2016/17 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
SOEE3521 Earth and Environmental Sciences into Schools
10 creditsClass Size: 38
Module manager: Dr Philip Murphy
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable
Year running 2016/17
This module is mutually exclusive with
|LUBS2025||Enterprise into Schools|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Objectives1. demonstrate an understanding of the academic standards embedded in syllabi in Secondary Education;
2. apply the understanding from (1) to the processes of learning and teaching in the School environment;
3. design and deliver a geological or environmental project to school pupils appropriate to the specifications of the school syllabus;
4. demonstrate the ability to work in collaboration with teaching staff;
5. critically reflect on the effectiveness of teaching methods employed;
6. evaluate a project in terms of the pupil response.
This module provides an opportunity for level 3 students to apply their background creatively to teaching school pupils. The benefits to the students are first hand experience of the school environment including experience of curricula, delivery techniques and collaboration with experienced teaching staff.
The module facilitates original and enthusiastic approaches to delivery coupled with the opportunity to raise the profile of the earth and environmental sciences. Benefits to the school include help with teaching, development and enrichment of curricula.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||62.00|
|Total Contact hours||38.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private study- Preparation for teaching: 30 hours;
- Preparation of personal log: 32 hours.
Opportunities for Formative Feedback- Regular meetings, (4 x 1 hour) with teaching mentor in School;
- Regular meetings, (4 x 1 hour) with academic mentor at university.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Reflective log||Reflective log book||85.00|
|In-course Assessment||Evaluation by teachers and academic staff||15.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 17/08/2016
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