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Undergraduate Education 2020-2021

ED1008: RADICAL RECONSTRUCTIONS OF MATHEMATICS

15 credits

Level 1

First Sub Session

This course aims to develop a deeper, more relationship understanding of your own mathematics as an interconnected body of ideas through four main themes: developing connections, valuing and appreciating diversity, developing mathematical talk and developing flexibility.  The interest is in '...not just what we know but how we know it, how we are aware of it, how we use it and how we exemplify it' (Watson & Barton, 2012: 67).  This focus on what 'doing mathematics' might look like will encourage you to challenge assumptions, beliefs and values about learning mathematics as an interpersonal constructive activity.

ED101A: INTRODUCTION TO INCLUSIVE TEACHING 1

15 credits

Level 1

First Sub Session

This course aims to develop students’ appreciation of the qualities, dispositions and skills required of an inclusive teacher as well as an understanding of the roles and responsibilities, and an awareness of the socio-cultural contexts in which they are learning and will be teaching.  Students will also develop an awareness of themselves as learners and beginner teachers.

ED101B: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON EDUCATION

15 credits

Level 1

First Sub Session

This course will give students an opportunity to reflect on their understanding of education through an examination of the origins, purpose and nature of education, both as it currently exists in Scotland and elsewhere. This course will allow students, through the study of comparative education, to consider the historical and political context of Scottish Education and gain insight into current issues, policy drivers and practices.

ED1034: APL CLAIM 60 POINTS

60 credits

Level 1

Full Year

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week.

This is a required element of the BA Childhood Practice in order to incorporate previous learning and experience.

ED1035: APL CLAIM 30 POINTS

30 credits

Level 1

Full Year

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week.

This is a required element of the BA Childhood Practice in order to incorporate previous learning and experience 

ED1036: 90 CREDIT POINTS AT SD LEVEL 1

90 credits

Level 1

Full Year

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week.


This is a required element of the BA Childhood Practice in order to incorporate previous learning and experience. 

ED1050: APL CLAIM 70 POINTS

70 credits

Level 1

Full Year

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week.

This is a required element of the BA Childhood Practice in order to incorporate previous learning and experience.

ED1064: STUDY SKILLS

15 credits

Level 1

Full Year

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on effective learning and academic writing. The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study. This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week.

ED1068: CREATING THE CHILD'S ENVIRONMENT

15 credits

Level 1

Full Year

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on different learning environments for the child.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week. 

ED1080: BODY MIND AND NATURE: LEARNING OUTDOORS FOUNDATIONS

15 credits

Level 1

First Sub Session

Learn about natural and urban environments through your own personal engagement with outdoor environments. 

ED151A: INTRODUCTION TO INCLUSIVE TEACHING 2

30 credits

Level 1

Second Sub Session

This course aims to develop students understanding of the role of an inclusive teacher.   It will enable students to learn about children, the communities in which they live and the school and classroom as part of that community. It will provide opportunities to explore learning in a variety of spaces inside and outside the classroom setting.  Students will gain experience of working with children in a 2nd level placement over 5 weeks.  During this time students will have opportunities to explore teaching and learning in the core curricular areas of literacy, numeracy and HWB.

ED151C: LANGUAGES, LITERACY AND LEARNING

15 credits

Level 1

Second Sub Session

This course aims to provide students with opportunities to explore research informed approaches to teaching and learning in and through languages. This will provide opportunities to explore mother tongue language acquisition, second language learning and bi or pluri-lingualism.  The course will also explore other forms of literacy. 

ED151D: UNDERSTANDING EARLY CHILDHOOD

15 credits

Level 1

Second Sub Session

This course aims to challenge the idea of ‘normative’ child development to provide students with a strong foundation from which to inform thinking in terms of inclusion of all learners and from which to build subsequent knowledge and understanding of learning and teaching.   Students will explore the emotional world of the child through broad study of child development and detailed study of emotional and social development.  The course will explore the students’ understanding of the concept of childhood.

ED1534: APL CLAIM 60 POINTS

60 credits

Level 1

Second Sub Session

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week.

This is a required element of the BA Childhood Practice in order to incorporate previous learning and experience.

ED1536: 90 CREDIT POINTS AT SD LEVEL 1

90 credits

Level 1

Second Sub Session

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week.


This is a required element of the BA Childhood Practice in order to incorporate previous learning and experience. 

ED1550: APL CLAIM 70 POINTS

70 credits

Level 1

Second Sub Session

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week.

This is a required element of the BA Childhood Practice in order to incorporate previous learning and experience.

ED1564: STUDY SKILLS

15 credits

Level 1

Second Sub Session

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on effective learning and academic writing. The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study. This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week.

ED1568: CREATING THE CHILD'S ENVIRONMENT

15 credits

Level 1

Second Sub Session

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on different learning environments for the child.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week. 

ED2012: THE CHILD IN SOCIETY: LIVING AND LEARNING IN FAMILIES

30 credits

Level 2

Full Year

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on family and community learning.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week.

ED2013: PRINCIPLES OF DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING

30 credits

Level 2

Full Year

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on extending knowledge and understanding of child development.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week. 

ED2014: LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT WITHIN AN EDUCATION AND CHILDCARE SETTING

30 credits

Level 2

Full Year

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on developing leadership and management competencies.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week. 

ED2016: YOUNG CHILDREN AND SCIENCE

15 credits

Level 2

Full Year

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on how children make sense of the natural and physical aspects of their world.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week. 

ED201B: UNDERSTANDING LITERACY DEVELOPMENT

15 credits

Level 2

First Sub Session

This course aims to provide students with opportunities to consider the importance of literacy to all learning, the many barriers to literacy and the teacher’s role in over-coming these as well as further developing their own literacy skills. Students will explore research informed approaches to the teaching of reading and writing and begin to consider the implications of these approaches for classroom practice.  They will begin to explore pedagogical approaches to literacy teaching and learning in a 2nd level classroom.

ED201C: EXPLORING MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING-ABERDEEN

15 credits

Level 2

First Sub Session

This course aims to provide students with opportunities to consider the importance of numeracy and mathematical conceptual understanding to lifelong learning as the rationale for numeracy and maths being a core curriculum area and the responsibility of all teachers 3 – 18.  It will provide essential knowledge of cognitive development and key related theories and will explore research informed approaches to the teaching of maths, as a basis to consider the implications of these approaches for classroom practice.  Students will begin to explore pedagogical approaches to maths teaching and learning in a 2nd level classroom.

ED2035: SUPPORTING THE HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF YOUNG CHILDREN

15 credits

Level 2

First Sub Session

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on exploring the health needs of individual children and examining policy to support the health and wellbeing of young children.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week.

ED2507: SUPPORTING THE HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF YOUNG CHILDREN

15 credits

Level 2

Full Year

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on exploring the health needs of individual children and examining policy to support the health and wellbeing of young children.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week.

ED2518: THE CHILD IN SOCIETY: LIVING AND LEARNING IN FAMILIES

30 credits

Level 2

Second Sub Session

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on family and community learning.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week.

ED2519: PRINCIPLES OF DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING

30 credits

Level 2

Second Sub Session

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on extending knowledge and understanding of child development.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week. 

ED251B: INTO PRACTICE – EXPLORING THE ROLE OF THE TEACHER

30 credits

Level 2

Second Sub Session

This course aims to provide students with practical opportunities to explore the classroom environment from a teacher’s perspective and to critically reflect on this experience.  Students will have the opportunity to build on experience from year one and further develop their understanding of the role of the teacher and the professional commitment necessary to be successful in their professional qualification. At the same time, students will further develop their knowledge and understanding of diversity, children and the communities in which they live. Students will have opportunities to critically engage with contemporary issues in education and to consider implications for schools. Students will develop sensitivity to diversity, ethical practices, and rights and responsibilities whilst beginning to plan and teach the core curricular areas of literacy, numeracy and HWB. 

ED251C: BELIEF MATTERS: BELIEF IN SCHOOLS

15 credits

Level 2

Second Sub Session

This course offers students the chance to consider the role of belief in education. Students will study the role of mythologies (personal and societal), the impact of social change on belief and how belief manifests in the primary school curriculum. In particular students will critically consider the role, purposes, status of Religious and Moral Education (RME) in schools, and approaches to effective teaching of this area of the curriculum.

ED251D: DEVELOPING CURRICULUM KNOWLEDGE-HWB

15 credits

Level 2

Second Sub Session

This course aims to provide students with opportunities to develop a broad and integrated knowledge of the value of Health and Well-being to children's lives and learning. Students will explore a range of ways that health and well-being can be integrated into the primary school curriculum with a specific focus on current issues for Primary teaching and learning in Scotland.

ED2520: LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT WITHIN AN EDUCATION AND CHILDCARE SETTING

30 credits

Level 2

Second Sub Session

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on developing leadership and management competencies.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week. 

ED2521: YOUNG CHILDREN AND SCIENCE

15 credits

Level 2

Second Sub Session

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on how children make sense of the natural and physical aspects of their world.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week. 

ED403E: DLITE PDGE SECONDARY: DEVELOPING PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 1A

15 credits

Level 2

First Sub Session

The DLITE PGDE Programme is developed and delivered in partnership with the Local Authorities and as such is promoted through the local authorities and from our own website.

ED301L: DEVELOPING PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 1

30 credits

Level 3

Full Year

This course aims to provide students with opportunities to explore, in practice, the theories and understanding of different approaches to learning, including the play-based approach, in Nursery and P1.

 

ED301M: UNDERSTANDING THE INDIVIDUAL NEEDS OF CHILDREN

15 credits

Level 3

First Sub Session

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of the individual and additional needs of children.  Students will explore factors that give rise to the many different needs of children and different approaches to meeting them in a Primary classroom.

ED301N: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE PRIMARY CLASSROOM

15 credits

Level 3

First Sub Session

This course aims to provide students with opportunities to develop a broad and integrated knowledge of Science and Technology within the Primary School curriculum.

ED301O: UNDERSTANDING LEARNING AND TEACHING IN THE EARLY YEARS 1

15 credits

Level 3

First Sub Session

This course aims to provide students with opportunities to develop a broad and integrated knowledge of a range of theories relevant to early child development and explore approaches to the education and care of young children.   Students will also engage critically with factors that affect children’s learning and development such as the physical environment and socio-cultural context. They will explore the importance of play in early learning.

ED302E: HAZARD AND RISK IN PROFESSIONAL CONTEXTS

30 credits

Level 3

First Sub Session

This course encourages students to investigate and develop an understanding of hazard and risk in society and as it applies in their professional context.

ED302F: PROFESSIONAL LEARNING AND INQUIRY

30 credits

Level 3

First Sub Session

This course covers professional learning through reflection and how to carry out practitioner inquiry.

ED3045: LIVING, LEARNING AND TEACHING IN COMMUNITIES

30 credits

Level 3

First Sub Session

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on the child in the wider community.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week. 

ED3046: EFFECTING CHANGE IN DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING

30 credits

Level 3

First Sub Session

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on utilising new learning to effect change in an Education and Childcare setting.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week. 

ED3047: MANAGEMENT OF CHANGE

30 credits

Level 3

First Sub Session

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on using relevant principles to develop management competencies and understanding of the impact of change on professional roles and responsibilities within an Education and Childcare setting. The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study. This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week.

ED3048: RESEARCH AND ENQUIRY: INFORMED PERSPECTIVES

30 credits

Level 3

First Sub Session

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on the need for action research to inform practice, the process of research and a small scale research study in the student’s work setting.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week. 

ED309A: WORK EXPERIENCE: EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

15 credits

Level 3

First Sub Session

This innovative course provides an opportunity for students to reflect on their employability and professional development through either a part-time job, placement, personal development project or volunteering activity based within the UK. Students work towards a range of personal and work-related outcomes by participating in on-campus workshops and completing a range of assessments. All external engagement activities require the approval from the student’s academic School and must be verified by the external organisation.

The extended pilot course is available to students in the Schools of Divinity, History & Philosophy and Business.

ED3504: LIVING, LEARNING AND TEACHING IN COMMUNITIES

30 credits

Level 3

Full Year

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on the child in the wider community.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week. 

ED3505: EFFECTING CHANGE IN DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING

30 credits

Level 3

Full Year

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on utilising new learning to effect change in an Education and Childcare setting.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week. 

ED3506: MANAGEMENT OF CHANGE

30 credits

Level 3

Full Year

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on using relevant principles to develop management competencies and understanding of the impact of change on professional roles and responsibilities within an Education and Childcare setting. The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study. This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week.

ED3509: RESEARCH AND ENQUIRY: INFORMED PERSPECTIVES

30 credits

Level 3

Full Year

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on the need for action research to inform practice, the process of research and a small scale research study in the student’s work setting.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week. 

ED351E: UNDERSTANDING LEARNING AND TEACHING IN THE EARLY YEARS 2

15 credits

Level 3

Second Sub Session

This course aims to extend students’ experiences and opportunities for learning in semester one with further opportunities to develop a broad and integrated knowledge of a range of theories relevant to early child development and continue to explore approaches to education and care of young children.   Students will also engage critically with the many factors that affect children’s learning and development looking beyond the physical environment and socio-cultural context to formal and informal services available to children and families, ASN and ACE.

ED351F: EXPLORING THE EXPRESSIVE ARTS IN THE PRIMARY CURRICULUM

15 credits

Level 3

Second Sub Session

This course aims to provide students with opportunities to develop a broad and integrated knowledge of the expressive arts as a pathway to creative teaching across the curriculum.  Students will consider the value of expressive arts as a medium for teaching and learning in relation to the whole curriculum including what has been called the ‘hidden curriculum’.

ED351G: DEVELOPING CURRICULUM KNOWLEDGE – SOCIAL STUDIES

15 credits

Level 3

Second Sub Session

This course aims to provide students with opportunities to develop a broad and integrated knowledge of Social Studies in the primary school curriculum. Students will explore research informed approaches to teaching and learning Social Studies in the primary school, and consider the implications of these approaches for classroom practice.  Students will also develop a critical understanding of how the local environment and community can support children’s learning.

ED3536: WORKING TOGETHER: EMPLOYABILITY FOR ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

30 credits

Level 3

Second Sub Session

This course provides the opportunity for students to work in small groups to develop solutions for projects posed by industry, businesses and the public sector. It involves workshops on employability skills along with site visits. Students will experience the issues that surround the work environment, including the pressures of working to a deadline, explore the challenges of working with a group of colleagues towards a common aim, and reflect upon their own strengths and areas for development. They will explore how the graduate attributes they have acquired in the course of their degree map onto the experience of work.

ED353B: CHANGE & INNOVATION IN FURTHER EDUCATION

30 credits

Level 3

Second Sub Session

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.

ED3587: PROFESSIONAL PROJECT 3

30 credits

Level 3

Full Year

This course allows you to write up a professional project that you have been working on. It addresses planning, implementation, reporting on findings and reflecting upon your professional project. You will be encouraged to engage with a variety of perspectives to inform your project including academic literature, policy documents and the views of colleagues and other stakeholders. The supported use of a range of technologies throughout the course will also enhance your digital practice.

ED359A: WORK EXPERIENCE: EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

15 credits

Level 3

Second Sub Session

This innovative course provides an opportunity for students to reflect on their employability and professional development through either a part-time job, placement, personal development project or volunteering activity based within the UK. Students work towards a range of personal and work-related outcomes by participating in on-campus workshops and completing a range of assessments. All external engagement activities require the approval from the student’s academic School and must be verified by the external organisation.

The extended pilot course is available to students in the Schools of Divinity, History & Philosophy and Business.

ED401A: CONTEXTS FOR LEARNING WITHOUT LIMITS

15 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

This course aims to provide students with opportunities to develop a broad and integrated knowledge of inter-disciplinary learning within the Primary School curriculum. Students will explore research informed approaches to inter disciplinary learning in the primary school, and consider the implications of these approaches for classroom practice and for addressing learner differences. Students will have opportunities to explore some ways of teaching and learning across the primary curriculum that are innovative, inter-disciplinary and inclusive. The focus will be on how to integrate areas to plan meaningful, real world, relevant learning experiences.

ED401D: DEVELOPING PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 1

15 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

This course is available to students who have successfully completed years 1, 2 and 3 of MA (Hons) Education and aims to develop professional practice through professional enquiry building on the student’s knowledge and understanding of the Scottish Primary curriculum, approaches to learning and teaching and assessment.   Students will develop their understanding of research informed approaches to teaching and learning in the primary school, consider the implications of these approaches for classroom practice and for addressing learner differences through beginning a detailed enquiry into one chosen aspect.  Students will examine and develop their own professional  knowledge, skills and values through study of planning for inclusive, integrated learning and teaching.

ED401E: LEARNING AND TEACHING IN THE PRIMARY SCHOOL

15 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

This course is available to students who have successfully completed years 1, 2 and 3 of MA (Hons) Education and aims to consolidate and enhance the student’s knowledge and understanding of the Scottish Primary curriculum, approaches to learning and teaching and assessment.   Students will explore research informed approaches to teaching and learning in the primary school, and consider the implications of these approaches for classroom practice and for addressing learner differences. 

ED402E: SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 1: P4-7 (MA)

30 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

Within school settings students will initially observe, and with support, begin to plan and gradually implement learning and teaching building responsibility. Students will critically reflect on their own practice in relation to key features of an inclusive learning environment, focusing on the role of the teacher.  Through observation of classroom practice they will develop capacities and practise skills that enable them to prepare, plan and implement learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation of pupils.

ED402G: INFORMING PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (ONLINE)

15 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

This course provides a range of learning contexts, delivered both through network days 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.  

ED402H: SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 1B: BEGINNING TO TEACH

15 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

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.

ED402J: EDUCATION IN CONTEXT

15 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

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.

ED402K: EXPLORING THE CURRICULUM

15 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

This course provides a range of learning opportunities, delivered both through on-campus and online learning, where students will engage with contexts for learning across the curriculum in the Upper Stages of Primary School.

Students will develop a broad knowledge and understanding of the nature of curriculum, including subject specific content and skills. Approaches to planning for learning, teaching and assessment will be explored through core curricular areas, highlighting the importance of Literacy, Numeracy and Health and Wellbeing.

ED402L: SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 1: BEGINNING TO TEACH

30 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

As part of the PGDE (Primary) programme, students willStudents will gradually build responsibility for teaching, learning and assessing though initially observing in the classroom context. With support students 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.

ED402Q: SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 1 AND 2

60 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

As part of the PGDE (Secondary) 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.

ED402R: LEARNING AND TEACHING IN SCHOOLS: DEVELOPING PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 1&2

60 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

As part of the PGDE programme this campus-based course provides a variety of learning experiences which develops, students’ knowledge and understanding of current issues in Scottish Education. Students will engage with pedagogical theory to support the development of professional values and skills in preparation for School Experience.

ED403D: DLITE PGDE SECONDARY SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 1A

15 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

The DLITE PGDE Programme is developed and delivered in partnership with the Local Authorities and as such is promoted through the local authorities and from our own website.

ED4071: LEARNING AND TEACHING IN SCHOOLS: DEVELOPING PROF PRACTICE 1 (MA)

30 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

This course introduces and develops the main underpinning principles of the programme, providing a forum for analysis and discussion of education in the practical context of classroom teaching.  A range of issues common to all students as developing professionals will be reflected upon, in particular, issues which have implications for direct action in the classroom such as inclusive practice.  Through Professional Enquiry, it provides students with knowledge and understanding of policy, theory and research in the context of developing professional practice.


 

ED4515: LEARNING AND TEACHING IN SCHOOLS: DEVELOPING PROF PRACTICE 2 (MA)

30 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

This course further develops knowledge and understanding of national policies, and priorities in education relevant to inclusive education classroom practice. Students will extend their knowledge and understanding of the curriculum in Scottish schools and develop professional skills and abilities relevant to the transition to teaching. Through Professional Enquiry 2 emerging critical skills will deepen, while knowledge and understanding of the diversity and quality of educational research relevant to the development of practice will be developed.

ED452F: SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 2: P1-3 (MA)

30 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

During this second placement, students will further develop their professional practice, while taking full responsibility for the teaching of classes. Capacities and skills that enable them to prepare, plan and implement learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation of pupils' learning will be enhanced.  They will investigate a range of wider aspects of school life through completion of school based study tasks.  A small-scale professional enquiry project will be undertaken relevant to the setting, further developing their understanding of the work of other professionals linked to the context of the field placement.

ED452J: EDUCATION IN CONTEXT

15 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

As part of the PGDE DLITE Primary programme this blended course provides a variety of learning experiences which develops, students’ knowledge and understanding of current issues in Scottish Education.   Students will engage with pedagogical theory to support the development of professional values and skills in preparation for School experience.

ED452K: EXPLORING THE CURRICULUM

15 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

This course provides a range of learning opportunities, delivered both through on-campus and online learning, where students will engage with contexts for learning across the curriculum in the Upper Stages of Primary School.

Students will develop a broad knowledge and understanding of the nature of curriculum, including subject specific content and skills. Approaches to planning for learning, teaching and assessment will be explored through core curricular areas, highlighting the importance of Literacy, Numeracy and Health and Wellbeing.

ED452L: SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 2: TRANSITION TO BECOMING AN INCLUSIVE TEACHER

30 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

As part of the PGDE DLITE (Primary) programme, this professional placement provides further opportunity for students to apply and develop their knowledge of issues in Scottish Education and pedagogical theory. Students will develop the skills to support them as a critically responsive practitioner as they transition into their induction year.

ED452M: INFORMING PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

15 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

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. 

ED452N: CONNECTING THE CURRICULUM

15 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

This course provides a range of learning opportunities, delivered both through on-campus and online learning, where students will engage with inter-disciplinary contexts for learning across the curriculum, including opportunities to explore diversity, global citizenship and sustainability.

Students will develop a broad knowledge and understanding of the nature of the curriculum in the early years, including subject specific content and skills, including the importance of play and active learning. Approaches to planning for learning, teaching and assessment will be explored through core curricular areas.

ED452O: CONNECTING THE CURRICULUM (ONLINE)

15 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

This course provides a range of learning opportunities, delivered both through network days and online learning, where students will engage with inter-disciplinary contexts for learning across the curriculum, including opportunities to explore diversity, global citizenship and sustainability.

Students will develop a broad knowledge and understanding of the nature of the curriculum in the early years, including subject specific content and skills, including the importance of play and active learning. Approaches to planning for learning, teaching and assessment will be explored through core curricular areas.

ED4530: BROADENING PROFESSIONAL BOUNDARIES

30 credits

Level 4

Full Year

ED4704: SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 2: TRANSITION TO BECOMING AN INCLUSIVE TEACHER

30 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

As part of the PGDE (Primary) programme, this professional placement provides further opportunity for students to apply and develop their knowledge of issues in Scottish Education and pedagogical theory. Students will develop the skills to support them as a critically responsive practitioner as they transition into their induction year.

ED4801: SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 1A: BEGINNING TO TEACH (ONLINE)

15 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

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.

ED50A6: CONNECTING POLICY, RESEARCH AND PRACTICE

30 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course enhances the students' learning on existing provision building on the premise of improving collaborative opportunities for all student teachers preparing to enter the teaching profession. A key factor revolves around the enhancement of the student experience in applying a richer knowledge and skills based learning which can be applied within a range of professional settings in schools.

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