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BSc Education / Course details
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
Pedagogic Practices in Education
|Unit level||Level 2|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Available as a free choice unit?||Yes|
The course will cover the following areas:
- Learning theories from psychological and sociological perspectives
- The practical application of these theories of learning as pedagogies in classroom contexts
- Historical and contemporary education policies that have informed pedagogic practices nationally and internationally
- A critical evaluation of how pedagogies shape learning and educational outcomes for learners from diverse backgrounds
This unit aims to:
- Explore, with students, key psychological and socio-cultural theories of how learners learn at different stages of primary (elementary) and secondary education.
- Examine how these theories are reflected practically in pedagogic approaches in classrooms in England and other educational contexts around the world
- Understand how political, cultural and socio-historical contexts shape pedagogic approaches
- Develop skills to apply different pedagogic approaches into their own practice
- Critically evaluate how different pedagogies impact on learning for students from diverse backgrounds.
Knowledge and understanding
- Demonstrate an understanding of theory and literature sources related to different learning theories and their corresponding pedagogic practices
- Provide balanced arguments to evaluate different pedagogies based on theoretical and practical understanding.
- Demonstrate an enhanced appreciation of pedagogic approaches from different perspectives ( e.g. students/teachers/schools )
- Critically reflect on how political, cultural and socio-historical contexts shape pedagogic approaches
- Demonstrate their ability to critically apply key ideas associated with learning theories and their corresponding pedagogies
- Critically evaluate different pedagogies to include an understanding of different perspectives ( e.g. students/teachers/schools )within the learning process
- Reflect on pedagogic approaches in a variety of contexts and in relation to inclusive practices to meet the needs of learners from diverse backgrounds
- Evidence planning, execution and evaluation of a short sequence of learning using different pedagogic approaches
- Contribute effectively to discussions about pedagogic approaches
- construct an effective presentation
Transferable skills and personal qualities
- Access and utilise appropriate digital resources to obtain relevant information.
- work collaboratively to plan and evaluate different pedagogic approaches
- Independent working skills
Teaching and learning methods
The course will blend tutor-led input in seminars with group work which is largely student-led. Group work, including presentations, will provide opportunities to explore and evaluate, as critical peers, the practical application of the theoretical principles examined in the sessions.
|Assessment task||Word length||Weighting|
Individual presentation (e.g. PPT, Vlog, Blog or Poster) of a short sequence of teaching, planned and resourced to reflect one or more specific pedagogies in practice.
|1000 or equivalent||25%|
Critical reflection and evaluation of two specific pedagogies.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Independent study hours|
|Louisa Dawes||Unit coordinator|
|Lectures and tutorials||30|