Teachers And Teaching DUMF3018

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

Students will gain an understanding of the processes - pedagogic and managerial - which support learning in the primary classroom. They will realise the importance of good teaching in the achievement of successful learning for pupils; study the management of pupil behaviour, and learn about essential government policy in relation to these areas.

Timetable

1 x 2-hour lecture weekly

1 x 2-hour problem-based learning seminars

Requirements of Entry

Entry to Year 3 of the MA Honours Primary Education with Teaching Qualification.

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

Co-requisite Year 3 courses on the MA in Primary Education.

Assessment

Assignment (60%)

Examination (40%)

 

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

Through an analysis of the processes - pedagogical and managerial - which support learning in the primary classroom, and by drawing upon individuals' academic learning and the life experiences, this course aims to:

Establish in the student a sense of being a learner as well as a teacher;

Provide a grounding for professional practice in the classroom;

Critically assess the professional development agenda.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate
 an understanding of the processes - pedagogic and managerial - which support learning in the primary classroom
- Explain and assess
 of the importance of good teaching in the achievement of successful learning
- Apply
 an understanding of the behaviour of children in the primary classroom and how it might be managed.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must normally attend at least 80% of classes, and attempt all summative assessments.