ES5011: Exploring Working in Education

ES5011: Exploring Working in Education

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

Module Title Exploring Working in Education
Module Code ES5011
Module Tutor Shaun Stammers
School School of Education and Humanities
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description

The module provides an opportunity for students to undertake a work placement within an educational context and to utilise the process of skills auditing, target setting and reflective practice.

It will encourage students to further prepare for future employment and to develop their plan to help them meet their goals

It will consider what to expect within a professional working environment and what might be expected in terms of professional behaviour and standards

Indicative Syllabus

Skills auditing, target setting, reflective practice and monitoring of targets

Job seeking, CVs, application letters, interview skills

Learning agreements

Relating theory to practice

Data protection, safeguarding, confidentiality and ethics

Mentors and being mentored

Management of self and being managed

Roles and structures within a team


Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to


1  demonstrate an ability to conduct reflective practice and show how it links to professional development and personal philosophy of education


2  demonstrate an ability to produce a learning agreement and to set and monitor SMART targets


3  demonstrate an ability to secure and complete a work placement successfully with appropriate professional behaviour


4  demonstrate an understanding of the role of a mentor and the ability to work with them to set roles, responsibilities and targets and to monitor performance


5  demonstrate an ability to relate theory to practice within the placement context and to analyse and contextualise placement activity


6  demonstrate an understanding of roles and structures within a team and an ability to manage oneself

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 24
Independent Learning Hours: 36
Scheduled Hours on Placement: 90
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 60% Portfolio: 1500 words.
002: 40% Portfolio: 1800 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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