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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

EDUC3807 Students Into Education

20 creditsClass Size: 65

Module manager: Dr Lucy Taylor

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

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 complete a 40 hour placement in an education setting, and will learn about how the theory and research covered in seminars relates to practice in different settings. You will consider social, political and ethical aspects of working in education and explore the impact of the type of setting on the way teaching and learning happens. You will find your own placement, which will give you the flexibility to work in a setting that is most relevant for your interests and career aspirations. You will also extend your experience of workplace observation and of preparing/gathering resources and activities for education.


In this module students undertake a placement in an education setting, which may be formal or informal, depending on their interests. It is anticipated that placements will be in nurseries, primary schools, SILCs or in a wider education service such as Leeds Museums and Galleries. On placement students will support colleagues, observe practice, and take responsibility for some small-group activities. The module seminars develop student thinking about teaching and learning in different settings, using contemporary learning theories to reflect on their observations and experiences. Students will broaden their understanding of inclusion and accessibility and be able to design/support inclusive learning activities.

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:

1. That you have completed the required placement hours

2. That you are able to relate ideas and literature covered throughout the module to the realities of education practice.

3. That you understand classroom management and support issues and are able to apply practical and appropriate solutions.

4. That you understand and can plan for issues relating to inclusion in education settings.

5. That you are aware of current political and social contexts for education and you are sensitive to such issues in your planning of resources.

6. 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. A thematic approach will be taken, to cover issues that relate to education in a wide range of settings.

The seminars will mix theory with practical activities to cover:

Understanding the educational context

Teacher-learner relationships

The impact of place and space on learning and teaching

Multimodality in teaching and learning

Resources, accessibility and inclusion

Best reflective practice

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours137.50
Total Contact hours62.50
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.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

In the second half of the module students will work together to get peer support and feedback whilst developing their portfolios. Students will each receive an individual tutorial with a tutor to discuss draft work in their portfolio.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
PortfolioDigital portfolio and reflection100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Students will develop a digital portfolio reflecting their placement experience. Multimodal content may include images, audio or video. Equivalent to 5,000 words.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 15/05/2024


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