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Undergraduate Course: Placement 3 (EDUA10108)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typePlacement AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits40
Home subject areaEducation Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionPlacement 3 is the third of a series across the four years of the programme. The placement sequence is based on a chronological model, until the choice stage in year four.

Placement 3 consists of two five week phases, each with an introductory, preparatory week. The first phase is based on middle stages, whilst the second phase is based on upper stages.

In Placements 1 and 2 they have been learning about the complex interrelationships between the pupils themselves, their family situations, school and the community, including the professional community. This strand continues in Placement 3, linking to the major themes of social justice and inclusion which are studied in depth in university-based Education courses.
Placement 3 challenges students to plan for more sustained teaching time across the whole curriculum range, and to take increased account of individual differences and pupil assessment. More time with the class also provides opportunities for students to develop their own class management strategies and gain the confidence that comes with this. The students work towards taking full responsibility for teaching over a more sustained period: one day in phase 1 and five days in phase 2.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Placement 2 (EDUA08054)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Only available to students registered on the BEd Primary Programme (UTPREDB)
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information 35 hour(s) per week for 10 week(s). Block placement of 10 weeks commences September to December.

Preparation classes (Practicum) prior to and in the middle of the block placement
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 7, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 3, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20, External Visit Hours 3, Placement Study Abroad Hours 350, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 17 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 100 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
The purposes of Placement 3 are to develop understanding and professional competence in relation to:

- the primary school curriculum, principles and practices;
! the role of observation, reflection in planning for effective teaching and successful learning;
- planning, undertaking and assessing an appropriate curriculum for middle and upper-stages class over extended periods (1 day in phase 1 and 5 days in phase 2);
- applying the principle of inclusive teaching to meet the needs of individual learners;
- effective behaviour management;
- negotiating and co-operating with school colleagues and other professionals regarding pupil learning and welfare;
- self-evaluation to improve teaching and learning.
Assessment Information
Evidence of achievement of the Learning Outcomes is derived from:

- Student performance in organising, managing, planning, teaching and assessing a class
- The Teaching File
- The Professional Development Portfolio, containing written tasks and Progress Review
- Focussed discussion prior to completion of the assessment profiles.

Details of how these assessment points are overtaken are given to the students in writing in the full Placement 3 documentation.

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Study Abroad Not entered
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Course organiserDr Moira Leslie
Tel: (0131 6)51 6438
Course secretaryMiss Marzia Ballardin
Tel: (0131 6)51 6381
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