EDUC3035 Assignment 3 PGCE Primary
The purpose of this module is for the student to focus upon an issue that is of relevance to their continuing professional development and which is applicable to the preparation of student teachers. The outcomes of the module are for the student to: Make an oral presentation of their investigation supported by a summary report
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to: Understand one ‘whole School’ issue in depth and detail. Conduct research in a school setting. Use appropriate research methodologies to conduct research. Produce an oral presentation that could be developed for presentation at conference. Advise others on this issue within a school setting. Present on this issue to other trainees within the programme.
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- One ‘whole School’ issue in depth and detail.
- Conducting research in a school setting.
- Using appropriate research methodologies to conduct research.
- Producing an oral presentation that could be developed for presentation at conference.
- Advising others on this issue within a school setting.
- Presenting on this issue to other trainees within the programme.
The syllabus content will be determined by the Assignment 3 topic which the student is following and the particular aspect that the student identifies for their assessment. Generic content will be aimed at increasing students’ knowledge and understanding of their topic and attention to research methods.
This module is only available to students enrolled on an ITT PGCE programme.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching is usually by a range of lectures, small group seminars and individual tutorials. Trainees are expected to spend time (approximately 130 hours) researching this assignment as individuals. Guest speakers will be used where appropriate
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Doing your research project.
A teacher’s guide to classroom research.
Doing your PGCE at master’s level.
Research Methods in Education.
Teachers as researchers.
A summatively assessed oral presentation supported by a short written research plan. This module is not subject to anonymous marking, as it involves an oral presentation and therefore the individual is identifiable. This is the referall module for EDUC6404, for students who did not meet the standard for postgraduate level, and trainees must therefore achieve 40%. There is no opportunity to refer in this module, as this is the referral module for EDUC6404.
|Oral presentation (15 minutes)||100%|
Repeat type: Internal & External
Costs associated with this module
Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.
In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:
Books and Stationery equipment
Costs for this module are noted under the Teaching Modules for ITE programmes. Trainees are expected to read approximately 10 texts for this assignment, but these can be borrowed cost-free from libraries / schools / Tutors etc. (books)
Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.