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Undergraduate Course: Secondary Education 2(a) (EDUA10135)

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 1 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEducation Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe Secondary Education 2(a) Course helps students to continue the reflective process begun in the Secondary Education 1(a) Course. The main topics covered are:
Curriculum Design and Development and influences
Knowledge of subject curriculum
Learning difficulties and additional support needs
Gender, social, cultural, religious, racial, linguistic differences
Equality and social justice, including anti-discriminatory practices in respect of gender, sexual orientation, race, disability, age, religion, culture and socio-economic background
Accessing and using research literature
dentifying assumptions about the purposes of education in research and policy literature
The course takes account of recent policy changes that present the curriculum for the secondary school sector. While acknowledging the importance of continuity, coherence and progression in learning for all children across the diversity of settings that exist in secondary education provision in Scotland, it also embraces the new curriculum principles, that underpin a Curriculum for Excellence.
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 Block 2 (Sem 1), Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 21/10/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 66, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 46, Formative Assessment Hours 5, Summative Assessment Hours 200, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, 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
After successful completion of this course, students will:
gain a critical understanding of theories related to learning
gain a critical understanding of diversity in learners
gain a critical understanding of theories underpinning classroom communication including curricular literacies, cross curricular literacies, critical literacy, critical thinking and numeracy
gain a critical understanding classroom management and organization
gain a critical understanding of social constructivism including cognitive apprenticeship, scaffolding and metacognition
be able to reflect critically on education and teacher professionalism
show that they respect and value young people in their diversity
recognise that concepts of ability and need are problematic and susceptible to social prejudice.
gain a critical understanding of assessment
gain a critical understanding of reflective practice: reflecting to learn; self and peer evaluation and using professional feedback effectively to improve learning and teaching
gain a critical understanding of the principles of Curriculum Design and Development
gain knowledge of the depth and breadth of their subject curriculum
gain a critical understanding of their cross-curricular, formal and informal roles and responsibilities
demonstrate their professional roles and responsibilities within Curriculum Design in relation to social justice and environmental stewardship
understand that educational research is complex and often value-laden
have an understanding of Scottish & international legislation
be able to frame and report reflection and observation as systematic enquiry
be able to access and use research literature
be able to read and report research literature
Assessment Information
For the Professional Studies Strand, students will complete an oral presentation for the Professional Investigation Task (PIT), which will be formatively assessed.
For the Curriculum Studies Strand, students will complete an assignment of approximately 3000 words, designed to assess students' understanding of their subject's curriculum at the senior level. This task wiill be summatively assessed
For the Curriculum Extension Strand, students will complete an assignment of approximately 2500 words,(or equivalent) related directly to the Curriculum Extension chosen. The nature of this task will vary depending on the nature of the Curriculum Extension. This task will be formatively assessed.
The summative Curriculum Studies task is weighted at 100%.
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Additional Information
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Transferable skills Not entered
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Study Abroad Not entered
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KeywordsSecondary Education
Course organiserMrs Lynne Pratt
Tel: (0131 6)51 6425
Course secretaryMr Andrew Knox
Tel: (0131 6)51 6449
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