School Experience T3 (BTechEd) EDUC3043

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This final placement should consolidate experiences and skills gained in previous placements. The standard you will be judged against for this final placement is the Standard for Initial Teacher Education as published by the General Teaching Council for Scotland.


School experience in year three takes the form of two four-week blocks.

Requirements of Entry

Successful completion of all Year 2 compulsory courses


A Grade is awarded for each assessed lesson and on the basis of the Principal Teacher's Report. The three grades are combined, with the Principal teacher's report being equal to the combined grade of the two assessed lessons, and graded using schedule B of the University's code of assessment. 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 addition, students must submit an appropriate Professional Development Folio. This must attain a minimum of Grade D: students cannot achieve a pass in school experience without submitting a satisfactory folio. The folio will be used to the advantage of any student where the student is between grades.

Main Assessment In: April/May

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.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

During this teaching practice students should extend their practice to the extent that they:
1.1 Curriculum
1.1.1 Demonstrate a knowledge an understanding of the relevant area(s) of the secondary school technology curriculum
1.1.2 Demonstrate the knowledge and understanding to fulfil their responsibilities in respect of literacy and numeracy; personal, social and health education; and ICT
1.1.3 Demonstrate the knowledge and understanding to enable them to plan coherent and progressive teaching programmes, and justify what they teach.
1.2 Educational systems and professional responsibilities
1.2.2 Demonstrate a good working knowledge of the sector in which they teach and their professional responsibilities within it.
1.3 Principles and perspectives
1.3.1 Draw on relevant principles, perspectives and theories to inform professional values and practices.
2 Professional skills and abilities
2.1 Teaching and learning
2.1.1 Communicate effectively, using a variety of media, to stimulate pupils and achieve the objectives of lessons.
2.1.2 Employ a range of teaching strategies and justify their approach.
2.1.3 Set expectations and a pace of work which make appropriate demands on all pupils.
2.1.4 Work effectively in co-operation with other professionals and adults in order to promote learning.
2.2 Classroom organisation and management
2.2.1 Organise classes and lessons to ensure that all pupils are sage and productively employed when working individually, in groups or as a class.
2.2.2 Manage pupil behaviour fairly, sensitively and consistently by the use of appropriate rewards and sanctions and know when it is necessary to seek advice.
2.3 Pupil assessment
2.3.1 Understand and apply the principles of assessment, recording and reporting.
2.3.2 Use the results of assessment to evaluate and improve teaching and to improve standards of attainment.
2.4 Professional reflection and communication
2.4.3 Reflect on and act to improve the effectiveness of their own practice and contribute to the processes of curriculum development and school development planning.
3 Professional values and personal commitment
3.1 Value and demonstrating a commitment to social justice and inclusion.
3.2 Value themselves as growing professionals by taking responsibility for their professional learning and development.
3.3 Value, respect an show commitment to the communities in which they work.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Complete the work of the class