Module Information

Module Identifier
ED39620
Module Title
Specialist Subject Learning and Development Level 6
Academic Year
2017/2018
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
Co-Requisite
Pre-Requisite
External Examiners
  • Dr Alan R Dowler (Director - Learning and Development Unit - Cardiff University)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Assignment 1 - Report  1500 word report (Current Developments in content and pedagogy within subject area)  30%
Semester Assessment Assignment 2 - Observation  1000 word observation and reflection of a Subject Specialist Teacher  20%
Semester Assessment Assignment 3 - Evaluation  2500 word self-evaluation of current teaching skills, leading into an action-research proposal to innovate or critically enhance teaching within the subject area.  50%
Supplementary Assessment Assignment 1 - Report  All failed elements of the assessments must be re-taken if the student’s average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40%. This will require the re-submission of the set assignments, having addressed issues raised in the feedback process.  30%
Supplementary Assessment Assignment 2 - Observation  All failed elements of the assessments must be re-taken if the student’s average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40%. This will require the re-submission of the set assignments, having addressed issues raised in the feedback process.  20%
Supplementary Assessment Assignment 3 - Evaluation  All failed elements of the assessments must be re-taken if the student’s average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40%. This will require the re-submission of the set assignments, having addressed issues raised in the feedback process.  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Explain, illustrate and appraise the content and skills requirements of their own subject from internal and external specifications and requirements.

Apply the subject requirements to their own context critically evaluating relevant strategies and methods.

Analyse and justify strategies and methods to ensure effective professional practice within and beyond the teaching environment.

Brief description

Within this module you will be given the opportunity to consider, in detail, the curricular and skills requirements within your subject area, in addition to policy and research guidance which contributes to the knowledge base in the field. By considering the pedagogical content knowledge, the professional values and standards, and the external qualification specifications and requirements, you will be given the opportunity to evaluate your own knowledge and skills and to develop ideas to enhance and improve your own practice. The importance of collaboration and partnerships will be emphasised and you will reflect upon the skills and experiences of colleagues within the same subject area. Consideration will be given to quality enhancement and development within the subject, as well as attention given to the opportunities and potential of sharing best practice across curricular boundaries.

Content

Each unit will comprise of two hours combination of lectures and seminars.
Unit 1 - Understanding and evaluating curricular subject content
Unit 2 - Working with external qualification specifications
Unit 3 - Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Unit 4 - Subject specific, basic and key skills development
Unit 5 – Subject specific professional values and standards
Unit 6 - Best Practice in Subject area
Unit 7 - Resource evaluation and development
Unit 8 - Quality enhancement and development in subject area.
Unit 9 - Innovation and creativity and cross-curricular working
Unit 10 - Developing Professional networks

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Statistical reports may be considered and data to support arguments may be analysed.
Communication This will be developed both in seminar discussions and in preparation for the assessments.
Improving own Learning and Performance This will be a core skill developed within the module, with a clear emphasis on self-evaluation, where the students will be expected to consider impact on their own practice.
Information Technology All assignments will be word processes and students will be required to utilize IT resources in the research of their assignments.
Personal Development and Career planning This will be an integral skill developed within this module and will be a core part of one of the assessments.
Problem solving Students will consider how to address specific issues within their own contexts and practice, and develop the skills to address this in the future.
Research skills This will be developed throughout the module but particularly in regards to the research necessary in the assessments.
Subject Specific Skills Students will develop skills in regards to teaching, evaluating, and developing professional practice through research and collaboration.
Team work This will be a core skill developed within the module, with a clear emphasis on self-evaluation, where the students will be expected to consider impact on their own practice.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 6