Education in Practice 1B: Theories of Child Development EDUC1092P

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

The courses which form Education in Practice 1-5 are the place in the programme where theory and practice combine and the sites of student learning are both the University and the school. These courses will house the partnership model of school experience.


Up to 80 hours face to face delivery with a blend of tutorials and seminars.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





This course will be assessed by means of a written assignment, including an essay and an online test which demonstrates the student's understanding of how educational and learning theory relates to practice.

Course Aims

To support students with planning, preparation, delivery and evaluation of a school curriculum which is underpinned by their knowledge of educational and learning theories.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

1. Explain selected pedagogical perspectives in learning in relation to child development and learning theory.

2. Observe learning and relate it to curriculum with specific reference to literacy, numeracy and health and well-being.

3. Engage with the learning and teaching cycle with specific reference to assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.

4. Recognise how learning can shape professional identity and values.

5. Demonstrate the professional values and commitments as indicated in the University Fitness to Practice code and the GTCS Student Code.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment. Students must have an 80% attendance at tutorial and lectures and 90% attendance on School Experience Placement.