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ED402J: EDUCATION IN CONTEXT (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This course provides a range of learning contexts, delivered both through on-campus and online learning, to acquire knowledge and understanding of current issues in Scottish Education. Students will engage with current policy and pedagogical theory in order to support the development of professional values and skills in preparation for School Experience 1.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mrs Lorna Stewart

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

  • PGDE Primary

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Scottish curriculum context and related policy
  • Professional values, skills and abilities relevant to the professional practice of teaching
  • Knowledge and understanding of pedagogical theory
  • A commitment to professional reflection in order to support lifelong learning
  • Skills to support collaborative learning contexts
  • Academic reading and writing skills

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

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

There are no assessments for this course.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateDemonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Scottish curriculum and related policy and pedagogical theory, within the context of learning, teaching and assessment
ProceduralEvaluateDemonstrate knowledge and understanding of the professional values, skills, abilities and challenges relevant to the professional practice of teaching
ReflectionCreateReflect, evaluate and respond to educational issues in order to support the development of professional practice
ReflectionEvaluateDemonstrate an enquiring approach to support practice through engagement with professional reflection
ReflectionApplyDemonstrate the application of skills which support academic reading, writing and collaboration

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