PG6003: School Experience 3


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PG6003: School Experience 3

Module Title School Experience 3
Module Code PG6003
Module Tutor Emma Howell
School School of Education
CAT Points 0
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

This module aims to provide opportunities for students to enhance specific areas of their teaching skills. By reflecting upon progress during PG6001 and 6002and other PG modules, and through discussion with mentors and Link Tutors, students will set targets for PG6003 which will enhance specific areas of their teaching skills; for example, the student may develop their subject strength, explore innovative teaching and learning approaches, gain experience of a different age phase, or focus on a specific area of the Teachers’ Standards. Through this process, students will be able to personalise their learning priorities; PG6003 is aimed at meeting individual needs. Students will undertake a 5-week School Experience placement in a partnership school/setting and will be expected to undertake planned teaching for approximately 75% of the teaching week during at least the final 2 weeks of their placement.

Indicative Syllabus

Through negotiation with the school mentor, the student will seek opportunities to work in a creative, imaginative or innovative way and further develop personal and professional skills related to their individual identified needs. Their learning will be structured through a combination of focused observations and teaching activities. Students are required to evaluate their own teaching skills and the impact they have upon pupil learning. They are required to engage in professional dialogue with colleagues in school, to reflect upon discussions and set challenging targets for their own professional development.

Learning Outcomes

A student completing this unit should be able to:

  1. reflect on, critically analyse and evaluate their own practice and progress and set targets for the NQT year
  2. understand the learning needs of individual children, plan high quality learning opportunities and measure the impact of their teaching on the progress of all learners
  3. apply their knowledge and understanding of curriculum subjects in an innovative and developmental manner implementing a range of higher order teaching and learning strategies to challenge all learners and promote success
  4. effectively communicate with the wider school team and community in order to provide for the individual and diverse learning needs of all children
Learning and Teaching Activities
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, standard written: Practical School Experience 6 week teaching placement
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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