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ID4002 Communication and Teaching in Arts and Humanities

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions:Available only to students in the Schools of Classics, Divinity, English, Geography & Geosciences, History, International Relations, Modern Languages or Departments of Philosophy.
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

This module provides final year students within the Faculties of Arts and Divinity with the opportunity to gain first hand experience of education through a mentoring scheme with teachers in local schools. This module will enable students to gain substantial experience of working in a challenging and unpredictable working environment, and to gain a broad understanding of many of the key aspects of teaching in schools.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for Classics, Divinity, English, Geography, History, International Relations, Modern Languages, Philosophy or Social Anthropology.

UG Co-requisite(s):If taken within Classics, Divinity, English, History, International Relations or Philosophy, a further 15-credit subject-specific module may be required.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:The module commences with an Induction Event at the University (3 hours). Students spend a minimum of 20 hours during the semester at their placement. 3 x 1-hour tutorials are held at the University during the semester. The module concludes with an oral presentation session.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 28
  • Guided independent study: 122

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 30%
  • Coursework: 70%
UG As used by St Andrews:Coursework = 100% comprising: Written project proposal (10%) + written report (35%) = 45% Oral presentation (at University, assessed by module lecturers) = 30% A further 25% of Coursework is in the form of a report by their placement-mentor on the student’s practical performance in the classroom on placement.
UG Re-assessment:No Re-assessment available


Module coordinator:Dr E Stoddart
Module teaching staff:Dr E Stoddart