Education T4 EDUC4041

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

The course will have a particular focus on the principles of educational research and methodologies. An exploration of current issues in education will be a major focus of debate. The content and range of coverage is designed to be congruent with the standards for courses in initial teacher education.

Timetable

weekly

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. 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 for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

The course will have a particular focus on the principles of educational research and methodologies. An exploration of current issues in education will be a major focus of debate. The content and range of coverage is designed to be congruent with the standards for courses in initial teacher education.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will have:

Developed an understanding of a particular current educational issue and demonstrated the ability to take and argue a position on these issues. (Benchmarks: 1.2.1, 1.3.2, 2.4.1.)

Produced an academically researched paper on a current issue in education. (Benchmarks: 1.2.1, 1.3.2, 2.4.1.)

Taken part in discussion with peers and tutors (Benchmarks: 1.2.1, 1.3.2, 2.4.1.)

Considered quality in the context of education and the curriculum

Looked at current practice in managing and monitoring quality

Considered the policy context of quality in education

Explored the international dimensions to change and innovation in education