Undergraduate Course: Community Education Professional Practice 2 (EDUA10123)
|School||Moray House School of Education and Sport
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Please be aware that if government restrictions around the Covid-19 situation prevent placement, this course may be modified. Students will be given advice at the beginning of the course to ensure the most up-to-date guidance.
This third year course is framed around a block placement which gives students the opportunity to develop the capacity to make competent, confident and defensible judgements and to undertake further development towards the gradual transition into the field of practice.
Please be aware that if government restrictions around the Covid-19 situation prevent placement, this course may be modified. Students will be given advice at the beginning of the course to ensure the most up-to-date guidance.
This course comprises a 10 week block placement, together with pre-placement preparation and post-placement review. It aims to consolidate and integrate learning from earlier practice experience and the taught elements of the programme. In particular, it offers students the opportunity to engage in negotiated and sustained educational practice with groups. It aims to provide a challenging and supportive environment in which students can test their strengths and weaknesses as critically reflective practitioners. Students are prepared for the placement experience in the university prior to beginning the placement. The skills of reflective practice are developed during the placement, in the post-placement review session and the preparation session for the panel presentation.
Please note that all placements will be arranged by the University and not by individual students.
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of significant theories, concepts and principles required for effective professional practice in community education contexts and a critical understanding of the connections between theory, policy and practice in the field of Community Education.
- Apply knowledge, skills and understanding in using a wide range of professional skills, techniques and practices with groups and individuals on placement, including contexts that include a degree of unpredictability and/or specialism.
- Critically identify, define, conceptualise and analyse complex policy and professional problems and issues in the Community Education employment context.
- Offer critical insights, interpretations and solutions to problems and issues that arise in professional Community Education contexts using a wide range of skills in support of established or alternative practices in community education, in order to communicate with peers, colleagues or community groups on an appropriate professional level.
- Identify areas of relative autonomy and exercise initiative in professional activities and settings.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Personal and Intellectual Autonomy:
Work both independently and collaboratively in professional and academic contexts.
Communicate effectively with other people, using verbal and written means and through presentations.
Recognise and value communication as a tool for negotiating and creating new understandings.
Be responsible to situations and professional environments in which they operate.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||400 hours of learning time in university and on placement. Students will engage in lectures and tutor led tutorials via the hybrid model incorporating either on campus or on line delivery. Please see the course booklet and placement handbook for more information, including dates of taught sessions during semesters 1 and 2.
|Course organiser||Mr Gary Fraser
|Course secretary||Mrs Lesley Spencer
Tel: (0131 6)51 6373