PG6001: School Experience 1


Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

PG6001: School Experience 1

Module Title School Experience 1
Module Code PG6001
Module Tutor Jane Moore
School School of Education
CAT Points 0
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

The module aims to develop and extend the students’ teaching skills;

drawing from their learning in other PGP modules students will undertake an 8-9 week placement in a partnership school/setting where

they will be expected to undertake planned teaching activities with

groups and the whole class for approximately 60% of the teaching week during the last stage of the placement.

Indicative Syllabus

The learning is structured through a combination of structured

observations and teaching activities with individuals, small groups and whole class in order to identify effective teaching, classroom organisation and management.  Students also undertake prescribed school-based tasks in English, Maths, Science and ICT. They will be encouraged to make links between theory and practice by reflecting on their observations and experience in the classroom. They will be expected to take responsibility for their own professional development by acting upon feedback and advice.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to progress towards meeting the Teachers’ Standards 2012 through reflecting on and evaluating their practice and progress. They should demonstrate developing professional skills and understanding by:

1. extending their professional knowledge and understanding of the continuum of learning from Early Years Foundation Stage to Key Stage 3 as guided by the statutory legislation and other relevant initiatives related to the primary curriculum in England in order to promote learning through assessing, planning, implementing, resourcing, managing and evaluating effectively in the workplace

2. linking current theory and practice of the processes of curriculum planning and implementation through observation and participation in a real context over a period of time – planning a range of individual lessons and sequences of lessons which increasingly demonstrate continuity and progression and which support and promote the progress of all learners. They will be beginning to identify and address individual learning needs, and to support children to overcome misconceptions and barriers to learning within normal parameters

3. communicating effectively and showing commitment to working collaboratively as a member of a team

4. demonstrating the positive values, attitudes and behaviour which they expect from the learners and challenge any stereotypical views they may have by using positive approaches to managing classroom behaviour and knowing how and when to adapt them

5. increasingly adopting the role of the class teacher in the placement school; demonstrating an awareness of relevant policies, practice and legislation relevant to their setting and including undertaking school duties, extra curricular activities, parents meetings, as appropriate

6. promoting children’s holistic development and their well-being both in the workplace and beyond to ensure the success of all learners

Learning and Teaching Activities
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, standard written: Practical School Experience
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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