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ED401B: PROFESSIONAL ENQUIRY IN THE PRIMARY CLASSROOM (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:24


Course Overview

This course aims to provide students with an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to undertake a small scale professional enquiry.  Students will explore the purpose of professional enquiry in Scottish education, consider related ethical issues, and be able to design a professional enquiry of their choice. 

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 courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Programme Level 4
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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

In this course students will choose a focus for their professional project which will be a small scale practitioner enquiry undertaken during their placement in year four.  Students might choose to build on the focus in their year 3 target child study or another course undertaken in years 1 – 3 and will further develop skills for research and enquiry.  In this course students will focus on writing a literature review and developing their understanding of ethical considerations, methodology and skills to analyse data.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 8 - 14
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8 - 14

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 20 Feedback Weeks 25

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Feedback

Literature Review.

Feedback will be given online, via Turnitin on MyAberdeen.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionEvaluateBe able to reflect, evaluate, challenge and respond to significant issues in education.
ReflectionEvaluateDevelop commitment to continuous professional development through reflection and enquiry.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed element

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 29 Feedback Weeks 31

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Feedback Feedback will be given online, via Turnitin on MyAberdeen
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

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

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