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.

Education in Practice 4: Making Learning Happen EDUC4081P

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • 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. These courses will house the partnership model of school experience.


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

Flexible timetable to cover curricular areas.

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

D3 in Education in Practice 3

Excluded Courses






This course will be assessed by means of portfolio work which demonstrates the student's understanding

of how educational and learning theory relates to practice and with the successful completion of 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.

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. Demonstrate the cycle of learning and teaching for all learners

3. Justify the cycles of learning and teaching which has been implemented

4. 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.