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This course encourages you to consider issues of innovation and change that arise from external and internal influences on the FE sector. It provides an opportunity for you to develop innovative, professional ideas and practice, interlinking theoretical aspects with practice and considering future professional contexts. The course offers an opportunity to reflect on your wider professional role and context, and the different factors that impact on these, taking into consideration, social, political, economic, legislative, and technical changes. This course will help you develop critical responses to a continually changing educational landscape.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
The course requires participants to undertake an enquiry into a key driver influencing their own area of practice. Participants will collaborate to investigate and understand the drivers and impact of wider influences before considering innovative ways to respond for the benefit of learners and partners in FE. Insights gained will be shared with peers.
Course themes: the changing educational landscape, curriculum development, investigating change and innovation, local to global contexts of vocational education, identifying development needs.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
|Assessment Weeks||Feedback Weeks|
|Assessment Weeks||41||Feedback Weeks||44|
This 1500 word (or equivalent) assignment should draw on a professional learning activity delivered to peers; insights gained through original research into an external influence; and reflection on personal and professional learning.
|Assessment Weeks||33||Feedback Weeks||36|
This assignment should draw on peer observation; include a review of relevant theory, policy and research; and identify questions for further enquiry. The enquiry should be presented as a conceptual map of the factor and annotated bibliography
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Reflection||Analyse||Demonstrate critical reflection on practice and skills for professional enquiry.|
|Reflection||Analyse||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of local and global impacts on FE.|
|Reflection||Analyse||Enhance professional practice for the benefit of learners, partners and the wider educational environment.|
|Reflection||Analyse||Reflect on social, economic, legislative, political, and technological changes in vocational education, drawing on a knowledge and understanding of relevant theory, policy, practice and research.|
|Reflection||Analyse||Provide evidence of practice that meets the professional standards for Lecturers in Scotland’s Colleges.|