ED3PTSS-Shared Teaching (Secondary)

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:
Current from: 2021/2

Module Convenor: Mr William Bailey-Watson
Email: w.baileywatson@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

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 develop the knowledge, skills, attributes and understanding to become a qualified teacher.


  • 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, small groups and the whole class

Assessable learning outcomes:

  • To demonstrate and provide evidence of making appropriate progress towards ITE curriculum as illustrated by the ED3 PTSS formative assessment points, and to be judged as not failing professional and personal conduct.

  • 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 tra inee 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 debates about a range of issues relating to teaching and the ability to engage with these debates professionally.

  • The ability of students to take responsibility for their own development as teachers through reflective practice.

  • To work towards demonstrating proficiency in the Fundamental Skills of literacy and numeracy.

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 wellbeing, 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 training sessions. Trainees will be supported in school by a mentor, an Initial Teacher Training Co-ordinator (ITTCo) and supported in school by a university tutor.

University teaching: policy context for education; research context in relation to teaching, learning and ch ildhood 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 be provided with a minimum of 40 days of placement in school supported by their university tutor.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Seminars 114
Guided independent study: 286
Total hours by term 400
Total hours for module 400

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Practical skills assessment 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Trainees’ attainment will be based on a range of evidence from their in-school practice.

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 at the end of the programme.

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:

Trainees are required to meet the assessable learning outcomes in order to pass the module and to proceed to Module ED3PTG S as judged by the mentor/ITTCO/subject leader or tutor.  Those students identified as making insufficient progress at an interim assessment board will be visited by an internal moderator or programme director who will be asked to confirm whether they should be able to progress. 

Reassessment arrangements:

Trainees who fail this module will have one opportunity to resit and this will normally 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: None

2) Specialist equipment or materials: None

3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear: None

4) Printing and binding: None

5) Computers and devices with a particular specification: None

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

Additional optional costs for PE coaching courses.

Last updated: 23 August 2021


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