Undergraduate Module Descriptor

EDU2016: Learning for Teaching: School Experience

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content and order may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will include the following topics:

  • A programme of lectures and seminars at the university with preparation tasks;
  • School experience;
  • Reflecting on your learning by participation in online discussion groups; and
  • Preparation of documentary evidence, based on the Teachers’ Standards, to demonstrate your engagement with and learning from the taught course and from school experience.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities24Taught lecture and seminar programme (12 x 2 hour sessions)
Guided independent study24Preparation tasks related to content of lectures
Guided independent study6Participation in online reflective discussions following lectures
Guided independent study10Planning and preparation for school placement including making contact with school
Placement/study abroad30School experience: 5 days
Guided independent study10Critical, analytical and reflective case study based on school experience
Guided independent study46Planning and preparation for school experience activities and compilation documentary evidence of learning

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

Web-based and electronic resources: will be available on ELE (http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/)

Other relevant URLs:

University of Exeter PGCE programmes: http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/education/pgce/

Department for Education: http://www.education.gov.uk/

Get into Teaching website: http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching

School Direct: http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/teacher-training-options/school-based-training/school-direct

Teach First graduate recruitment: http://www.teachfirst.org.uk/our-programme

Ofsted inspection reports: http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report