Theory into Practice (Placement Online) EDUC5932

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

Short Description

This course will provide first-hand placement experience in an educational or cultural environment related to museums.


Dependant on placement provider.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses



Essay - engage in critical analysis of themed/disciplinary learning opportunities in or through the museum in placement context and communicate an understanding of the appropriate education principles, theories, that underpin these (2,000 words)

Project Outline - plan and implement a themed/disciplinary learning experience (or experiences) for the relevant stage of learners and critically reflect upon (1,000 words) the associated planning implications for the effective experience

Oral Presentation - prepare a presentation on personal learning as a result of placement experience, including a reflection of how future practice in own context will be accordingly influenced (1,000 words)

Course Aims

This course aims to provide an opportunity to extend knowledge and to practise professional skills in a variety of professional level contexts, such as schools, museums and heritage centres, community and art facilities in order to apply critical knowledge and understanding of how learning in and through the museum can contribute to effective learning, practical experience and employability skills.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

LO1 Critically apply knowledge, understanding and specialised skills and techniques to encourage connections between museums and varied learning environment.


LO2 Identify and effectively manage day to day complex issues related to museum education and make informed judgements in order to develop original and creative responses.


LO3 Conceive how subject specific expertise e.g. education, curatorial, etc might be used for successful collaboration with peers, other colleagues and learners at local and international levels, in order to enhance the knowledge and understanding of all relevant stakeholders.


LO4 Effectively demonstrate leadership and initiative in order to promote interest and engagement towards learning in and through the museum.

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.