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EDUC6364 Being the Teacher

Module Overview

This is the last period of Teaching Practice, in a school or college setting. Trainees undertake a variety of practice including planning, teaching and assessing. The module is practical in nature and takes place in schools and/or colleges.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to: Expand and focus on planning good or better lessons and Schemes of Work and longer term planning; make appropriate, useful and creative resources that progress the learning of pupils; use taught techniques, such as behaviour management techniques etc effectively in your own teaching so that pupil progress is clearly evident in lesson; reflect on your own practice and use these reflections to modify and improve your own teaching.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Plan good or better lessons and Schemes of Work and longer term planning
  • Make appropriate, useful and creative resources that progress the learning of pupils.
  • Use taught techniques, such as behaviour management techniques etc. effectively in your own teaching so that pupil progress is clearly evident in lessons
  • Reflect on your own practice and use these reflections to modify and improve your own teaching
  • React to advice from Mentors and show this in your future practice through improving lesson observation grades
  • Mark and assess pupil work in accordance with school and National schemes.
  • Feed back to a wide audience – pupils, parents, colleagues, national data sets etc
  • Meet the QTS Standards for QTS status and achiving a good or better rating

Syllabus

Teaching Practice in a placement school: Planning; preparing resources; teaching; assessing; marking; attending meetings; analysing and evaluating practice

Special Features

Teaching Experience in a practical setting – the classroom. Trainees will be assessed through observations of their Teaching by Mentors in School and by University Tutors. They may be observed by External Examiners or by regulatory bodies, such as Ofsted. Lessons will be graded and these will be recorded in course documentation. Teaching Files will be kept by the trainee to record progress. These files will be assessed by University Tutors at regular intervals.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Trainees will teach pupils in a classroom situation. They will plan, prepare, build resources, teach lessons, mark and assess work, reflect on their practice and react to observations from Mentors and Tutors etc. All the Trainees will receive regular feedback from a named Mentor, with weekly targets set to improve practice. The Teaching and Learning methods will be personalised to support each Trainee’s individual needs and requirements. Trainees will work alone (with qualified teacher supervision) in the classroom and are expected to be in school for a minimum of 35 hours per week. Additional time will be required to be spent outside of the classroom for planning and preparation purposes etc.

TypeHours
Independent Study150
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

As required for each individual lesson taught. 

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

Trainees on the Primary and Secondary phases must achieve the Teachers' Standards at good or better to meet the requirements to be awarded QTS. FE Trainees must meet the appropriate standards for QTLS.

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Teaching practice 100%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Teaching practice 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal

Linked modules

Pre-requisite: EDUC6365 One of the pre-requisites for EDUC2053

Costs

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 may include travel costs to and from placement as well as costs of materials associated with general teaching, such as stationary and the wearing of appropriate and professional attire. Trainees will not incur costs over and above that expected by qualified teachers employed by that school.

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.

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