Undergraduate Module Descriptor

EDU3014: Learning for Teaching: School Experience

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Aims

This module aims to: provide you with knowledge and understanding of the professional role of the teacher within a school setting; introduce you to legal, professional and theoretical frameworks applicable to working as a teacher in school; enable you to learn from structured analysis and reflection on your experience gained within a school context;  and provide a structure for you to demonstrate learning from your experience in school that will be applicable to future training and employment in the teaching profession. You will be introduced to the Teachers’ Standards that apply to all teachers in England and Wales, including those in initial training, and will be given information and advice about the diverse routes into the teaching profession and how to apply for them. 

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate detailed knowledge and systematic understanding of how teaching and learning is organised in a chosen school setting;
2. demonstrate a critical awareness and systematic understanding of the curriculum delivered in one or two key stages;
3. select and prepare curriculum resources, plan for their effective use in the classroom and evaluate their impact on learning outcomes;
4. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the legal and professional frameworks applicable to working as a teacher in school, including the Teachers’ Standards;
Discipline-Specific Skills5. reflect critically on the professional role of the teacher including knowledge of the statutory requirements related to working with young people (eg safeguarding; health and safety);
6. demonstrate a critical awareness of the learning process and an ability to reflect on and evaluate learning in a school context, based on professional and scholarly literature and analytical reflection on your experience and observations;
Personal and Key Skills7. identify the skills and personal attributes needed to work as a teacher, with reference to the Teachers’ Standards in particular;
8. analyse your own personal skills related to teaching and learning, identifying ways to improve these through personal development planning; and
9. communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions clearly and demonstrate your understanding of teaching and learning in an appropriate format for purpose and audience.