Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Educational Elective 3 EDUC3078P

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 30
  • 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

In this course students will have a choice of electives which will develop their disciplinary and/or pedagogical and/or interdisciplinary understandings which relate to their chosen context of education. The course will explore the value and impact of the chosen area in enhancing learning and teaching in the Primary classroom.


Blend of workshops and seminars.

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

Average of D3 in compulsory Year 2 courses

Excluded Courses






The assessment for this course will be in two parts.

 (a) Students will present a piece of project work relevant to their particular course

 (b) Students will complete 1 x assignment.




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

The course aims to deepen areas of specialisation for educators.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

1. Analyse the core elements of a selected disciplinary area or pedagogy

2. Explore and analyse the importance of a selected area of disciplinary or pedagogical knowledge for learning and teaching

3. Analyse the impact of the selected area on learning and teaching.

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.