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Undergraduate Course: Secondary Placement 3 (EDUA10141)

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 1 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEducation Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe Secondary Placement 3 builds on the Secondary Placement 1 Course and Secondary Placement 2 Course. The course will contribute further to the student teacher's development as a reflective practitioner, the over-arching theme of the reviewed Programme. The four subsidiary themes: Learning, Thinking and Teaching, Education Research and Enquiry, Equity, Diversity and Values and Curriculum Design and Development, will be considered within the placement arrangements through the student teacher's observation, analysis and practice and through discussion with colleagues in the placement school and with the University tutor.
Implicit in the PGDE(S) Programme developmental model is the conviction that student learning should develop in partnership between the two partners, the University and the placement school. Partnership working is valuable and complementary. University studies offer the opportunity for students to develop theoretical frameworks which inform and support reflection on practice and in practice. Placement offers the opportunity for students to apply theory in practice and to develop new theory from practice.
Whilst on placement, students learn through observation and practice which includes how to :
reflectively observe and analyse the ways in which experienced teachers teach, reflect and act on constructive feedback from mentors and other staff;
analyse classroom processes and interactions;
identify individual pupils' learning needs and ways of meeting these;
apply subject specialist knowledge and subject specialist pedagogies within a classroom context;
participate in the wider school context, and reflect analytically on that context;
interact professionally with a broad range of personnel involved in the care of children and young people.

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 3 (Sem 2), Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( External Visit Hours 36, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 52, Summative Assessment Hours 200, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Placement Study Abroad Hours 2, 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:
be working satisfactorily, confidently and with increasing independence in all areas of the benchmark profile for Initial Teacher Education
have successfully completed placement tasks (some of which deal directly with the four subsidiary themes of the reviewed Programme)
have demonstrated an understanding of, and an ability to relate theory to practice through the Professional Development Portfolio
have observed and analysed Primary classroom practice
have demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively with teaching colleagues and other professionals involved in the care of children and young people

Assessment Information
Student teachers are observed by their tutor once in Secondary Placement 3. A Joint Report is written by the tutor and the school mentor which details progress against the benchmarks for Initial Teacher Education and indicates targets for the Induction Year. Evidence for assessment is sought from the tutor observed visits, the placement experience as a whole and the student teacher's Portfolio for Professional Development.
This block placement is summatively assessed.
Special Arrangements
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsSecondary Placement
Course organiserMrs Lynne Pratt
Tel: (0131 6)51 6425
Course secretaryMr Andrew Knox
Tel: (0131 6)51 6449
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