BTechEd Ordinary (Result) EDUC4038

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 4 (BDS, BVMS, MBChB)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

To produce graduates who will be competent to teach the subjects that comprise the secondary curriculum provided by Technology/Technical Departments in Scottish secondary schools. This aim incorporates all the standards (benchmarks) for Initial Teacher Education (ITE).

To produce graduates with skills, knowledge and understanding of technology, design, graphics, practical craft and the relevant use of ICT in each area of the curriculum. This aim addresses standard (benchmark) for Initial Teacher Education (ITE), 1.1.

To produce graduates who will be able to contribute to the wider context of Scottish schools.This aim addresses the following standards (benchmarks) for Initial Teacher Education (ITE), 1.2, 1.3, 2.4 & 3.

To produce graduates with the ability to evaluate and develop their knowledge, understanding and skills, who are equipped to continue learning and adapting to changes in technology and design and the demands of their own professional practice. This aim addresses all the standards (benchmarks) for Initial Teacher Education (ITE).

To produce graduates who can demonstrate personal qualities, attitudes, capabilities and transferable skills such as the capacity to work with others, independence, positive attitudes, initiative, efficiency, originality, intellectual awareness, communication and presentation skills. This aim addresses the following standards (benchmarks) for Initial Teacher Education (ITE), 2 & 3.

Course Aims

To produce graduates who will be competent to teach the subjects that comprise the secondary curriculum provided by Technology/Technical Departments in Scottish secondary schools. This aim incorporates all the standards (benchmarks) for Initial Teacher Education (ITE).

To produce graduates with skills, knowledge and understanding of technology, design, graphics, practical craft and the relevant use of ICT in each area of the curriculum. This aim addresses standard (benchmark) for Initial Teacher Education (ITE), 1.1.

To produce graduates who will be able to contribute to the wider context of Scottish schools.This aim addresses the following standards (benchmarks) for Initial Teacher Education (ITE), 1.2, 1.3, 2.4 & 3.

To produce graduates with the ability to evaluate and develop their knowledge, understanding and skills, who are equipped to continue learning and adapting to changes in technology and design and the demands of their own professional practice. This aim addresses all the standards (benchmarks) for Initial Teacher Education (ITE).

To produce graduates who can demonstrate personal qualities, attitudes, capabilities and transferable skills such as the capacity to work with others, independence, positive attitudes, initiative, efficiency, originality, intellectual awareness, communication and presentation skills. This aim addresses the following standards (benchmarks) for Initial Teacher Education (ITE), 2 & 3.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Knowledge and Understanding
· basic mathematics, electronics, mechanics and materials and their relevance to industrial design, society and how they underpin the basic concepts of engineering
· the design process for both everyday products and its wider context within society
· the use of practical craft skills in the school technology curriculum and its wider context within industry
· graphic communication and its use for design, engineering communication and in the wider context of society and the media
· the requirements of literacy and numeracy; personal, social and health education; and ICT, as appropriate to technology education within schools
· how to plan coherent and progressive teaching programmes, and justify what they teach
· the nature of the school curriculum and its development
· the principal features of the education system, educational policy and practice
· the sector in which they teach and their professional responsibilities within it
· the relevant principles, perspectives and theories to inform professional values and practices
· research and its contribution to education
· theories of learning and what makes an effective learner

Skills and Other Attributes
Intellectual skills
· Plan, conduct and report on a programme of original research
· Analyse and solve technological problems
· Design a system, component, product or process to meet a need
· Be creative in the solution of problems and in the development of designs
· Formulate and test hypotheses· Evaluate designs, processes and products, and make improvements
· Integrate and evaluate information and data from a variety of sources
· Take a holistic approach to design and problem solving, applying professional judgements to balance risks, costs, benefits, safety, reliability, aesthetics, and environmental impact
· Apply critical thinking to important issues
· Demonstrate and exercise independence of mind and thought
· Critically review literature
· Reflect on their own learning process
· Access and evaluate professionally relevant literature.
· Construct and sustain reasoned and coherent arguments about educational matters and professional practices.
· Reflect on and act to improve the effectiveness of their own practice and contribute to the processes of curriculum development and school development planning.

Subject-specific/practical skills
· Take notes effectively
· Review literature effectively
· Give technical or educational presentations to peers
· Develop practical craft skills to a sufficient level to enable them to teach
· Develop graphic communication skills, both manual drawing and using computer applications, to a sufficient level to enable them to teach
· Use laboratory and workshop equipment to generate data or produce artefacts
· Analyse experimental results and determine their strength and validity
· Prepare and write technical reports and critical essays
· Use computational tools and packages
· Use ICT to prepare and deliver learning
· Communicate effectively, using a variety of media, to stimulate pupils and achieve the objectives of lessons.
· Employ a range of teaching strategies and justify their approach.
· Set expectations and a pace of work which make appropriate demands on all pupils.
· Work effectively in co-operation with other professionals and adults in order to promote learning.
· Organise classes and lessons to ensure that all pupils are sage and productively employed when working individually, in groups or as a class.
· Manage pupil behaviour fairly, sensitively and consistently by the use of appropriate rewards and sanctions and know when it is necessary to seek advice.
· Understand and apply the principles of assessment, recording and reporting.
· Use the results of assessment to evaluate and improve teaching and to improve standards of attainment.

Transferable/key skills
· Communicate effectively (in writing, verbally and graphically)
· Develop good interpersonal skills
· Develop good oral and visual presentation skills
· Be able to pass their knowledge and learning on to their pupils
Be effective in use of ICT
· Apply mathematical skills as required in technology, design and practical craft skills
· Work as a member of a group under a variety of conditions
Understand how people learn
· Develop the skills of critical enquiry
· Manage resources and time
· Develop good problem solving skills
· Become an independent learner
· Conduct independent research
· Be able to search for and retrieve information
· Analyse a variety of data
· Develop negotiation skills
· Develop leadership skills
· Become a reflective practitioner and self evaluator