TE6675 - Professional Placements: Secondary Art, Craft and Design

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What will I learn on this module?

This module will to enable you to develop into effective, independent, critical and professional secondary art, craft and design teachers in who are able to demonstrate by the end of the module that you have met the Teachers’ Standards to a level appropriate to be recommended for qualified teacher status. Your practice will demonstrate that you are able to combine theoretical understanding with practice to support your actual classroom delivery. You will understand and track not only your strengths but also your targets and work with your subject mentor, professional mentor, link tutor and programme leader to achieve those targets and make impacts on your pupils’ learning and for your own continuing professional development.

The educational placement settings will give you a full range of experiences across the age range at the key stages 3 and four as well as post 16 and primary stages. University tutors and school-based mentors will liaise to support you in the development of your practical teaching experiences. You will progress from observation through collaborative working with the educational professionals to independence as a teacher developing appropriate learning opportunities and having an impact on pupil progress and wider pupil learning.

Placement 1 will be formally assessed on a pass/ fail basis in each element with formative assessment continuously to support target setting and achievement progression to the next Placement 2. The same cycle of learning will take place in PP2 enabling you to continuously build a portfolio of evidence showing how you are meeting the Teachers Standards while receiving formative feedback to understand where you are and how to improve. This portfolio will then travel with you in to your first year as a newly qualified teacher where you will continue the practice.

How will I learn on this module?

The learning and teaching on this module includes both University based and placement based teaching to ensure that you are fully prepared for each of your placements. Each placement contributes to achieving the Teachers’ Standards and the final placement allows you to demonstrate your ability to use all the aspects of learning from the other placements and modules on the programme to be an effective and autonomous professional teacher. The partnership schools and wider educational settings will form a major part of the teaching on this module through individual tutorials with Link Tutors, subject mentors and professional mentors that take place within your school setting are also supported by briefings, lectures and seminars and workshops at the university base.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Successful placement experience is achieved on this programme by designing support in at every level of the journey – for example:
• Excellent communication between the university and our partnership schools to ensure everyone knows about you, what is expected of you and any specific needs you have;
• Well matched academic and logistical needs of the student with the placement school;
• Access to a full range of rapid support personnel available when needs occur as well as being programmed in at audit points and milestone moments;
• University based briefings and workshops to prepare you fully for your placement setting;
• Understanding fully the assessment expectations of the placement module and how you will meet them communicated through sessions, handbooks and prior students and mentors
• A guided system of reflective practice to develop you toward becoming an outstanding teacher - an early example of the is process is: setting targets with tutors, co-delivering lessons, self and mentor assess, coached through feedback, co-planning for improvements etc.

In addition to these processes built in to the structure of the programme, and extensive support is also accessible online as part of the University’s commitment to technology enhanced learning. This employs the use of the e-learning portal and social networking and collaborative tools.

A central feature of the academic support available to you is the service provided by the University Library. This 24/7 service caters for all your learning needs, has extensive access to electronic texts and tutorials that will directly support the development of academic skills aimed at improving your critical thinking and analytical writing.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
• demonstrate an in-depth and systematic knowledge and understanding of the purposes, scope and structure of the Secondary Art, Craft and Design Curriculum and school based education, children’s learning and associated theories;

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
• within your professional practice deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively;
• demonstrate your awareness of and commitment to meeting the professional requirements of the role of the teacher, including professional values and working in professional teams, professional duties, and the statutory framework relating to teachers’ responsibilities and whole school initiatives;
• demonstrate your ability to monitor, assess, record and report on children in secondary -aged classes then undertake systematic critical self-reflection, within the planning, teaching and assessment cycle.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
• show resilience, independence of thought and be able to make decisions in complex and unpredictable situations
• demonstrate your ability to plan for secondary student’s wider educational development through their subject and including numeracy, literacy, equality, diversity and safeguarding of children.

How will I be assessed?

Continuous Assessment
• Observation Records of Teaching
• Tutorial Assessment of progress
• Final Report providing formative grade

Summative Assessment
Career Entry Development presentations of assessment evidence of meeting the Teachers Standards of up to one hour

This is a pass/fail module.
Although no % grades are given as part of this summative process, you will receive detailed, formative feedback to support your transition to you NQT year.


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Module abstract

Professional Placements Secondary Art is the module that will help you to practice and achieve status of Qualified Teacher Status as an Art, Craft, and Design Secondary Teacher.

Though two carefully scaffolded and selected placements, you will have the opportunities to practice and gain experience of all the roles and responsibilities of a teacher in Art, Craft and Design.

Your employability will be the natural next step as you as a result of your learning in this module and you will develop an understanding of how research at the forefront of the discipline supports your professional capacity and effectiveness in the classroom. Annual student feedback suggests that this module impacts significantly on learning and directly supports their evidence towards the Teachers’ Standards (2012) and award of Qualified Teacher Status.

Course info

UCAS Code W1X1

Credits 30

Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 1 year full-time

Department Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing

Location Coach Lane Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2019

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