School Experience T2 EDUC2081

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

Short Description

This course is designed to provide students with a staged introduction to teaching technical subjects and areas of the technologies curriculum. The school experience will comprise of a block of approximately eight weeks in a secondary school.


Eight weeks on placement.

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

For students progressing from year 1: School Experience T1

Recommended Entry Requirements

Excluded Courses




A pass fail/grade is awarded for an assessed lesson and on the basis of a Principal Teacher's Report. The report will reflect performance across all outcomes during the placement. Failure in this report will require a retrieval placement to be successfully completed. In the event of a student failing an assessed lesson, they will be given one opportunity to retrieve by obtaining a pass grade in an additional assessed lesson. The second assessment will be arranged as soon as practically possible.



In accordance with the University's Code of Assessment reassessments are normally set for all courses which do not contribute to the honours classifications. For non honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students, and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions are listed below in this box.

Course Aims

This course aims to provide the professional practice context that will allow student teachers to develop and extend their professional knowledge, understanding, skills, professional values and personal commitment. Students will join a department for a five-week block placement. This course allows an introduction to classroom teaching that is gradual, starting with assisting the teacher in working with pupils on a one to one basis and progressing from there to group and finally whole class teaching.


This course supports the achievement of all elements of the Standard for Initial Teacher Education.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course the students will be able to, at level 2:

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the relevant area(s) of the secondary school technology curriculum;
Plan coherent and lessons, and justify what they teach;

Communicate effectively, using a variety of media, in the classroom context;

Use a range of teaching strategies and justify their use;
Manage pupil behaviour fairly, and know when it is necessary to seek advice;

Work effectively in co-operation with mentoring professionals and other colleagues;
Display a developing responsibility for their professional learning and development;
Respect and show commitment to the communities in which they work.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must demonstrate professional behaviour and achieve a pass grade from school based placement partners. Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.