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Secondary Education: Critical Observations

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 4
Module lead
Susan Fawcett
Academic year

Module overview

This module will incorporate critical observation and analysis of diverse aspects of secondary education. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the values and theories of secondary education that underpin current practice. Your time in school might normally include lesson observations, discussions with teachers, meetings with staff, working with individual or small groups of pupils/students in classrooms alongside teachers/tutors, or examination of school policy documents.

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required for this module and must be in place before the start of the second week. PLEASE NOTE: DBS can take up to ten weeks to obtain; failure to meet this requirement will result in you having to choose an alternative module. It is your responsibility to obtain the DBS clearance at your own cost. Please contact the Education Administration and Assessment Team at: regarding application

Critical Observation Modules: Impact of Covid 19

The critical observation modules are due to run in AY21-22 following their suspension due to the Covid pandemic last AY. However, any student who is interested in taking any of the critical observation modules this AY needs to be aware that changes to these modules may be needed, perhaps at the last moment. For example, students on these modules are classified as ‘visitors’ to schools’, and Covid rules and regulations (either government-set or school-set) may mean that such visits are unable to go ahead. Should this situation arise, then the module teams will modify the course to ensure that all assessment reflects any changes that have been made to ensure no student will be disadvantaged as a result of Covid 19 preventing access to schools.