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Postgraduate Course: Course 1 - Chartered Teachers Engaging in Personal and Professional Enquiry (EDUA00001)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits30
Home subject areaEducation Other subject areaNone
Course website Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe focus for this course is on the teacher, and their conceptions of, and practices in, learning and teaching. Participants will have the opportunity to critically examine, in a collaborative manner, knowledge and skills that they have established and to build on this expertise. The course will allow participants to both gain an overview of their learning and teaching practices and to consider one aspect in some depth. They will encounter perspectives on learning and teaching from the educational literature, which are likely to be valuable tools for progressing critical, informed reflection and systematic enquiry into classroom practice.

The course will provide induction and scaffolded support for participants to develop knowledge, understandings and skills required to further their professional development at Masters level, including those for reading and writing and presentation.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Successful completion of the course will allow participants to:

Identify and explore some of the key issues faced in the
process of self-study inquiry;

Locate and plan their own personal and professional
development within the context of the relevant
Professional Frameworks;

Gain a clear overview of their current conceptions of,
and approach to, learning, teaching and assessment.

Develop skills in analysing and reporting on learning/teaching activities and on progress in learning
and development, using systematically collected evidence;

Analyse the strenghts and limitations of differing
representations of learning, teaching and assessment.

Demonstrate critical reflection on personal and professional values, knowledge and actions and the
consideration of the impact of these on practice:

Connect up current theoretical, policy and research
perspectives on leaning and teaching with the realities
of day-to-day practice in creating a positive, effective
climate for learning.
Assessment Information
Self Assessment
Participants will establish and maintain a reflective learning journal. They will also locate and plan their own personal and professional development within the context of relevant Professional Standard Frameworks e.g SFR, CTS (1500 words). The learning journals will not be formally assessed but the resultant processes and products will contribute to the summative assessment of the course.

Peer Assessment
A range of opportunities will be provided throughout the course for participants to share and receive peer feedback on thinking, learning and practice.

Summative assessment will be equivalent to a written submission of 6000 words in length.

Self Study
Participants will conduct self study enquiry into an aspect of their current practice in which they will draw on a range of sources to critically analyse, reflect upon and discuss how and why they adopt a particular strategy or strategies. A detailed and analysed trail of evidence will be required.
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Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
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Course organiserMs Gillian Robinson
Tel: (0131 6)51 6426
Course secretaryMs Fiona Giles
Tel: (0131 6)51 6265
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