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Undergraduate Course: Physical Education Placement 4 (EDUA10130)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
Course typePlacement AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryFourth Year placement is an 11 week placement which provides the final year BEd (Physical Education) student teacher with the opportunity to develop their professional practice within a range of core and certificate physical education contexts while providing an introduction to the challenges of of being part of the wider school and learning community within their induction year.
Course description Placement 4 is designed to build on and consolidate professional practice while preparing the student for the challenges of the induction year in terms of grasping the concepts of the extended professional , Themes covered during this 11 week placement (Semester 2 January-April) are related to the 1) planning, implementing and evaluating lessons in Physical Education in core PE in S1 ¿ S6 3) teaching of certificate P.E classes S3-6 4) developing knowledge of development in relation to a Curriculum for Excellence, Core and Certificate Physical Education 4) consideration of whole school policies and the wider learning community.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Physical Education Placement 3 (EDUA10129)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  3
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Placement Study Abroad Hours 392, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 100 %
Feedback Students during the course of placement receive lesson -by lesson feedback from the teachers working most closely with them as well as meeting with their key mentor weekly (when feasible). During these meeting progress is discussed and targets agreed with the student. In addition, the tutor makes one visit to observe a lesson/s and discuss progress with both the student and their mentor/teachers.
An interim report is completed and shared with the student and university and subsequently frames the final part of the placement experience. if any concerns arise after this further tutor visits are arranged and possible moderations. The final report is compiled by the key mentor on the basis of their ongoing observations and discussions with colleagues and tutor.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Developed a satisfactory level of competence in planning, delivering and evlauating physical education lessons (S1-6)s
  2. Developed a good understanding of teaching within the context of certificate P.E
  3. Developed a good level of awareness of whole school policies and the nature of the wider leanring community
  4. Acheived a satisfacory level of competence required for entry into the induction year in relation to the the GTC SPR: Professional Values & Personal Commitment; Professional Knowledge & Understanding; and Professional Skills & Abilities
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Graduates of this programme will:
- critically question current physical education knowledge and policy and how these elements relate to wider issues within society nationally and globally (e.g., environmental, health and sustainability issues)
- plan and execute a significant research project including undertaking data collection and analysing data systematically
- recognise the importance of reflecting on the learning experience.ll:
- be independent learners who take responsibility for their own learning, and are committed to continuous reflections, self- evaluation and self-improvement
-be open to new perspectives, methods and creative ideas in understanding education, physical education, physical activity, sport and wellbeing
-be able to reflect on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments in education, physical education, physical activity, sport and wellbeing)
- be able to use communication as a means for collaborating and relating to others including staff, fellow students, research participants
- be able to engage in critical discussion demonstrating listening skills, effective use of evidence and own experience to support assertions, and clear articulation of points.
- be able to seek and value open feedback to inform genuine self- awareness
- have the confidence to make informed decisions relating to problems and issues in physical education.
- be able to identify and manage risks appropriately (e.g., during fieldwork, working with vulnerable groups)
- be able to transfer knowledge, skills and abilities to a professional context (e.g., schools, health promotion organisations:
- develop the technical and practical skills to enable them to undertake practitioner enquiry
- manage and organize time, resources, records and information to support decision-­¿making and inform planning for children¿s learning
-use ICT to enhance their own learning
- use ICT skills in a school context to promote the learning and analysis in physical education
Special Arrangements N/A
Study Abroad N/A
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Andrew Horrell
Tel: (0131 6)51 6649
Course secretaryMs Norma Turnbull
Tel: (0131 6)51 6210
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