Education in Practice 3: The Primary School as a Site of Teacher Learning EDUC3073P

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 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.


Up to 30 hours face to face with a blend of tutorials and seminars.

Flexible timetable to cover curricular areas.

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

D3 grade in Education and Practice 2

Excluded Courses






This course will be assessed by means of an exam which has two components which demonstrates the student's understanding of how educational and learning theory relates to practice. The exam will take place in the December examination period with a weighting of 70% (35% allocated to each of the two questions). The course will equally be assessed by a presentation of a student portfolio focused on interdisciplinary learning during term time in semester two. This portfolio will carry 30% of the weighting and will aid student's preparation for School Experience.



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.

Main Assessment In: December

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. Analyse and evaluate the dynamic relationship between curriculum, pedagogy and assessment

2. Design coherent curricular learning experiences for all learners

3. Select and implement pedagogical approaches for all learners

4. Design appropriate strategies to assess pupil learning

5. Demonstrate the professional values and commitments necessary for the Standards for Registration

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.