ED3GPT-Guided Practical Teaching

Module Provider: Institute of Education
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn term module
Pre-requisites: ED2SPT Shared Practical Teaching
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2021/2

Module Convenor: Prof Suzanne Graham
Email: s.j.graham@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This is the second of 3 school experience modules. It provides trainees with experiences of teaching and learning in a school placement that extends and consolidates their learning in the previous module in order to enable them to demonstrate the Teachers’ Standards and develop their understanding.


To enable trainees to gain experience of the attributes, knowledge, understanding and skills required of teachers in order that they are able to demonstrate that they are meeting the teachers’ standards.

Assessable learning outcomes:

• To demonstrate and provide evidence of having achieved some of the Teachers’ standards and having made progress towards others.

• 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, undertaking 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 approa ches 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 20 days on placement in school supported by a visit by their university tutor

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 7
Seminars 6
Placement 147
Guided independent study: 40
Total hours by term 200
Total hours for module

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Practical skills assessment 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

The summative assessment is 100% practical assessment of teaching on school placement.

Formative assessment methods:

Trainees will keep a school experience file and a Portfolio of evidence to help them document having achieved the Teachers’ standards. Trainee’s practice will be assessed by their tutors (university and school) with reference to the Teachers’ standards.

Penalties for late submission:

The Support Centres will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that 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.

Assessment requirements for a pass:

This module must be completed in order to pass the module. Trainees are required to make satisfactory progress towards achieving the Standards for QTS in order to pass the module and to proceed to Module ED3IPT.

Reassessment arrangements:

Trainees who fail this module will have 1 opportunity to resit; this will normally take place immediately. If the placement normally associated with ED3IPT must be extended as a consequence, this will take place during the autumn term immediately following the end of the programme.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

1) Required text books: 

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: 

Last updated: 25 October 2021


Things to do now