ED3PTS-Shared Teaching

Module Provider: Institute of Education
Number of credits: 40 [20 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Mrs Sarah Marston

Email: s.m.marston@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
This is the first of 3 school experience modules. It provides trainees with an introduction to and early experiences of teaching and learning in order to enable them to begin to demonstrate some of the Teachers’ Standards.

•To gain insight and understanding of the requirements for good teaching
•To introduce, at an appropriate level, the professional attributes, professional knowledge and understanding, and professional skills required of teachers
•To gain initial experience of working with individual and groups of pupils

Assessable learning outcomes:
•To begin to demonstrate and provide evidence of having achieved some of the Teachers’ Standards
•Demonstrating through their teaching a systematic understanding of teaching and learning
•An ability to deploy established approaches to teaching and learning
•Conceptual understanding that both informs the student’s own teaching (including planning and problem-solving) and informs their analysis and evaluation of classroom practice (theirs and that of other teachers).
•An appreciation of the uncertainty and ambiguity that attaches to knowledge in and about teaching, and of the ability to respond with professionalism.
•The ability of students to take responsibility for their own development as teachers through reflective practice.

Additional outcomes:

Outline content:
Relationships with children and young people, frameworks, personal professional development, teaching and learning, assessment and monitoring, subjects and the curriculum, literacy numeracy and ICT, achievement and diversity, health and well being, planning, teaching, assessing, monitoring, giving feedback, reviewing teaching and learning, learning environment, team working and collaboration.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
School experience: observation, teaching individuals, small groups and whole classes, participating in whole school life, observing teachers’ pastoral responsibilities, mentoring, school based professional studies sessions. Trainees will be supported in school by a mentor, an ITTCo and visited by a university tutor.

University teaching: policy context for education; research context in relation to teaching, learning and childhood development; developing approaches to reflective practice; understanding the Teachers’ Standards; strategies for learning in the school environment.

In addition to the taught hours shown below, students will spend 48 days on placement in school supported by a visit by their university tutor

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Seminars 114
Total hours by term 114.00
Total hours for module 114.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Practical skills assessment 100

Other information on summative assessment:
Trainees’ practice will be assessed by their tutors (university and school) against the Teachers’ Standards.

Formative assessment methods:
Trainees will keep a school experience file and a Portfolio of evidence to help them document their progress towards achieving the Teachers’ Standards.

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:

    Requirements for a pass:
    Trainees are required to make satisfactory progress showing potential towards achieving the Standards for QTS in order to pass the module and to proceed to Module ED3PTG.

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Trainees who fail this module will have one opportunity to resit but this will result in the need to suspend further studies until the autumn term of the following academic year.

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
    1) Required text books: Our aim in training excellent teachers is to ground practice in understanding as the basis for lifelong career development. In order to provide a research-based foundation for all aspects of the programme, we have adopted the following books as common texts:

    Andrew Pollard, (2014). Reflective teaching in schools (4th ed.). London: Bloomsbury. ISBN: 1441191704 Price: £24.99

    Andrew Pollard (Ed.), (2014). Readings for reflective teaching in schools (2nd ed.). London: Bloomsbury. ISBN: 1472509749 Price: £24.99

    Reflective teaching in schools and its companion volume of source readings will form a background to all aspects of the training. In particular, the framework for teacher expertise (pages 448-9) will be used to map all aspects of the programme – at the University and in Schools – in order to ensure coherence. This framework is available online at: http://reflectiveteaching.co.uk/deepening-expertise/conceptual-framework/. Available at the library to download.

    2) Specialist equipment or materials:
    3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
    4) Printing and binding:
    5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
    6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence: Student cover cost of transport to and from the placement school for three placement blocks.
    English – optional trips to the Globe Theatre
    History - £65 membership for 2 years of the Historical Association
    Design and Technology Students are required to pay for a Health And Safety Certificate at £25

    Last updated: 21 December 2016

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