Teaching Technology T1 EDUC1053

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course aims to develop knowledge, understanding and confidence in the application of basic approaches to learning and teaching appropriate to the technological curriculum of Scottish Schools. The students will be able to approach their school experience with confidence. This will begin to make links between what is taught in the technology courses and pedagogy.

Timetable

Approximately one lecture per week timetabled throughout the year, plus two weeks school experience (observation)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course aims to develop knowledge, understanding and confidence in the application of basic approaches to learning and teaching appropriate to the technological curriculum of Scottish Schools. The students will be able to approach their school experience with confidence. This will begin to make links between what is taught in the technology courses and pedagogy.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

At the end of this course students should:

1. Have an appropriate understanding of the concept of pedagogy and its importance.
2. Begin to consider different teaching strategies for use in whole class, group and individuals teaching situations.
3. Have studied the elements and factors that contribute to giving an effective exposition.
4. Be able to plan and deliver an exposition appropriate for a stated course and stage of pupil.
5. Understand the function of planning and the key elements of lesson planning and preparation.
6. Have reflected and considered approaches to structuring learning tasks in the technological curriculum.
7. Have considered appropriate approaches to teaching and learning within the context of the 5-14 curriculum.
8. Have become aware of the benchmark quality standards for initial teacher education relevant to the course content.
9. Have been introduced to Health and Safety in relation to technological education.
10. Have spent two weeks on school experience observing what happens in a classroom.
10. Be able to make informed observations during their school experience.
11. Have received encouragement to develop a positive attitude to reflection and self-evaluation in relation to their practice.
12. Made aware of the research going into the teaching of technology and introduced to relevant jounrnals.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

A pass grade is required in both elements, before aggregation to give an overall grade. Students must have an attendance of 80% or more to be awarded a grade.