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Postgraduate Course: Teaching Practice and Exploration of Classroom Issues (EDUA11049)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course aims to enhance professional teaching skills by giving participants the opportunity to apply some of their insights from their understanding of the methodology of foreign language teaching to the language classroom. Classes in the appropriate foreign language are provided for candidates to teach. Supervision, support and feedback are provided, and participants are encouraged to reflect on that experience and self-evaluate. In addition, participants will plan a small-scale action research project based on a classroom issue from their own teaching context.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed:
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Teaching practice fee (250 in 2004-5)
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The assessment is in two parts.
Part A. Teaching Practice
Participants will be observed teaching a minimum of 6 lessons or parts of lessons. With each observed teaching slot, they must submit:
- a class profile
- a lesson plan
- a rationale
- a post-lesson critical self-evaluation

Total : 3000-3500 words

Part B. Research project
Participants will plan a small-scale research project based on a classroom issue from their own teaching context. It should comprise:
- a description of the classroom issue under investigation
- a description of the method/s to be used to collect data/investigate the issue, and its/their rationale
- concrete examples of questions, task sheets, instructions, etc. to be used.

Total: 2000-2500 words
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, participants will have had the opportunity to put their professional skills into practice in a live teaching context, received supervision and feedback on their teaching, and enhanced their critical self-evaluation skills. They will also have gained experience in planning a small-scale action research project based on a classroom issue from their own teaching context.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information 2 hour(s) 15 minutes per week for 11 week(s).
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Aileen Irvine
Tel: (0131 6)51 6145
Email: aileen.irvine@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Moira Ross
Tel: (0131 6)51 6206
Email: Moira.G.Ross@ed.ac.uk
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