning for learning.|
|Procedural||Understand||Develop a detailed knowledge of planning for learning for a group of pupils in literacy, numeracy and HWB at second level.|
|Reflection||Understand||Develop awareness of the complex role of the teacher in a diverse Primary setting.|
|Conceptual||Understand||Develop broad and detailed knowledge and understanding of the professional responsibilities of a teacher.|