Education in Practice 5 EDUC5876P

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course allows students to extend the depth of their knowledge and understanding as developing teachers. In relation to their own sector, students will study a range of contemporary issues in the curriculum. Within the curriculum areas of the selected, students will extend their critical awareness in relation to current issues and developments in theory and practice. The course will engage with a sector specific range of curriculum questions and concerns drawn from an array of themes covering current policy and practice, pedagogy, scholarship and research.


This course is available as a taught course and in a distance mode.


Taught course: 30 hours of class contact, lectures, workshops and seminars. Sessions of 1 hour and two hours.

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

D3 in Education in Practice 4 or equivalent courses in teacher education at level 10.

Visiting or Erasmus students must be qualified teachers in a recognised jurisdiction.

Excluded Courses






This course will be assessed by means of a written assignment (70%) and a form of project task (30%).

Course Aims

This course aims to extend the professional knowledge of developing teachers. Students will engage with a sector specific (Primary or Secondary Subject) range of curriculum areas, concerns and contemporary issues drawn from an array of themes ranging across current policy and practice, pedagogy, scholarship and research.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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


Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of contemporary curriculum issues and debates related to their field of practice.

Draw upon and make critical use of relevant scholarship and research around contemporary issues impacting on current policy, practice or pedagogy.

Explain and critique concepts and approaches associated with policy directives informing contemporary curriculum thinking and curriculum making.

Make connections between their field of practice and the demands and challenges of current policy frameworks.

Develop approaches, arguments or solutions, related to the demands of curriculum areas and stages that are informed by research.

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.