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Explore key educational issues as they relate to the developing personal and professional identity of a beginning teacher.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
Students will be required to think, read and write critically about the key issues that influence a teacher’s persona; theories, research and policies that influence a teacher’s roles and responsibilities; and professional practice experiences as a student teacher in a primary school and community setting. They will identify personally held values and beliefs which underpin their model of a highly effective and inclusive teacher, engaging in reflective practice to develop and advance career-long professional learning and expertise.
Students will broaden their knowledge of educational systems, professional responsibilities and their implications for teaching and learning in the 21st century. Professional skills of communication, self and peer evaluation, critical enquiry and reflection will be further developed within a range of learning contexts. Using collaborative enquiry and drawing on new learning, students will be encouraged to challenge personally held assumptions, beliefs and values about effective learning and teaching.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Professional Participation and Commitment (10%). This relates to SITE Aspect 3 above where the students collaborate in Groups on weekly tasks. They self assess each other's professional participation and professional commitment for (5%) of this mark. They investigate the theme of Social Justice and make a final presentation in Week 23 which is peer assessed by 3 members of the class for a further (5%). The tutor overseas the assessment procedures and adjudicates as necessary.
Formative Assessment opportunities are provided by tutors giving students' feedback on their personal and professional development targets which they set at the outset of the course in relation to SITE and their Year 1 experiences. Formative Assessment is also undertaken in Weeks 18 or 21 when the students have the opportunity to demonstrate the progress of their preparation for the Group presentation in Week 23.