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ED452M: INFORMING PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (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 relevant to Early/First level.

Students will engage with educational theory, policy and literature in order to further underpin the development of professional practice.

This course will support students to develop the skills required to engage with practitioner research and enquiry.  

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second 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.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

  • Knowledge and understanding of national policies and  priorities relevant to the Early/First Level classroom
  • Professional values, skills and abilities relevant to teaching at Early/First Level
  • Knowledge and understanding of early years’ pedagogical theories and child development
  • An understanding of how assessment data can inform next steps in teaching
  • Skills required to engage with practitioner research, enquiry
  • Commitment to professional reflection in order to support lifelong learning

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

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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

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Word Count 3000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Word Count 3000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateDemonstrate knowledge and understanding of national policies and priorities relevant to the Early/First Level classroom
ProceduralEvaluateDemonstrate knowledge and understanding of the professional values, skills, abilities and challenges relevant to teaching at Early/First Level
ConceptualApplyReflect, evaluate and respond to knowledge and understanding of early years’ pedagogical theories and child development
ProceduralAnalyseSupport practice through engagement with assessment data in order to inform next steps in teaching
ReflectionApplyDemonstrate the application of skills which support practitioner research and enquiry
ReflectionCreateDemonstrate commitment to professional reflection in order to support lifelong learning

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