Archive for reference only

University Homepage
DRPS Homepage
DRPS Search
DRPS Contact
DRPS : Course Catalogue : Moray House School of Education : Education

Undergraduate Course: PGDE secondary Placement 1 (EDUA10164)

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 descriptionBlock placement 1 is a student teacher's first opportunity for praxis during the placement in a local school, students will have the opportunity to observe practitioners to teach and to consider the relationship between theory and practice. Block placement 1 will contribute to the student teachers development as an effective, reflective, transformative practitioner which is an over arching aim of the programme. The four themes of the programme: learning teaching and assessment, research, equity diversity and values, and curriculum will be considered within the placement arrangements through the student teachers observation, analysis and practice and through discussion with colleagues placement school and university tutor.
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 21/10/2013
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
Whilst on placement, students learn though observation and practice which includes how to:

1. Reflectively observe and analyse the ways in which experienced teachers teach;
2. Reflect and act on constructive feedback fro mentors and other staff;
3. Analyse classroom processes and interactions;
4. Identify individual pupils' learning needs and ways of meeting these;
5. Apply subject specialist knowledge and subject specialist pedagogies within a classroom context;
6. Participate in the wider school context, and reflect analytically on that context;\
7. Interact professionally with a broad range of personnel involved in the care of children and young people.
Assessment Information
Assessment on block placement 1 consists of the following:

1. Formative assessment by visiting tutor. The visiting tutor observes a single lesson and gives verbal and written feedback on an observation report with next steps advice.
2. Placement is assessed summatively in a joint report written in partnership between the university tutor and the supervising teacher.
Special Arrangements
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Student teachers must take part in the following activities:

1. They must observe practicing teachers and analyse teaching and learning.
2. They must demonstrate the ability to act on constructive feedback on their own practice.
3. They must begin to understand diversity in learners and how they can respond to this as a practitioner.
4. They must demonstrate secure and powerful subject knowledge.
5. They must interact professionally with a range of staff and parents and other adults with responsibility for the children.
6. They must demonstrate the ability to plan, to prepare and deliver teaching.
Transferable skills Transferable skills developed during placement include the following:

1. Working as part of a team.
2. Taking increasing responsibility and acting proactively.
3. Developing organisational skills and management skills.
4. Thinking and acting reflectively in and after practice.
Reading list The following texts provide a basic introduction to secondary teaching and the skills required:

1. Pollard, A Reflective Teaching Evidence-informed Professional Practice (Continuum) 2008
2. Schon, D The Reflective Practitioner How Professionals Think In Action (Ashgate Publishing) 2011
3. Kumpulainen, K and Wray, D Classroom Interaction and Social Learning (Routledge/Falmer) 2002
4. Bell, B Theorising Teaching in Secondary Classrooms: Understanding our Practice from a Sociocultural Perspective (Routledge) 2011
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsPlacement secondary initial teacher education
Course organiserMrs Lynne Pratt
Tel: (0131 6)51 6425
Course secretaryMr Adam Nunez
Tel: (0131 6)51 6449
Help & Information
Search DPTs and Courses
Degree Programmes
Browse DPTs
Humanities and Social Science
Science and Engineering
Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Other Information
Combined Course Timetable
Important Information
© Copyright 2013 The University of Edinburgh - 13 January 2014 3:57 am