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Undergraduate Course: PGDE Secondary Placement 3 (EDUA10162)

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 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEducation Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe aims of block placement 3 are:

1. To build on the experiences of block placements 1 and 2 in order to develop sufficient classroom independent teaching skills and reflective abilities that student teachers are adequately prepared for the probationary year and meet the benchmark profile for newly qualified teacher status ie. they have met all of the SITE benchmarks.
2. To encourage the student teacher to investigate the teachers role in the wider school community in order that they reflect on and analyse these aspects of their profession and their wider professional responsibilities.
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 Flexible, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 28/04/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 189, External Visit Hours 2, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 4, Summative Assessment Hours 1, 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
By the end of the three block placements student teachers will:

1. Be working satisfactorily, confidently and with increasing independence in all areas of the SITE benchmark profile for initial teacher education.
2. Have successfully completed placement tasks (some of which deal directly with the four subsidiary themes of the reviewed programme).
3. Demonstrated an understanding of, and an ability to relate theory to practice through the professional development portfolio.
4. Observed and analysed primary classroom practice.
5. Demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively with teaching colleagues and other professionals involved in the education of, and care of children and young people.
Assessment Information

Students have a tutor visit for each of the three placements, during which the tutor observes the student teaching a lesson. This is formatively assessed and the tutor provides formative written assessment on lesson planning and delivery. The tutor spends some time discussing the lesson and the placement with the student, using the Professional Development Portfolio for information.

A summative Joint Report on the placement is prepared by the tutor in consultation with the mentor, which assesses the student againsy the benchmarks and records developing strenghts and development needs and suggest next steps for the next placement. This process is evidence based. Evidence is provided through written commentaries from school staff on the student's teaching and student collated evidence in the PDP. The student keeps a PDP during placement and this is a source of evidence of planning, thinking and professional progress.

The University lecturers who visit the students provide the necessary quality assurance in relation to assessment.
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
KeywordsPlacement 3 secondary education initial teacher education
Course organiserMrs Lynne Pratt
Tel: (0131 6)51 6425
Course secretaryMr Adam Nunez
Tel: (0131 6)51 6449
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