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Postgraduate Course: Professional Practice (EDUA11048)

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
SummaryThis course is co-organised by Lindsay Knox (ELE) and Aileen Irvine (ETL)

This course provides students with a framework for critical reflection on their own and others' experience of language learning and teaching, in the light of current thinking in the field. Through deployment of a variety of reflective, exploratory and practical activities, followed on by critical discussion, it aims to develop students' professional skills and to help them sustain the processes of critical and reflective professional development in their future careers.

Course description This course will help participants to further develop their professional competence through observing lessons, planning and preparing for teaching and learning, and evaluating that process. It involves consideration of classroom issues such as error correction and classroom management, and also the evaluation and design of teaching and learning materials appropriate for the participant's defined context. Micro-teaching is an integral part of the course. In addition, participants will undertake a small-scale research project based on observation data.

Methods of teaching and learning include: lectures, workshops, discussion groups, classroom observation and micro-teaching.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Placement Study Abroad Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 162 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Portfolio
All materials should be for the participant's defined context.
- One assignment based on a lesson observation (the background research on the topic, a description of the observation, and a discussion of what was observed)
- One lesson plan with rationale

Total number of words: 4,000
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. increased their critical understanding of the pedagogical processes of language teaching and learning, and of current thinking in the field
  2. gained experience in collecting and analysing classroom data from classroom observation, and reflected on this process
  3. gained practical experience in planning and preparing for teaching and learning, and in critically evaluating these plans and preparations
  4. gained practical teaching experience in micro-teaching situations, and in reflecting on and evaluating their own strengths and weaknesses with regard to the teaching and learning processes
  5. critically reflected, in the light of insights and skills they have developed during the course, on their previous and current experience and on their future development as teachers.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Lecture Tuesdays 12.00 - 13.00
Workshops Mondays 3.00 - 5.00
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Aileen Irvine
Tel: (0131 6)51 6145
Course secretaryMrs Moira Ross
Tel: (0131 6)51 6206
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