The Learner And The Curriculum (DLS) EDUC5321

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

The course provides a framework to support analysis and evaluation of the experience of the learner, and of the extent to which professional practice, provision, and policy enable learning in school contexts.

Timetable

Semester 2

Day course: 5 full days over 4 weeks.

Evening course: 2x 5 hr days plus 5x 2hr evening sessions

Distance course: 2 x 5hr days plus online study

Requirements of Entry

A first degree and, normally, a professional qualification (eg in teaching). Experience of, and interest in, educational inclusion/special education is desirable.

Full GTCS registration (Scottish Students)

Assessment

Class essay 4000 words

Course Aims

To introduce theories of learning, teaching and the curriculum
To consider the implications of the above for classroom experiences
To examine current research and strategies for observation and assessment of aspects of the learning environment
To introduce theories of learning, teaching and the curriculum
To consider the implications of the above for classroom experiences
To examine current research and strategies for observation and assessment of aspects of the learning environment

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

On completion of the course students will be able to demonstrate the following outcomes.

Knowledge and Understanding

1 Show understanding of how people learn, drawing on critical consideration of a range of theories.

2 Show understanding of social and cultural factors affecting learners and learning, based on consideration of a range of appropriate literature.

3 Show understanding of the complexity of pedagogical theories and practices drawing on consideration of a range of appropriate literature

Skills and Other Attributes


Intellectual skills

4
As appropriate, draw on theories, research and literature on curriculum, learning and pedagogy in order to demonstrate a critical consideration of policy and provision in education.

Transferable/key skills

5 Demonstrate a professional quality of written communication in the assignment, keeping within the word limit and including referencing and bibliography in accordance with programme guidelines.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

As per Schedule A