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Undergraduate Course: Community Education Professional Practice 3 (EDUA10125)

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 4 Undergraduate) Credits40
Home subject areaEducation Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course will build on the knowledge and skills gained in Professional Practice 1 and Professional Practice 2. Through a combination of taught and practice elements, it will help students to develop their understanding of what it means to be a professional community educator in an increasingly diverse field. It will enable students to make connections between academic theory, professional practice and the student┐s own past, current and future professional development. In exploring the complex and dynamic relationship between theory and practice, students will be required to analyse and articulate their strengths and weaknesses and to learn how to take individual and collective responsibility for development. A major project in the practice element will allow students to demonstrate original and creative responses to problems and issues. The premise is that community educators need to be able to manage their own and others┐ work, to exercise substantial autonomy and initiative in professional activities, and to work collaboratively to identify and resolve problems and issues in work settings.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Politics, Policy & Professional Identity in Community Education (EDUA10117) AND Managing Professional Life (EDUA10119) AND Community Education Professional Practice 2 (EDUA10123) AND Community Education Methods and Approaches: Developing Dialogue (EDUA10118) AND Adult Education (EDUA10120) OR Community Work (EDUA10121) OR Youth Work (EDUA10122)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Full Year, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information 15 hour(s) per week for 22 week(s). As well as practice activity there will be a weekly seminar. A fieldwork supervisor in the practice agency will also support individual students
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Placement Study Abroad Hours 330, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 18 )
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:
- Analyse, interpret and understand issues affecting development in community education agencies and allied organisations, in relation to the socio-economic and policy context.
- Recognise the significance and impact of a range factors steering development in agencies and organisations including aims, functions, structures and people management.
- Systematically investigate the possibilities for progressive change in their own work setting.
- Articulate problems and possibilities in working collectively and collaboratively with colleagues to bring about desired changes in the practice setting.
- Explain tensions and challenges in partnership working.
- Critically reflect on their contribution to development initiatives, and accurately assess their own professional development needs.
Assessment Information
Formative Assessment
Students will receive continuous formative feedback from peers, colleagues and tutors with reference to their work in the practice setting. The course will culminate in a mini-conference in which small groups of students will critically reflect on their experience of initiating development in the workplace.

Summative Assessment

Individual students will critically review their professional development with regard to the taught and practice elements of the course. (3500 words)

Students will be required to achieve a pass standard as assessed by the placement supervisor in relation to tasks undertaken in the practice setting.

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 organiserMr Vernon Galloway
Tel: (0131 6)51 6640
Course secretaryMrs Lesley Spencer
Tel: (0131 6)51 6373
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