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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

EDUC2105 Students into Education 1

20 creditsClass Size: 50

Module manager: Dr Lucy Taylor

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

A satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (or, for candidates from overseas, the equivalent level of clearance).

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module will enable to you develop an understanding of schools or related education environment from the perspective of staff to provide an ideal preparation for a career in education.Students into Education gives you the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills built up in level 1 and level 2 modules to real life situations in an educational establishment. You will spend 40 hours over 2 semesters on a work placement supported by seminars which allow you to explore issues and ideas from your placement. Working alongside established teachers and education professionals you will have the opportunity to create and review educational resources. A focus on the pedagogy of education will support your understanding of what happens in educational environments. You will receive support and guidance from the School of Education through taught practical seminars and your module tutor. You will be supported throughout the module to create and develop your own materials to use on your placement and you will focus on the theoretical and pedagogical underpinnings of your experience. A key aspect of this module is your journey as a reflective educational practitioner; you will be encouraged to record and reflect on your experiences and you will use these reflections to develop your skills of working with and for young people. Working within education is a challenging and ever-changing environment; this module will equip you with a range of experiences to reflect on in the rest of your degree programme and a variety of tools to take into your further training.


On completion of this module students will have applied their knowledge and skills in education studies in the classroom. They will have been able to develop their understanding of theoretical issues by applying them in a practical and real life situation. Through working with a range of professionals students will have developed their own professional persona and used their experiences to be a reflective and responsive practitioner.

As many students on this module will be seriously considering careers in teaching, this module will allow students to experience school (or other education-related) environments from the perspective of staff and to understand how such communities operate. The students will gain insight into the relationships between adults and students in education settings and observe at first hand the opportunities and challenges facing teachers and other education professionals.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module, which includes a 40 hour placement in a school or other educational organisation in the region (both observing and assisting with planning and delivery of teaching or services), you will be able to demonstrate:

- That you have completed the required placement hours
- The ability to search for, select and use relevant resources in classroom and other educational settings.
- That you have developed an understanding of educational pedagogy and you can apply this in planning teaching and learning activities.
- That you have applied knowledge of how children learn to the preparation of educational materials.
- That you can apply your understanding of inclusion and diversity within classrooms or educational organisations.
- That you are able to critically analyse and reflect on your experience.


The module will consist of a 40 hour placement in an educational institution and a series of group seminars which will support students in their placements. A focus will be placed on the student’s ability to reflect on and review their own practice and they will be encouraged to openly discuss and debate their own assumptions, challenges, successes, learning and progress.
The seminars will mix theory with practical activities to cover:
- Educational practice and pedagogy
- Developing teaching and learning materials
- Understanding and applying educational policy and procedures
- Understanding child protection, welfare and best practice
- Establishing professional relationships with children, parents and other professionals
- Best reflective practice
- Problem solving through reflection and group work

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours134.00
Total Contact hours66.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Students will spend their private study time preparing learning materials for their placement, preparing and reading for seminars, and writing an ongoing reflective log.

There will be a placement visit totalling 3 hours per student and 4 x 15 minute individual tutorials per student.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Meetings with a supervisor who will discuss and monitor progress with a student through seminars and reflective learning logs. Additional support for students will be available from the organisation (outside the School of Education) hosting the placement.
1 x 4000 words - Reflective learning log equivalent.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Reflective logLearning Log equivalent to 4,000 words90.00
Placement AssessmentAttendance and professional conduct on placement10.00
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: 13/09/2021


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