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MU4521: LEARNING AND TEACHING IN SCHOOLS: DEVELOPING PROF PRACTICE 2 (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:54


Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mrs Pauline Black

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Music with Honours (Education)
  • Programme Level 4

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Course Aims:
To further develop knowledge and understanding of national policies, and priorities in education relevant to inclusive education classroom practice.

  • To extend in students the knowledge and understanding of learning and learning styles and how children learn at different stages.
  • To extend knowledge and understanding of the 3 - 18 curriculum in Scottish schools.
  • To develop professional skills and abilities relevant to the transition to teaching.
  • To encourage personal and professional commitment to life-long learning.
  • To demonstrate the ability to fulfil the requirements of the Standard for Initial Teacher Education as required by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS)

Main Learning Outcomes:

  • By the end of this course all students should be able to:
  • implement national policies and priorities relevant to inclusive education classroom practice;
  • demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of communities and individuals respecting individuals rights and supporting their development;
  • demonstrate deeper knowledge and understanding of the Scottish school curriculum and approaches to learning and assessment;
  • extend knowledge and understanding of the nature of the curriculum and its development; draw on relevant principles and perspectives to inform their professional values and practice;
  • reflect, evaluate, challenge and respond to significant issues in education;
  • demonstrate skills in being an effective collaborative learner;
  • demonstrate commitment to continuous professional development and through professional enquiry.

Content:

  • Further exploration of supporting learners and learning. 
  • Deepening understanding of learning through the Primary Curriculum.  
  • Developing Inclusive Practice using professional enquiry to evaluate practice.
  • Creating an inclusive learning environment.
  • Current issues in Scottish Education Continuing Professional
  • Development: Induction Year and Beyond 

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

  • 2 Seminars during University week23
  • 4 Seminars during University weeks 27, 29, 37 - 38, 43
  • 1 Seminar during University week28

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 Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

The summative assessment is linked to School Experience 2. Feedback from first attempt is timely in order to ensure students have the opportunity to gather further evidence from School Experience for resubmission. Formative opportunities may be available, through peer assessment dependent on the nature of assessment for professional enquiry.

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Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

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