Teacher Education 4 EDUC4068

  • 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

This course addresses generic aspects of teacher education. Students will engage with professionalism, questions of quality in compulsory education, and on key aspects, institutions and governance arrangements within the Scottish system.

Timetable

Weekly, taking into account periods when students are off campus on school experience or learning at other sites.

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

Teacher Education 2 and 3

Recommended Entry Requirements

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

School Experience

Assessment

Assessment

The course will be assessed through the combination of three elements:

Generic Teacher Education

Examination (1 hour) (35%)

Written Assignment (1000 words) (35%)

Preparation School Experience

Project or assignment (500 words or equivalent) (30%)

 

Students must achieve a minimum grade of D3 for both School Experience Preparation and Generic Teacher Education. Students can be required to resist one or more of the assessment elements.

Reassessment

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: 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

This course of generic teacher education has a strong focus on professionalism, questions of quality in compulsory education, and on key aspects, institutions and governance arrangements within the Scottish system. Students will be given the opportunity to research, present and critically engage with a range of the most pressing contemporary issues in the national system of education.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theory and policy around quality in education and government concerns with system performance in a global context.

2. Display an understanding of the key institutions, governance arrangements and policy systems within Scotland's education system, including the GTCS and HMIE.

3. Recognise and begin to reflect on essential aspects of teacher professionalism and continuous professional learning.

4. Exhibit an understanding of the design and requirements of the Induction Year, in the context of career planning and career long professional learning.

5. Research, synthesise, present and critically engage with a contemporary issue in education identified within the national context.

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.

Students must have an 80% attendance or better.