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Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies: Physical Education

Academic Year 2016/17

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Programme Title

Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies: Physical Education

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

Postgraduate Diploma

Programme Code

STR-PD-PE

UCAS Code

JACS Code

X370 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

Candidates should normally meet one of the following conditions:
Qualified teacher status and an honours degree or equivalent qualification; or
An honours degree or equivalent qualification with at least two years professional experience in an education or training context; or
A degree or equivalent qualification with at least five years professional experience in an education or training context.

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Part Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

5 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

120

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

Stranmillis University College

Teaching Institution

Stranmillis University College

School/Department

Stranmillis University College

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

Education Studies (2015)

Accreditations (PSRB)

Date of most recent Accreditation Visit

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Dr Sean MacBlain

University College Plymouth, St. Mark & St. John

REGULATION INFORMATION

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

N/A

Programme Specific Regulations

The programme is offered in part time mode over a period of up to 5 years. All modules are credited at M-Level.

120 M level credit points are required for a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies (PgDipEd).

Students cannot enrol on modules which have a significant overlap in content with modules previously taken.

School-based professional development can be accredited through bridging arrangements to give a maximum of 30 credit points.

The PgDipEd, may be awarded with commendation or distinction in accordance with the general University regulations.

In order to obtain a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies: Physical Education students must take modules carrying a minimum of 60 M level credit points from modules identified in Programme Requirements below as Physical Education Modules.

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

This programme aims to enhance in students the academic and professional skills needed to be effective educational practitioners.
It aims to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes which will enable students to engage in critical study and debate of academic and/or professional aspects of education and training.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

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

engage in informed debate about and critical analysis of some major issues in education and training;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Learning outcomes are achieved through discussion with colleagues and tutors and through the submission of written assessed coursework based on each module studied.

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessment is measured against the following six major features of coursework:
- Criticality and Reflection;
- Coherence of Argument;
- Use of Literature/Research;
- Application of Professional Experience;
- Quality of Citation;
- Structure/Presentation and any other comments;
as well as the general aims of the programme and specific module learning outcomes.

reflect on theory/practice relationships within professional contexts;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Learning outcomes are achieved through discussion with colleagues and tutors and through the submission of written assessed coursework based on each module studied.

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessment is measured against the following six major features of coursework:
- Criticality and Reflection;
- Coherence of Argument;
- Use of Literature/Research;
- Application of Professional Experience;
- Quality of Citation;
- Structure/Presentation and any other comments;
as well as the general aims of the programme and specific module learning outcomes.

develop competence further within specific areas;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Learning outcomes are achieved through discussion with colleagues and tutors and through the submission of written assessed coursework based on each module studied.

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessment is measured against the following six major features of coursework:
- Criticality and Reflection;
- Coherence of Argument;
- Use of Literature/Research;
- Application of Professional Experience;
- Quality of Citation;
- Structure/Presentation and any other comments;
as well as the general aims of the programme and specific module learning outcomes.

keep abreast of innovation and developments in areas of education;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Learning outcomes are achieved through discussion with colleagues and tutors and through the submission of written assessed coursework based on each module studied.

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessment is measured against the following six major features of coursework:
- Criticality and Reflection;
- Coherence of Argument;
- Use of Literature/Research;
- Application of Professional Experience;
- Quality of Citation;
- Structure/Presentation and any other comments;
as well as the general aims of the programme and specific module learning outcomes.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

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

research, innovation and developments in selected areas of education;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Learning outcomes are acquired through lectures, workshops and independent directed reading. Students are encouraged to rigorously scrutinise their own practice and are helped to formulate new methodologies in discussion with tutors and other colleagues.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of learning takes the form of essays, reports, preparation and evaluations of teaching resources. Assessed work tests the students’ ability to present ideas cogently, to demonstrate an appropriate level of skill and analysis, to argue from authority appropriately, and to reflect critically on the lectures, the reading, and their own practice.
Assessed coursework tests ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas. This involves reflection upon professional practice
Some self-assessment and peer assessment for formative purposes is practised although this does not contribute to the formal examination of modules.

a range of key concepts and modes of enquiry in educational studies;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Learning outcomes are acquired through lectures, workshops and independent directed reading. Students are encouraged to rigorously scrutinise their own practice and are helped to formulate new methodologies in discussion with tutors and other colleagues.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of learning takes the form of essays, reports, preparation and evaluations of teaching resources. Assessed work tests the students’ ability to present ideas cogently, to demonstrate an appropriate level of skill and analysis, to argue from authority appropriately, and to reflect critically on the lectures, the reading, and their own practice.
Assessed coursework tests ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas. This involves reflection upon professional practice
Some self-assessment and peer assessment for formative purposes is practised although this does not contribute to the formal examination of modules.

some of the major (from a N Ireland perspective) issues and developments in education and training;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Learning outcomes are acquired through lectures, workshops and independent directed reading. Students are encouraged to rigorously scrutinise their own practice and are helped to formulate new methodologies in discussion with tutors and other colleagues.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of learning takes the form of essays, reports, preparation and evaluations of teaching resources. Assessed work tests the students’ ability to present ideas cogently, to demonstrate an appropriate level of skill and analysis, to argue from authority appropriately, and to reflect critically on the lectures, the reading, and their own practice.
Assessed coursework tests ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas. This involves reflection upon professional practice
Some self-assessment and peer assessment for formative purposes is practised although this does not contribute to the formal examination of modules.

appropriate theoretical foundations on which to base practice;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Learning outcomes are acquired through lectures, workshops and independent directed reading. Students are encouraged to rigorously scrutinise their own practice and are helped to formulate new methodologies in discussion with tutors and other colleagues.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of learning takes the form of essays, reports, preparation and evaluations of teaching resources. Assessed work tests the students’ ability to present ideas cogently, to demonstrate an appropriate level of skill and analysis, to argue from authority appropriately, and to reflect critically on the lectures, the reading, and their own practice.
Assessed coursework tests ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas. This involves reflection upon professional practice
Some self-assessment and peer assessment for formative purposes is practised although this does not contribute to the formal examination of modules.

the relationship between theory and practice in their professional working context.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Learning outcomes are acquired through lectures, workshops and independent directed reading. Students are encouraged to rigorously scrutinise their own practice and are helped to formulate new methodologies in discussion with tutors and other colleagues.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of learning takes the form of essays, reports, preparation and evaluations of teaching resources. Assessed work tests the students’ ability to present ideas cogently, to demonstrate an appropriate level of skill and analysis, to argue from authority appropriately, and to reflect critically on the lectures, the reading, and their own practice.
Assessed coursework tests ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas. This involves reflection upon professional practice
Some self-assessment and peer assessment for formative purposes is practised although this does not contribute to the formal examination of modules.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

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

engage in critical, analytical and creative thinking and problem solving;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study, directed work including coursework. They are reinforced and extended in taught sessions by lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment of subject-specific skills will be principally through tutor observation during tutorials, seminars and workshops. Assessed coursework tests the range of subject-specific skills developed in a formal manner.

discriminate salient features in educational environments, identify trends and common characteristics in important educational processes;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study, directed work including coursework. They are reinforced and extended in taught sessions by lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment of subject-specific skills will be principally through tutor observation during tutorials, seminars and workshops. Assessed coursework tests the range of subject-specific skills developed in a formal manner.

compare and contrast a variety of theories, views, perspectives, dispositions and attitudes regarding educational issues;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study, directed work including coursework. They are reinforced and extended in taught sessions by lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment of subject-specific skills will be principally through tutor observation during tutorials, seminars and workshops. Assessed coursework tests the range of subject-specific skills developed in a formal manner.

judge best courses of action using objective criteria;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study, directed work including coursework. They are reinforced and extended in taught sessions by lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment of subject-specific skills will be principally through tutor observation during tutorials, seminars and workshops. Assessed coursework tests the range of subject-specific skills developed in a formal manner.

engage in reflective practice in educational environments;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study, directed work including coursework. They are reinforced and extended in taught sessions by lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment of subject-specific skills will be principally through tutor observation during tutorials, seminars and workshops. Assessed coursework tests the range of subject-specific skills developed in a formal manner.

formally state conclusions and arguments using evidence;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study, directed work including coursework. They are reinforced and extended in taught sessions by lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment of subject-specific skills will be principally through tutor observation during tutorials, seminars and workshops. Assessed coursework tests the range of subject-specific skills developed in a formal manner.

engage in professional debate on topics and issues relevant to education, teaching and learning;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study, directed work including coursework. They are reinforced and extended in taught sessions by lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment of subject-specific skills will be principally through tutor observation during tutorials, seminars and workshops. Assessed coursework tests the range of subject-specific skills developed in a formal manner.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

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

communicate effectively by written, oral and other means;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

In the teaching methods employed in various modules students will be involved in the processes of communication, co-operation, analysis and task management, enhancing their professional effectiveness. Course work involves the use of transferable skills such as communication, ICT skills, analysis and synthesis.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment of transferable skills will be principally through tutor observation during workshops. Course work assignments will require the use of transferable skills such as communication, ICT skills, analysis and synthesis.

use ICT competently in their study and other appropriate situations and be able to judge where the use of ICT is not appropriate;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

In the teaching methods employed in various modules students will be involved in the processes of communication, co-operation, analysis and task management, enhancing their professional effectiveness. Course work involves the use of transferable skills such as communication, ICT skills, analysis and synthesis.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment of transferable skills will be principally through tutor observation during workshops. Course work assignments will require the use of transferable skills such as communication, ICT skills, analysis and synthesis.

process and synthesise empirical and theoretical data, to create new syntheses and to present and justify a chosen position having drawn on relevant theoretical perspectives;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

In the teaching methods employed in various modules students will be involved in the processes of communication, co-operation, analysis and task management, enhancing their professional effectiveness. Course work involves the use of transferable skills such as communication, ICT skills, analysis and synthesis.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment of transferable skills will be principally through tutor observation during workshops. Course work assignments will require the use of transferable skills such as communication, ICT skills, analysis and synthesis.

improve their own learning and performance, including the development of study skills, information retrieval, and a capacity to plan and manage learning, and to reflect on their own learning;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

In the teaching methods employed in various modules students will be involved in the processes of communication, co-operation, analysis and task management, enhancing their professional effectiveness. Course work involves the use of transferable skills such as communication, ICT skills, analysis and synthesis.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment of transferable skills will be principally through tutor observation during workshops. Course work assignments will require the use of transferable skills such as communication, ICT skills, analysis and synthesis.

analyse and evaluate, and identify problems and solutions.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

In the teaching methods employed in various modules students will be involved in the processes of communication, co-operation, analysis and task management, enhancing their professional effectiveness. Course work involves the use of transferable skills such as communication, ICT skills, analysis and synthesis.

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment of transferable skills will be principally through tutor observation during workshops. Course work assignments will require the use of transferable skills such as communication, ICT skills, analysis and synthesis.

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Research Methods in Education

EDC7024

7

30

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Safeguarding Children and Young People

EDC9074

7

30

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

International Perspectives on Bullying

EDC9075

7

30

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Critical Perspectives on Disadvantage and the Impact on Children and Young People

EDC9090

7

30

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Factors Affecting Literacy Development

EDC9093

7

30

YES

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Informal Assessment of Literacy Difficulties and Models of Intervention

EDC9094

7

30

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Working with Children with Literacy Difficulties

EDC9095

7

30

YES

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Language and Literacy Development in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

EDC9096

7

30

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Educational Testing

EDC9097

7

30

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Assessment, Educational Testing and Examination Access Arrangements

EDC9098

7

60

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Specific Literacy Difficulties, Assessment and Access Arrangements

EDC9099

7

30

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

7

30

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes

Programme Requirements

Within the programme, modules are normally grouped under specific options. In order to obtain a PgDipEd: Physical Education, students must take two Physical Education modules (i.e. two from EDC9085 and EDC9084). They must take further taught modules to make up a total of 120 credit points from the list of modules above.

Candidates who meet the general requirements of the PgDipEd, but who do not satisfy the requirements of a specific option may be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies without specification.

Pre-requisites
EDC9094 pre-req EDC9093
EDC9095 pre-req EDC9093 & EDC9094
EDC9096 pre-req EDC9093, EDC9094 & EDC 9095
EDC7030 pre-req EDC7024