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PGCE (T) Science

Academic Year 2016/17

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance and Enhancement processes as set out in the DASA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Programme Title

PGCE (T) Science

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Programme Code

EDU-PGC-SC

UCAS Code

JACS Code

X130 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

For current general University entry requirements for this pathway go to http://www.qub.ac.uk/edu

Subject specific requirements for this pathway are:

All students applying for the course must possess the following:

A GCSE, at Grade C or above, or acceptable equivalent in both English Language and Mathematics.

In addition they are normally required to have:

An honours degree (and/or higher degree) relevant to one of the subject areas of the course (English, mathematics, science, modern languages, politics, sociology, RE, ICT/computing).

Degrees in cognate areas may be considered if 50% or more of the modules studied are currently relevant to teaching the chosen subject. Candidates with an Honours degree in Accounting or Engineering disciplines who are applying for PGCE Mathematics must be in possession of A level mathematics at grade B or above at the time of application.

We reserve the right to enhance the shortlisting criteria for heavily over-subscribed subjects.

An offer of a place on the course is subject to an acceptable performance at interview, medical confirmation that you are ‘fit to teach’, and a satisfactory criminal history check.

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

Yes

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

An offer of a place on the course is subject to conditions including an acceptable performance at interview.

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

1 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

20

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

Queen's University Belfast

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance

Level 7

QAA Benchmark Group
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

Accreditations (PSRB)

Date of most recent Accreditation Visit

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Dr Gary Chambers

University of Leeds

Dr John Gordon

University of East Anglia

Ms Jannet Robinson

Edinburgh University

Prof Paul Conway

University of Limerick

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

N/A

Programme Specific Regulations

The course extends over 36 weeks, 24 of which are spent in schools. The outline is as follows:

Induction week
2 weeks in primary school
6 weeks in Queen's
11 weeks in post-primary school (1) - usually an 11-16 school
4 weeks in Queen's
11 weeks in post-primary school (2) - usually an 11-18 school
1 week in Queen’s.

See Student Handbook for full details.

Programme Structure, Levels, Modules and Credits

NB The information in this section must be read in conjunction with the general University Regulations.

The Queen's based parts of the course can be sub-divided as follows:

Subject-based work (seminars, groups, micro-teaching, peer support, focusing on subject specific issues, cross-curricular skills);
Tutorial discussion groups (focusing on general educational and professional issues);
General lectures (focusing on general educational and professional issues);
ICT Support sessions including online course creation;
Workshops (on statutory topics: Curriculum, Learning and Assessment; Pastoral Care; Diversity, Inclusion and Additional Needs Education and The Teacher as a Professional).

Examinations

NB The information in this section must be read in conjunction with the general University Regulations.

Assessment of PGCE

The course will be examined by the assessment of:

(i) teaching competence i.e. the School Placement module (level 6). Pass mark 40%;
(ii) coursework based on the Subject Studies(option choice) and Educational and Professional Studies modules (level M / 7). Pass mark 50%.

Each element of coursework must be submitted by the date specified in the course handbooks. All modules must be passed to be awarded the PGCE qualification.

Candidates must show competence in practical teaching before being awarded the PGCE. Where candidates fail in practical teaching, arrangements may be agreed which allow the candidates to be re-assessed after further school-based practice.

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

Yes
Students are required to be checked for "Fitness To Teach".

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

The PGCE course is governed by the requirements of the Teacher Education Handbook (DENI, 1999) and the teaching competences contained in the GTC(NI) document, ‘Teaching: the Reflective Profession’ (2011). These competences are divided into 5 areas:

Professional Values and Practice
Professional Knowledge and Understanding
Professional Skills and Application: Planning and Leading
Professional Skills and Application: Teaching and Learning
Professional Skills and Application: Assessment

These are covered in the following aims which encompass the three course modules. The course aims:

to provide some of the essential background that students will need to understand when working in classrooms and schools;
to encourage students to reflect on pedagogy as a systematic discipline that can be theorised and researched with a view to developing more effective practice;
to encourage students to reflect on how children learn with a view to optimising their learning through effective pedagogical approaches;
to enable students to develop their competence and confidence in teaching their subject(s);
to enable students to develop their understanding of the professional role of a teacher;
to enable students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the post-primary curriculum;
to enable students to develop their teaching methodologies and strategies for managing teaching and learning effectively at the classroom level;
to enable students to develop their subject knowledge and application;
to enable students to develop their skills in assessing pupils’ learning;
to make links between theory and practice in the context of a school placement;
to develop teaching competence sufficient to meet the standards for the award of qualified teacher status within the Northern Ireland teaching competence framework;
to develop confidence in working in a professional environment;
to gain experience of different types of school contexts.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Critically evaluate the relevance of learning theory to practice.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Synthesise relevant literature in support of an argument.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Use research data in support of an argument.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Draw on evidence from theory, research and practice to identify, apply and evaluate relevant educational concepts and issues in a live professional teaching environment.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Develop skills for informed critical reflection in the evaluation of professional practice e.g. lesson evaluations and formative and career entry profile.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Critically evaluate broader educational issues raised in general lectures, tutorials and workshops in the context of teaching their subject.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Develop reasoning and creative thinking skills.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Manage their own learning development.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Learn effectively and be aware of their own learning strategies.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Systematically develop their skills in essay writing at masters level.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Express ideas and opinions, with confidence and clarity, to a variety of audiences for a variety of purposes using appropriate technology, including ICT.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Work productively in different kinds of groups (formal, informal).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Work productively in different kinds of teams (formal, informal).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Identify the main features of a given problem and to develop strategies for its resolution.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Consider issues related to teaching as a career (e.g. appointment procedures and career development, membership of professional associations, legal issues in education, child protection issues).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Develop their knowledge and understanding of wider educational issues and practices.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Analyse and reflect on aspects of school organisation encountered during school experience.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Understand how the curriculum is designed and assessed.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Understand how schools interact with and serve society.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Demonstrate confident academic and pedagogic subject knowledge to teach in the secondary phase of education.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Demonstrate secure understanding of the statutory requirements of the Northern Ireland curriculum, including the statutory assessment and reporting of cross-curricular skills.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Demonstrate appropriate understanding of teaching methodologies and how pupils learn.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Demonstrate appropriate understanding of their subject to A level.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Demonstrate appropriate understanding of the subject application in the classroom.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Demonstrate appropriate understanding of the use of ICT in teaching and learning their subject.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Demonstrate appropriate understanding of strategies and activities in the management of effective teaching and learning.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Demonstrate appropriate understanding of methods of assessing pupils.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Demonstrate experience and skill development in relation to understanding and evaluating various approaches to learning and teaching their subject.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Demonstrate experience and skill development in relation to identifying and evaluating contextual factors which may influence the quality of teaching and learning.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Demonstrate experience and skill development in relation to strategies for managing teaching and learning effectively in the classroom.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Demonstrate experience and skill development in relation to assessing pupils using a variety of strategies.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Demonstrate experience and skill development in relation to acquisition of the statutory teacher competences.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Identify and evaluate educational concepts and issues related to education and to engage in critical debate about current educational issues , drawing on evidence from theory, research and practice.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Reflect on classroom and group management issues.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Discuss and reflect on educational issues with other students in other subject areas.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Discuss and reflect on school experience placements including issues related to preparation.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Reflect on practice experiences with a wide range of students in debriefing sessions during tutorials.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Plan, teach, assess and evaluate lessons and schemes of work in the context of understanding and interpreting pupils’ learning needs.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Use ICT confidently to enhance teaching and learning.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Demonstrate professional teaching competence as specified by the GTC(NI) teacher competence framework for initial teacher education.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Demonstrate that they can understand and evaluate various approaches to learning and teaching their subject.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Demonstrate that they can identify and evaluate contextual factors which may influence the quality of teaching and learning.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Demonstrate that they can use strategies for managing teaching and learning effectively in the classroom.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Demonstrate that they can assess pupils using a variety of strategies.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

Demonstrate that they are developing satisfactorily in the acquisition of the statutory teacher competences.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, discussion groups, pair work, group work, independent learning, micro-teaching, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, online learning, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment is carried out by discussion group tutors, methods tutors, partnership school personnel (teacher tutor and/or head of department) and by self-evaluation from students. Summative assessment for practical teaching is carried out by methods tutors in negotiation with school personnel. Various written assignments are set, including essays. Students must also compile a satisfactory teaching file (lesson plans, schemes of work, resources etc.) and an ICT portfolio.

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Science Studies

EDU7203

70

30

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Educational and Professional Studies

EDU7208

70

10

10 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

School Placement

EDU6000

60

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes

EDU6000 FHEQ Level: 6. EDU7208 + EDU7203 FHEQ Level: 7.