Core Module Information
Module title: Learning & Teaching 1

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: TED11102
Module leader: Colin McGill
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Teacher Education

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Learning and Teaching 1 is designed to explore the professional values, personal commitment, complex pedagogical approaches and subject knowledge required in curricular specialisms. There will be a focus on the Senior Phase of secondary school to allow you to develop your confidence in working with pupils who are working towards external qualifications. You will develop your skills in planning and delivering lessons, or portions of lessons, that are relevant, challenging and engaging.This module will help you better understand the complex environment in which you will be working and develop your professional skills and abilities. The content will dovetail with that in the Contexts of Learning module, to help you understand how theory and policy inform practice. CurriculumYou will develop your knowledge, understanding, skills and abilities in relation to the curriculum, pedagogy and assessment of your curricular area within the secondary curriculum, with a specific focus on the Senior Phase (S4-6). This is the phase where young people undertake National Qualifications. You will develop your understanding of the different curricula available to students within your subject area, and the standards expected by awarding bodies. Literacy, and Numeracy, and Health & Wellbeing across the Curriculum are key features in all of these activities as you not just model the language and numeracy skills but seek opportunities for innovative and supportive practice to develop these aspects of the curriculum that are the responsibility of all teachers. PedagogyYou will understand the methods and underlying theories for effective teaching and learning and learn how to plan lessons appropriately in order to meet the needs of all learners across different contexts. In developing professional skills and abilities there will be many opportunities offered to develop your skills in the delivery of portions of lessons. In the sciences, laboratory skills, including health & safety, will be a key feature. Lesson planning and all of its complexities is a key skill to be developed and will be introduced early in this module. This will also allow you to explore your curricular specific knowledge, develop your pedagogical content knowledge and use inclusive pedagogies. It will also allow you to demonstrate a new understanding of assessment. Concept development as pupils progress through your subject area will also be explored. Practical behaviour management approaches will be explored and you will be given the opportunity to put these approaches into practice in simulated classroom environments. AssessmentThe assessment for this module allows you to demonstrate your learning of how to plan research-informed inclusive lessons for your subject area, demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the content and structure of your subject area, and justify your choices of learning activities within lessons Professional qualities and capabilitiesThe module will enable you to engage in professional dialogue with peers and university staff and to work collaboratively. We will also explore professional values and what they mean to your developing role as a teacher. Throughout the module, you will be expected to model appropriate levels of literacy and numeracy in learning activities and to reflect on the impact of your personal communication on others.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Demonstrate the attributes of Being a Teacher in Scotland aligned to the Standards for Provisional Registration of the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

LO2: Demonstrate knowledge & understanding of the curricular content of your subject in the secondary school curriculum.

LO3: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the curriculum structure of your subject in the secondary school curriculum.

LO4: Demonstrate a developing critical understanding of inclusive teaching and assessment strategies and resources for your subject area of the secondary curriculum.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Colin McGill
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 16
Face To Face Seminar 24
Online Guided independent study 30
Independent Learning Guided independent study 98
Independent Learning External visits 16
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 16
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 60 1, 2, 3, 4 14/15 , WORDS= 2000
Reflective Log 40 5 14/15 , WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
TED11102 Learning and Teaching 1
PGDE Physics
PGDE Maths