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BE5004: Professional Studies Two

Module Title Professional Studies Two
Module Code BE5004
Module Tutor Tim Morgan
School Institute of Education and Public Services
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Pre-requisites Before taking this module you must pass BE4004
Co-requisites None
Restrictions Available only to students on the BEd (Hons) Primary Education / BA Primary Professional Education programmes
Brief Description

The module builds on and further develops trainee teachers’ knowledge and understanding of a range of educational principals and professional issues related to current practice in primary schools and other contexts for learning, to ensure success for all children.  The module links directly to serial and block school experience.

Indicative Syllabus

The key elements of the module are: planning, creating and sustaining a purposeful learning environment, learning and teaching, assessment, monitoring and reporting.


Within these key elements there will be a focus on issues such as: the nature of professional development; refining lesson plans and sequences of lessons; developing medium term plans; developing effective strategies for managing and organising learners; assessment, monitoring and reporting; catering for a range of diverse needs and planning for personalised learning; providing learning experiences that promote inclusive practice and team working and collaboration with colleagues. 


Trainee teachers will be encouraged to make links between theory and practice by reflecting on their observations and experience in the classroom, discussions and relevant reading material.

Students will learn how to recognise underachievement and respond positively and appropriately to individual and diverse learning needs through the planning, teaching, assessment and evaluation of the subject across all learners

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

1. Analyse and evaluate theory and research evidence in order to use this to inform practice in schools;

2. Analyse their own practice and justify the use of a range of teaching and management techniques;

3. Promote children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development throughout their teaching;

4. Use a range of formative assessment strategies to inform lesson plans and sequences of lessons;

5. Have sufficient knowledge and understanding to be able to make medium term plans demonstrating continuity and progression for all learners.

6. Produce medium term plans that demonstrate an understanding of statutory requirements and cross-curricular opportunities to promote learning

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 30
Independent Learning Hours: 120
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 2500 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources

The Library Catalogue contains full details of the current reading list for this module. Further details may also be found in the Module Guide.

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