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Undergraduate Course: Community Education Professional Practice 2 (EDUA10123)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard 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 descriptionThis second block placement will give students the opportunity to develop the capacity to make competent, confident and defensible judgements and to undertake further development towards the gradual transition into the field of practice. It aims to consolidate and integrate learning from earlier practice experience and the taught elements of the programme. Particular attention will be given to widening and deepening existing knowledge, critical understanding and practical skills. It offers the opportunity for students to engage in negotiated and sustained educational practice with groups and individuals. There is an expectation that students will systematically utilise theoretical frameworks in analysing and engaging with the policy context of practice. It should provide a challenging and supportive environment in which students can test their strengths and weaknesses as critically reflexive practitioners.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
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 30 hour(s) per week for 11 week(s). Students will undertake two full days (or equivalent) pre-placement orientation visits during Semester 1
Practice will take place across semester two for 11 weeks.
Placement debriefing sessions at the end of the placement period.

Monday 16th September 2013: 2.00 - 4.00 pm Introduction to Professional Practice 2 and Allocation of Placement Tutors

Individual meetings with students to negotiate placement will take place from September onwards.

Friday 17th January 2014, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm Pre-Placement Preparation.
Placement: 20th January - 4th April 2014. Placement tutors will set up and make mid-placement review visits to each student.

Wednesday 9th April 2014 10.00 am - 4.00 pm Placement Review Day

Wednesday 30th April 2014 2.00 - 4.00 pm Panel Presentation Preparation

Monday 5th May 2014 9.00 am - 4.00 pm Panel Presentations
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 8, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 1, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 8, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Placement Study Abroad Hours 375, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
On completing this course students will be able to:
- Demonstrate the capacity to assume the role of a critical and competent pre-professional colleague within a given agency setting.
- Identify and articulate relevant connections between the taught curriculum and professional practice
- Demonstrate an ability to operate within a framework of professional accountability
- Identify areas of relative autonomy in the agency setting
- Generalise from the particular experience of the placement
- Assess their own strengths and weaknesses as professional practitioners.
- Identify significant learning gaps.
- Locate the agency within the broader framework of policy
- Deploy appropriate theoretical frameworks to analyse and address the problems and possibilities of educational practice within the wider policy context.
Assessment Information
Fieldwork practice will be assessed in the placement by the placement supervisor against professional requirements. This assessment will be on a pass/fail basis.
Students will also write a 3500 word paper in which they critically reflect on their placement experience and its relationship to the course curriculum.
Students will require a pass in both components for an overall pass for the course; the grade recorded will be the mark awarded for the written paper, unless the practice element has been assessed as a fail.
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Course organiserMs Mae Shaw
Tel: (0131 6)51 6641
Course secretaryMrs Lesley Spencer
Tel: (0131 6)51 6373
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