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Undergraduate Course: Professional Development & Leadership 1 (EDUA10179)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
Course typePlacement AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThe Year 3 MA PE student embarking on the Professional Development & Leadership 1 (PDL1) course outlined below will have completed two previous placements. Each student will bring to this course a Personal Professional Learning Portfolio. Based on Placement 2 and from discussion with their placement tutor, it is anticipated that students will have identified specific learning targets to overtake prior to PDL1 as well as those which they would hope to address within the PDL1 course. While it is recognised that Year 3 students will be working towards the ¿Standard for Registration¿ deemed central to their PDL1experience, it is also acknowledged that their developmental needs will vary and a degree of personalisation will be evident in relation to individual targets agreed. Achieving the ¿Standard for Registration¿ is seen as a ¿work in progress¿ which begins in Year 1 of the programme. Therefore, in light of the stage the student teachers are at in their developmental journey, standards (and assessment criteria) have been differentiated and modified where appropriate. The programme is however underpinned by the following core dimensions aligned with the GTCS¿s professional values, social justice, integrity, trust and respect (GTCS, 2012).
Course description During PDL1 student-teachers will work closely with their mentors and colleagues to achieve a satisfactory overall standard in each of the following elements associated with the standards for provisional registration, by the end of their 10 week placement (Semester 1 : September-December). PDL1 will generally commence late in September which should enable students to attend university for a review of their formative experiences in Year 1 & 2 of the BSc (Physical Education) and attend a series of workshops specifically designed to support them as they prepare for PDL1.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
Students successfully completing this 40 Credit Professional Development and Leadership 1 course, will be expected to demonstrate:

* A developing awareness of the professional values and personal commitment which underpin the physical educators¿ practice and evidence this in their professional practice

* An ability to approach self-evaluation and reflection on practice in a collegiate manner and, utilise such deliberations to inform a personal professional learning portfolio, which will lay the foundations for their continued professional development

* A satisfactory level of teaching competence which is commensurate with their stage of development in the three core areas of Professional Values & Personal Commitment, Professional Knowledge and Understanding, Professional Skills and Abilities (GTCS, Standards for Provisional Registration, 2013)

* An ability to motivate, lead learning for and with, all learners with whom they engage during their professional practice and develop an understanding of their role in managing and supporting learning.
Reading List
Bailley, R.(ed) (2010) Physical Education for Learning: a Guide for Secondary Schools, London:Continuum
Byra, M. (2006). Teaching styles and inclusive pedagogies. In D. Kirk, M.O'Sullivan, & D.Macdonald (Eds.),Handbook of research in physical education (449-466). London: SAGEPublications.
Capel, S.; Leask, M ., & Turner, T., (1999). Learning to Teach in the Secondary school: A Companion to School Experience (2nd edition), Routledge: London
Capel, S. & Whithead, M. (2004). Learning to Teach Physical Education in the Secondary school: A Companion to School Experience (2nd edition), Routledge-Falmer: Oxford
Hardy, C.A., & Mawer, M. (1999) Learning to Teach Physical Education, Continuim: London
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserMs Rosemary Mulholland
Tel: (0131 6)51 6680
Course secretaryMs Norma Turnbull
Tel: (0131 6)51 6210
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