School Experience 2 EDUC2049

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

Placement in a secondary school in semester 2.


Part one, four days per week in semester 2. Part 2, five days per week, semester 2.

Requirements of Entry

Successful completion of school experience 1 and Teacher Education 1.


Teacher Education 2.


Students are assessed on their ability to demonstrate the knowledge, understanding and skills outlined above in the course of a practical school experience placement.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

School Experience Placement in secondary school has a particular focus on the role of assessment in teaching and learning in the secondary school.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

Understand and apply the principles of assessment, recording, reporting and classroom management

Demonstrate communication skills

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning, along with relevant areas of school curricular documents and their implementation in the classroom

Plan and prepare lessons

Reflect on improving practice

Acquire a broad and critical understanding of the principal features of the education system, educational policy and practice

Draw on relevant principles, perspectives and theories to inform professional values and practices

Use the results of assessment to evaluate and improve teaching and to improve standards of attainment

Value themselves as growing professionals by taking responsibility for their professional learning and development

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Satisfactory attendance at placement (90% minimum, as per GTCS requirements); satisfactory completion of all school based tasks including school experience record; satisfactory reports from school partners and visiting tutors.