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2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ENGL32110 Students into Schools

20 creditsClass Size: 20

School of English

Module manager: To be confirmed

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

Year running 2018/19

Pre-requisite qualifications

Students will be required to apply for a place on the module online from 23 March 2017.

Students will be notified of the outcome of their application prior to the start of online enrolment.

Satisfactory completion of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (arranged by the Students Into Schools team within Student Opportunity and Enhancement)

Deadline for applications: Monday, 24 April 2017.

This module is mutually exclusive with

HIST2540History Students in Schools
MODL2001Linguists into Schools
MODL2005Linguists into Schools
MODL3800Linguists Into Schools
MUSS2925Music Students into Schools
PHIL2999Phil Stud Into School
THEO2000TRS Students into Schools

This module is not approved as a discovery module


On completion of the module, which includes a minimum 35 hour placement in a school in the region (both observing and assisting with teaching), students should be able to demonstrate:
1. The ability to search and select relevant material and present it at an appropriate level and in an appropriate format for a non-academic audience.
2. That they have developed their understanding of literature/language/theatre through the adaptation of academic resources to classroom teaching.
3. That, as part of their teaching and reflection, they have developed skills in literary, linguistic or theatrical research, presentation and explanation valuable to their academic progress in English studies.
4. That they have knowledge and understanding of current issues relating to the teaching of English studies in secondary education and that they have acquired and developed vocabulary and resources relating to this field.
5. That they can design, record and manage their work in co-operation with an academic supervisor and a member of staff from the outside organisation.
6. That they are capable of preparing, utilising and evaluating methods for the support of teaching English studies in schools.
7. That they have had the opportunity to discuss related pedagogical issues in English studies.
8. That they can work in collaboration with an organisation (school) outside the University on a project relevant to the needs of the school and to academic study for a degree in English studies.
9. That they have had an opportunity to tackle a problem/problems of real concern to the outside organisation which have been solved to a greater or lesser degree by applying their energy, knowledge and skills in a concerted and managed way in the time and with the resources available.
10. That they have an understanding of the role of the student tutor in the classroom.
11. That they are able to critically analyse their own experience of tutoring in the classroom and communicate that analysis successfully.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students will have applied their knowledge and skills in English studies to the classroom. They will have shown that they can achieve what they set out to do. This will involve negotiating, planning, managing their work, reflecting on its merits and shortcomings, assessing results and drawing conclusions. They will write reports, keep a journal or reflective logbook, create and evaluate resources and give a presentation to a supervisor and peers on their work.

On completion of the module students will have developed the following skills: - Ability to use own initiative - Communication skills: teaching, working in a school setting - Creativity: developing and evaluating innovative teaching materials - Networking: working in the placement environment - Negotiating: developing the placement working practices - Problem-solving skills - Reflective learning skills - Resource management: planning, developing and delivering learning materials - Team-working skills - Time management and ability to prioritise own workload


Are you enthusiastic and passionate about the value of learning English Literature, Language and/or Theatre? Are you interested in sharing your enthusiasm while also developing your own academic skills and employability? Do you have good communication skills? If so, you should consider taking Students into Schools. This module provides the opportunity to help students studying English in secondary schools in Leeds and the surrounding area, while developing your own skills as a researcher and communicator within the discipline of English studies. As you progress through the module, you will get the chance to refine skills such as primary source research, textual analysis and oral presentation. You will also improve your ability to communicate complex ideas in English studies to different audiences and age-groups. Students on the module get full training and support from the School of English and the Students into Schools team. The module will provide valuable work experience for students and may be of particular interest to students considering a career in teaching.

Students will work independently on their reflective learning log, lesson plans, and placement. Guidance and support will be available from the Module Leader and in workshops and classes.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours20.00
Private study hours112.00
Total Contact hours68.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Students will work independently on their reflective learning log, lesson plans, and placement. Guidance and support will be available from the Module Leader and in workshops and classes.

Teaching is by a combination of tutorials, supervisions, workshops and classroom experience.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Meetings with a supervisor who will discuss and monitor progress with a student
- Workshops
- Classroom observations
- Reflective learning log
- Support from the organisation (outside the School of English) hosting the placement

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Reflective logA Reflective Learning Log summary statement of 1,500 words, supported by extracts from the learning log30.00
Written WorkA portfolio containing teaching materials/resources with a 2000-word rationale50.00
Oral PresentationA 15-minute verbal presentation (including a 5-minute Q&A) in semester 2. Submission of a hard copy (text and other materials) will be required via the VLE20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

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

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 30/04/2018


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