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Undergraduate Course: Community Education Professional Practice 1 (EDUA08066)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis course focuses on developing practice competence in a supported setting.
Course description On this course participants will relate their academic studies to the practice context where they will undertake professional tasks in a controlled and developmental way. The emphasis is on understanding processes of informal learning and development on the basis of first-hand observation and interaction. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with informal educational methods and to explore the idea of reflective practice during the 8 week block placement.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 22, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 22, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Placement Study Abroad Hours 256, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 92 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 100 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assessment of the placement practice is carried out by the fieldwork supervisor, on a pass or fail basis, based on evidence of competence against explicit performance criteria which relate directly to the learning outcomes listed above. Each student will assemble a portfolio of material for use as evidence in this regard.

At the end of their Professional Practice experience the students will be required to report on an aspect of their placement activity, normally either a small-scale research project carried out during their placement, or work on a particular project or programme. The presentation will be equivalent to a 3000 word written paper. Students will make their presentation, reflecting on their learning across the programme as a whole, and respond to questions from a panel normally including both academic staff and fieldwork supervisors.
Feedback Feedback
Students will have sight of the supervisor¿s report before it is complete. A copy of the examiners¿ report on the presentation will be provided to the student and an optional post-placement tutorial with the Placement Tutor will be available on request.

Feedback will also be given on the Panel Presentation.

No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Assess their competence in terms of the CeVe Competence Framework
  2. Prepare learning objectives for the placement period
  3. Manage their time more effectively and set appropriate work related goals and develop action plans
  4. Develop a profile of the community based on research techniques
  5. Profile the placement agency and comment on its connection to the community profile
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information 30 hour(s) per week for the equivalent of 8 weeks (40 days). Preparatory workshops weekly during semester 2. Students will undertake the equivalent of 5 full days in their agreed placement setting during that period. The 7 week block placement will take take place during the assessment period following Semester 2
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserMs Margaret Petrie
Tel: (0131 6)51 4788
Course secretaryMrs Lesley Spencer
Tel: (0131 6)51 6373
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