PGDE(P/S) Developing Practice module (ED42075)

You will explore interdisciplinary learning and inclusive practices. You will do this while gaining practical skills in teaching diverse students

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You will study the theory behind inclusive teaching, while gaining practical skills. It explores many educational theories such as:

  • interdisciplinary and cooperative learning
  • play pedagogy (learning through play)
  • inclusive practice

You will put prominent focus on social justice throughout the module. You will also focus on the role that inclusive practices have in the creation of inclusive educational environments.

Through engaging activities, case studies, and reflection, you will apply theoretical concepts to real teaching situations. As a key part of the module, you will learn to tailor your teaching method to diverse students.

What you will learn

In this module, you will:

  • learn the main curricular areas. You will also learn approaches to planning that reflect relevant principles and theories of education
  • learn to plan for interdisciplinary learning
  • critically examine inclusive practices to meet the needs of individual learners
  • learn a range of techniques, practices, and materials to promote and support the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical wellbeing of all learners
  • assess contemporary issues in Scottish education. These include technology integration, culturally responsive teaching, and inclusivity. This will ensure readiness for modern classrooms

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • show the skills needed to teach through workshops, tutorials, lectures, and online learning
  • understand how to develop realistic and coherent interdisciplinary contexts for learning
  • describe the principal influences on Scottish education. These will include problems and issues relevant to the profession, educational priorities, and current legislation and guidance
  • understand how to promote and support the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical wellbeing of all learners. This will be done using a wide range of inclusive techniques, practices, and materials
  • critically reflect on your practice. You will be able to assess its effectiveness. You will be able to take responsibility for your continuing professional development
  • show a commitment to life-long enquiry, learning, and professional development

Assignments / assessment

  • formative patchwork task 1
    • literature review
  • formative patchwork tasks 2 and 3
    • case study analysis / poster presentation
  • final written essay (100%)
    • submission includes all patchwork tasks
    • assignment grading will be based on four equally-weighted criteria

You will have the opportunity to submit your work at SCQF Level 10 or Level 11.

This module does not have a final exam.

Teaching methods / timetable

This is a seven-week module delivered in two parts, separated by a six-week placement experience.

It will be delivered through a combination of on-campus and online lectures, workshops, tutorials, and independent study.


This module is available on following courses: