Professional Development and School Experience 2

Module summary

Module code: TEAC1087
Level: 5
Credits: 20
School: Education, Health and Human Sci
Department: Education
Module Coordinator(s): Rachel Wolfendale

Specification

Pre and co requisites

Students must have passed Professional Development and School Experience 1 and have demonstrated at least satisfactory attendance and engagement in the taught element of the programme.

Aims

The overarching aim of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate progressively the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to support the learning of children within the Early years and / or Primary age phase.

• To build on students’ experience during SE1 to further enhance their understanding of learning in the primary school and engage effectively with children to promote learning.
• To develop their ability to take responsibility, under the guidance of the class teacher, for the planning, teaching and learning of groups of children and the whole class across the curriculum.
• To enable students to reflect on their own progress as a teacher and to plan for further development both against the Teachers’ Standards and in their academic study.

The course also aims to give students regular opportunities to meet with personal tutors, in both groups and individually to reflect on their personal, professional and academic development to date and set future targets.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course a student will be able to:

1 Demonstrate an increasing ability to independently plan, teach and evaluate parts of a lesson or a whole lesson delivered either to groups or the whole class across the curriculum (TS1, TS2, TS3, TS4, TS5, TS6, TS7)
2 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a range of assessment methods and apply this within own practice to assess and record the progress of a chosen group of children to promote learning and inform planning (TS2, TS4, TS6)
3 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the strengths and needs of the children in their class and apply this to inform planning and teaching and promote inclusion (TS1, TS2, TS5, TS6, TS8)
4 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a range of conceptualisations of effective teaching and with increasing independence, use this in their own practice (TS1, TS2, TS4, TS5, TS7, Part 2)
5 Understand their responsibility for promoting progress in the learning of the children in their class (TS1, TS2, TS4, TS5, TS7, Part 2)
6 Demonstrate their developing understanding of the statutory responsibilities in relation to the role of the teacher (TS8, Part 2)
7 Evaluate their own progress against the standards and set targets for further development against the Teachers’ Standards and in their academic study. (TS4, TS6, TS8, Part 2)

Indicative content

The students’ experiences in schools will be managed by school based mentors, in consultation with the University. The content of the school experience must enable students to demonstrate progress towards the current professional standards. This will typically include:

• Opportunities to plan for, teach and evaluate the learning of groups of children across the curriculum and as the placement progresses, the whole class;
• Opportunities to observe skilled practitioners teaching children with a range strengths and needs and to reflect on their teaching;
• Opportunities to monitor, assess and record the achievements and progress of the children taught and to use this information to inform their own planning;
• Opportunities to discuss, observe and plan for the learning of groups of children with diverse strengths and needs including, for example, children with SEND, EAL and more able children as appropriate;
• Opportunities to engage in regular school based training opportunities which are personalised to meet the needs of the student;
• Regular opportunities to discuss and reflect upon their own teaching with a skilled practitioner
• Regular evaluation of own progress with support of a mentor, university link tutor and personal tutor (as appropriate) and action planning of strategies to support the targets set.