This page is for the academic year 2021-22. The current handbook year is 2022-23
Understanding Secondary Classrooms (Biology)
||Available in 2021/22
||X7K214 Education (Secondary)
Excluded Combination of Modules
- To critically understand a secondary curriculum subject and generic educational issues and their relationship to secondary children and classrooms.
- To critically apply the ideas to classroom practice.
- The course will be structured around intensive study of the following topics focussing on their impact on the Secondary school classroom:
- The professional responsabilities of the teacher;
- The National Curriculum and other educational directives;
- The nature and practice of classroom management;
- Planning for effective teaching and learning;
- The place of language in learning, including for those pupils with English as an additional language;
- Planning for assessment in the Secondary curriculum.
- On completion of the module students will be able to: critically understand a range of secondary curriculum subject-based and generic educational issues and their relationship to secondary children and classrooms;
- critically apply the ideas to classroom practice.
Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to
the learning outcomes of the module
- Lectures, workshops and seminars, including presentations from the students. Normally, a lecture will introduce a particular topic, and will then be followed up in seminar groups, and in schools during regular visits.
Teaching Methods and Learning Hours
||4 per week
||1 per week
||5 per fortnight
|Preparation and Reading
|Component: A Portfolio of Evidence
||Component Weighting: 100%
||Length / duration
|A Portfolio of Evidence
Preliminary feedback on the portfolio and assignment above.
■ Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University