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Postgraduate Course: Professional Practice (EDUA11157)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEducation Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course, which has taught and practice elements, will help students to develop a deeper 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 professional development. In exploring the complex and dynamic relationship between theory and practice, students will be required to articulate their strengths and weaknesses and to learn how to take responsibility for their professional development. A major project in the practice element will allow students to demonstrate original and creative responses to problems and issues. In overall terms, the course will address complex ethical and professional issues and require students to make informed judgments on issues not addressed by current professional and/or ethical codes or practices. The premise is that modern-day community educators need to be able to manage their own and others' work and to exercise substantial autonomy and initiative in professional activities.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Full Year, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information The practice element involves a block placement of 9 weeks.
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Other Study Hours 174, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Placement Study Abroad Hours 360, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Additional Notes Professional Practice Placement is non-credit bearing.
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 75 %, Practical Exam 25 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
On completion students will be able to:
! Engage in critical discussion of the nature of their own and others= professionalism, of professional values and of the relationship between enquiry, relevant theory and professional practice
! Articulate personal learning needs within a supervisory relationship and within a learning agreement
! Synthesise and evaluate approaches to community education in the context of a specific organisation
! Plan, manage and execute and evaluate a significant piece of work involving investigation and development
! Organise and manage resources including self-management
! Demonstrate originality or creativity in the application of knowledge, understanding and practices
! Understand the impact of changing social and cultural contexts on the tasks undertaken by community educators
! Operate in a wide and often unpredictable variety of professional contexts
! Practice in ways, which draw on critical reflection on own and others= roles and responsibilities
! Use evaluative practice to assess and implement appropriate changes
Assessment Information
Students will provide an analytical paper reflecting on their learning from the taught programme (4000 words) and be required to secure a Pass in fieldwork activities, on a Pass/Fail basis.
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Course organiserDr Ian Fyfe
Tel: 514803
Course secretaryMrs Lesley Spencer
Tel: (0131 6)51 6373
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