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Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58

Course Overview

As part of the PGDE (Primary) programme, this professional placement provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge of issues in Scottish Education and pedagogical theory in a practical context within Upper Stages of Primary School.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mrs Mary Stephen

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

  • PGDE Dlite (Distance Learning ITE)

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Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Students will gradually build responsibility for teaching, learning and assessing though initially observing in the classroom context. With support they will then begin to gradually plan, implement and reflect on learning and teaching across the curriculum. The development of professional practice will be supported by engagement with policy, professional dialogue and enquiry.

Associated Costs

Travel/Accommodation for School Placements GBP 0.00

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

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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If a student received an overall unsatisfactory report in SE1A a Co-tutor  observation will be required in addition to the school report in weeks 16 & 17. A  co-tutor observation would also be generated for SE1B if a Cause for Concern (CFC) form was submitted by the school during SE1B.



Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionCreate• Demonstrate professional values relevant to the practice of teaching
ReflectionEvaluate• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of pedagogical theory and current issues in education through planning, delivering and assessing practice
ConceptualCreate• Demonstrate the ability to plan, prepare, implement and evaluate learning and teaching across the curriculum
ReflectionEvaluate• Demonstrate skills of critical self-reflection on practice
ReflectionAnalyse• Professionally engage with current issues in education, including practice, policy and wider aspects within the school context and community

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