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ID4002   Communication and Teaching in Arts and Humanities

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

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.

Relationship to other modules

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.

Scheduled learning hours: 28

Guided independent study hours: 122

Assessment pattern

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.

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 30%
Coursework: 70%

Re-assessment: No Re-assessment available

Personnel

Module teaching staff: Dr E Stoddart