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2010/11 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SOEE3520 Geology into Schools

10 creditsClass Size: 25

Module manager: Phil Murphy

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2010/11

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS2025Enterprise into Schools

Module replaces


This module is not approved as an Elective


1. demonstrate an understanding of the academic standards embedded in geology syllabuses in Secondary Education;
2. apply the understanding from (1) to the processes of learning and teaching in the Secondary School environment;
3. design and deliver a geological project to secondary school pupils appropriate to the specifications of the school syllabus;
4. demonstrate the ability to work in collaboration with teaching staff in secondary education;
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 geological background creatively to teaching secondary school pupils. The benefits to the students are first hand experience of the secondary 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 sciences. Benefits to the school include help with teaching, development and enrichment of curricula.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Teaching/Classroom Assisting120.0020.00
Private study hours62.00
Total Contact hours38.00
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 typeNotes% of formal assessment
Reflective logReflective log book85.00
In-course AssessmentEvaluation by teachers and academic staff15.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/03/2011


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