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BSc Education / Course details
Year of entry: 2024
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Course unit details:
Pedagogic Practices in Education
|Available as a free choice unit?
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.
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
Critical reflection and evaluation of two specific pedagogies.
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|Independent study hours
|Lectures and tutorials