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ED401D: DEVELOPING PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 1 (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:50


Course Overview

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.

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 Sheila M. Nutkins

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

Students will have opportunities to engage with theory, policy and research that underpins teaching and learning in the Scottish primary classroom.  In this course students will focus on developing skills in planning, knowledge of underpinning theory and research to inform planning, knowledge and skills in making assessments of children’s learning to inform planning and ultimately writing a literature review as they move into their final placement where they will undertake a small scale professional enquiry to develop their understanding of ethical considerations, methodology and skills to analyse data. 


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

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 9 - 14

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

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 20 Feedback Weeks 25

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Feedback

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Word Count 3000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseBe able to critically identify, define and conceptualise a complex problem or issue in a Primary classroom.
ReflectionEvaluateBe able to critically review and consolidate knowledge and thinking in one aspect of their practice.
ReflectionEvaluateDevelop commitment to continuous professional development through reflection and enquiry.
ReflectionEvaluateBe able to reflect, evaluate, challenge and respond to significant issues in education.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Reflective Report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 40 Feedback Weeks 42

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Feedback

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionEvaluateDevelop commitment to continuous professional development through reflection and enquiry.
ReflectionEvaluateBe able to reflect, evaluate, challenge and respond to significant issues in education.
ConceptualAnalyseBe able to critically identify, define and conceptualise a complex problem or issue in a Primary classroom.
ReflectionEvaluateBe able to critically review and consolidate knowledge and thinking in one aspect of their practice.

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