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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

EDUC3807 Students Into Education 2

20 creditsClass Size: 50

Module manager: Dr Lucy Taylor

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) 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

In this module you will deepen your knowledge, develop your skills and gain experience from real-life education settings. You will work alongside teachers or other education professionals under the guidance of tutors from the School or Education. You will explore how education policy is implemented in practice. You will also examine how the management and leadership structures of educational institutions function and how management decisions are made and applied. You will consider social, political and ethical aspects or working in education and deepen your understanding of the relationship between pedagogic theory and practice. You will also extend your experience of workplace observation and of preparing/gathering resources and activities for education.


This module is designed to support students in gaining a deeper understanding of the practice of education. You will look beyond the immediate context of the classroom, and explore the leadership and management structures, how these operate and how they influence the day-to-day work of the education setting in which they are placed. Students will be expected to apply theoretical knowledge gained in previous modules such as EDUC1210, EDUC1211, EDUC1212 and EDUC2106 so that they can fully understand the relationship between theory and practice.

The placement may also provide an appropriate setting for the final year project for students who wish to undertake empirical research.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module, which includes a minimum 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
- That you have developed an understanding of the leadership and management issues in educational settings.
- That you are able to relate ideas and literature covered throughout the programme to the realities of education practice.
- That you understand classroom management and support issues and are able to apply practical and appropriate solutions.
- That you are aware of current political and social contexts for education and you are sensitive to such issues in your planning of resources.
- That you are able to critically analyse and reflect on your experience.


The module will consist of 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. Outside speakers such as school governors and headteachers and SEND coordinators will be invited to provide insight into the different roles within school/education communities.
The seminars will mix theory with practical activities to cover:
- Understanding the educational context
- Leadership and management in education
- Understanding the impact of policy and politics in education
- Social, political and ethical aspects of working in education
- Best reflective practice

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.

Students will prepare an oral presentation and conduct a project exploring an area of strength or excellence in the placement setting.

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
14 x 2 hour Seminars

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
PortfolioDigital portfolio and reflection90.00
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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