ES4011: An Introduction to Working in Education

ES4011: An Introduction to Working in Education

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

Module Title An Introduction to Working in Education
Module Code ES4011
Module Tutor Shaun Stammers
School School of Education and Humanities
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 4
Brief Description

The module provides an opportunity for students to explore job and career options within an educational context and to begin the process of skills auditing, target setting and reflective practice.

It will encourage students to start preparing for future employment and to produce a plan to help them meet their goals and encourage them to participate in voluntary group/community activity.

Indicative Syllabus

Visits to educational contexts

Guest speakers from educational contexts

Skills auditing

Target setting

Job seeking

CVs and application letters

Interview skills

Reflective practice

Relating theory to practice

Introduction to data protection, safeguarding, confidentiality and ethics

Ways to enhance a CV eg through voluntary activity

Consideration of personal goals and underlying values

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to


1  demonstrate an awareness of various job and career options within educational contexts and the skills, knowledge, qualifications and experience and attitudes needed to work in each


2  demonstrate an understanding of reflective practice and how it links to professional development and a personal philosophy of education


3  demonstrate an ability to conduct a personal skills' audit, set targets and identify critical incidences for reflective purposes


4  demonstrate an understanding of the job seeking process and an ability to produce an effective CV and letter of application and conduct an interview


5  demonstrate an understanding of appropriate behaviour within a professional and educational context with an awareness of the need for data protection, ethical, equitable and sustainable practice


6  demonstrate an ability to relate theory to practice within an educational context

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Portfolio: 2500 words
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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