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Undergraduate Course: Placement 4 (EDUA10110)

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 4 Undergraduate) Credits40
Home subject areaEducation Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionPlacement 4 is the last of a series across the four years of the programme. The placement sequence is based on a chronological model. In Placement 4 students are offered the choice between working at early stages (Nursery/P1, or P2 or P3) or middle (P4, P5) or upper (P6, P7). In Placement 4, students need to demonstrate that they are developing further professional knowledge and understanding, increasing abilities and sound professional values. The context provides increased time, and increased opportunities for independent action, to address these aspects. By the end of Placement 4, students should feel that they have been suitably challenged in preparation for their induction year. key feature of this placement is that students undertake a piece of research called the ?professional project=.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Placement 3 (EDUA10108)
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 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information 35 hour(s) per week for 11 week(s). Block placement of 11 weeks commences January to March

Preparation classes prior to the block placement
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 4, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 10, External Visit Hours 2, Placement Study Abroad Hours 384, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
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 4 are to develop understanding, professional competence and sound values in relation to:

- planning, teaching and assessing an appropriate curriculum for a class over an extended period (20 days), with regard to individual differences;
- developing and implementing an effective strategy for organizing learning and class management;
- assessment and recording, systematically, pupils= progress in learning across the curriculum, including suggestions for ?next steps=;
- negotiating, co-operating with, and respecting, school colleagues other professionals, and parents, regarding pupil learning and welfare;
- self-evaluation to improve teaching and learning
- broader school issues, in particular policy and practice relating to primary-secondary transition;
- systematic research on a selected aspect of a teaching programme;
- commitment to the profession, including taking responsibility for their own professional development.
Assessment Information
As in previous placements, assessment of Placement 4 is based on a grading of satisfactory/unsatisfactory against the SITE categories on the placement assessment profile. Students must achieve the learning outcomes by the end of the block placement. Both university tutors and school mentors have a key role in assessment.

Evidence of achievement of the Learning Outcomes is derived from:

Student performance in organising, managing, planning, teaching and assessing a class over a sustained period of twenty consecutive days
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 4 documentation.
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Additional Information
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Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
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Course organiserMs Ann Macdonald
Tel: (0131 6)51 6430
Course secretaryMiss Marzia Ballardin
Tel: (0131 6)51 6381
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