Welcome to the ba (hons) primary education course



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WELCOME TO THE BA (HONS) PRIMARY EDUCATION COURSE

  • Introductory Session 1
  • BA Primary – Course Introduction and Outline
  • September 2011
  • BA Induction 2011 Course Introduction &Outline KP

Welcome

  • Activity: Sorts and Mingle (1)
  • First – The Sorting!
  • Do you prefer beer or wine? (Move to the left of the room for beer, right of the room for wine)
  • Do you prefer films or books? (Move to the top of the room for films, bottom of the room for books)
  • September 2011
  • BA Induction 2011 Course Introduction &Outline KP

Welcome

  • Activity: Sorts and Mingle (2)
  • Second – The Mingling!
  • Think of your favourite place.
  • Find other people with the same place and form a group!
  • Think of your favourite hobby / activity.
  • As before find other people with the same interest and form a group.
  • September 2011
  • BA Induction 2011 Course Introduction &Outline KP

Beginning the next stage of your journey…

  • How are you feeling?
  • September 2011
  • BA Induction 2011 Course Introduction &Outline KP

Where can I gain support?

  • Professional Development Tutor (PDT)
  • Subject Tutor and Coordinator
  • Cohort Coordinator
  • Partnership Manager
  • Faculty administrators
  • Partnership administrators
  • Head of Department
  • Student Supporters
  • Students Services
  • Other Students
  • September 2011
  • BA Induction 2011 Course Introduction &Outline KP

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

  • Responsibility lies with the student
  • Plan for your own learning and become an active and independent learner
  • Set your own goals through identification of your strengths and areas for development (target setting)
  • Confront aspects of the curriculum you may have struggled with at school
  • OK to try things out; safe and secure environment in which to learn about the profession and the theories that underpin effective teaching and successful learning
  • September 2011
  • BA Induction 2011 Course Introduction &Outline KP

Professional Development Profile (PDP)

  • Your progress tracker for academic and professional attainment
  • Your PDP handbook contains the information and forms you need throughout the four years of the course to enable you to track and record your progress and achievements
  • September 2011
  • BA Induction 2011 Course Introduction &Outline KP

Professional Development Tutor

  • Meet with this person as soon as possible if you have not already done so – and by end of week 3 at the latest.
  • From the yellow section of the handbook complete the first form – Initial Student Profile Statement (available electronically on LN – Y1 General Information)
  • Along with the PDP handbook, the role of the PDT is detailed on pages 11, 33 and 61 of the course handbook.
  • September 2011
  • BA Induction 2011 Course Introduction &Outline KP
  • Evidence
  • Work experience (pre-course) in 2 primary schools.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of English as a subject.
  • A-Levels in English Literature and English Language – thoroughly enjoyed these studies.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Experience in public speaking (Rotary Club competitions) – gained confidence through this.
  • Key Skills, Level 2 – Communication qualification.
  • September 2011
  • BA Induction 2011 Course Introduction &Outline KP
  • Prior experience, skills and knowledge
  • Evidence
  • Work experience totalling three months in four different infant/junior schools.
  • References from the relevant teachers and notes taken whilst in school.
  • Working with elderly patients- developing sensitivity towards individual needs and recognising the importance of confidentiality.
  • Work as an nursing auxiliary in a secure unit for the elderly.
  • Caring for two children ages 7 and 9 and having domestic duties as a live in au pair.
  • Au pair for one year, with references.
  • Planning of sensitive curriculum material for year nine students. Addressing the different levels of development between peers and teaching them accordingly.
  • Lower 6th APAUSE course. In small groups we adapted and created material to teach year nine PHSE sessions.
  • Prefect duties supervising younger students, organising events and taking part in school council issues and debates.
  • Prefect in both year twelve and year thirteen of six form college.
  • September 2011
  • BA Induction 2011 Course Introduction &Outline KP
  • Target
  • Action
  • Timescale
  • For
  • Completion
  • Achieved:
  • Date and location of
  • EVIDENCE
  • To organise myself in order to have assignments completed well in advance of the due in date.
  • Produce and display on wall a schedule of when work has to be completed by.
  • Have readings and plan to have completed a week before the assignment is due in.
  • Ensure all submissions are proof read prior to hand in.
  • To develop a better understanding of the SEN of the children in my class (ie. ADHD and Autism).
  • Discussions with teacher tutor about her knowledge and the provisions for these children.
  • Internet based research.
  • End of SE 1
  • To ensure that I am an effective staff team member work with class teacher & TAs during SE.
  • Attend all planning & staff meetings. Discuss with teacher tutor and TA expectations for pupils working in the classroom.
  • Use teacher’s medium and short term plans to ensure that I have good subject knowledge and awareness of learning intentions.
  • End of SE 1
  • September 2011
  • BA Induction 2011 Course Introduction &Outline KP

Year 1 Programme

  • Induction this week (Week 0) – with Study Skill sessions included in Core Subject and PS sessions over the course of Semester 1. Further Study Skills /Induction in the first week of semester 2.
  • Programme for Semester 1 and timetable available via the University Learning Network.
  • Induction Programme in both Semesters – an introduction to academic expectations at HE and support with meeting those expectations
  • Programme available on Learning Network
  • Timetable for Semester 1 available on LN
  • September 2011
  • BA Induction 2011 Course Introduction &Outline KP

BA Programme Handbook

  • Remains relevant throughout your course and is a KEY document
  • Organised into sections for quick referencing
  • Section 3 (green ) – provides key information as to people to contact regarding queries you may have – along with a handy “What if…” guide (p17)
  • September 2011
  • BA Induction 2011 Course Introduction &Outline KP

QAA Framework (p23-25)

  • In year 1 you will work at level 4 to develop:
  • knowledge of the underlying concepts and principles associated with the area(s) of study, and an ability to evaluate and interpret these within the context of that area of study
  • an ability to present, evaluate and interpret qualitative and quantitative data, in order to develop lines of argument and make sound judgements in accordance with basic theories and concepts of the subject/s
  • be able to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems related to their area(s) of study and/or work
  • ability to communicate the results of their study/work accurately and reliably, and with structured and coherent arguments
  • and undertake further training and develop new skills within a structured and managed environment
  • the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring the exercise of some personal responsibility.
  • September 2011
  • BA Induction 2011 Course Introduction &Outline KP

Modules for Year 1

  • Professional Studies 1 (PS) Child Development (Semester 1) -15 CATS
  • Core Modules – English, maths and science (Semester 1 & 2) -30 CATS
  • Foundation Studies
  • (Semester 1 & 2)- 45 CATS
  • PS 2 Approaches to Learning
  • (Semester 2) -15 CATS
  • Professional Practice & School Experience
  • (Semester 2) -15 CATS
  • September 2011
  • BA Induction 2011 Course Introduction &Outline KP

Study Patterns

  • Modular course i.e. 8 modules per year all have to be passed to progress to the next year
  • (See course handbook for details)
  • A module usually consists of:
  • - Lectures/seminars 24 - 30 hours contact
  • - Independent Study Tasks (Directed tasks) (school and/or University-based) 10-15 hrs
  • - Reading on-going notes etc
  • e.g professional studies tasks between sessions
  • & Student-managed learning 105-110 hrs
  • Total 150 hrs
  • Implication of 5 to 7 hours independent study per week per module including Independent Study Tasks (ISTs) also referred to as Directed Tasks.
  • September 2011
  • BA Induction 2011 Course Introduction &Outline KP

Semester Pattern for Year 1

  • Induction Week 0
  • Lead Lectures and seminars Weeks 1-10
  • (SE – weeks 11 and 12)
  • Semester 2 starts 16th January – Week 1
  • (SE – weeks 11 and 12)
  • September 2011
  • BA Induction 2011 Course Introduction &Outline KP

Questions for your Reflection

  • For your Reflective Journal session next week (with the Science team) please prepare responses to the following questions:
  • What led you to start this course?
  • Why primary teaching?
  • Why now?
  • Why the University of Winchester?
  • We suggest you wait until next week’s session before starting a Reflective Journal in which case write the answers to the questions above on a piece of paper!
  • September 2011
  • BA Induction 2011 Course Introduction &Outline KP

Induction Timetable – Week 0

  • September 2011
  • BA Induction 2011 Course Introduction &Outline KP
  • You should have a copy of this!
  • If you have lost it it is available on the LN under Y1 General Information - Induction

Cohort Representatives

  • Represent the voice of your group.
  • A cohort rep feeds back to the cohort co-ordinator – Emma Morley and Programme Leader (Helen Clarke) about how they feel the course is going – things that have really worked well and things that you might like us to look at.
  • You will be asked over the next couple of weeks to put forward 2 members of your group to represent you.
  • September 2011
  • BA Induction 2011 Course Introduction &Outline KP

Immediate tasks

  • Check your University email, Learning Network, Portal &
  • Year 1 notice board (SGC) every day.
  • Write your Induction Formative essay – ensure you have your Induction Reading Pack. (Details of this essay in the Communication Skills session following your Offsite Visit).
  • Write a draft for your reflective journal that covers what has led you to start on this course.
  • Why teaching? Why now? Why this university?
  • Send your essay via e-mail to your PDT no later than 3rd October and arrange a time to meet in Week 3 (w/c 10th October) to discuss your formative essay and to set targets – this may well be a group tutorial.
  • September 2011
  • BA Induction 2011 Course Introduction &Outline KP

Key timetable announcements & changes to published programme

  • Year 1
  • PDTs:
  • Appointment times outside your PDT’s office or e-mail your tutor
  • Timetable:
  • Next week your first session is in John Stripe Auditorium at Monday 9am
  • September 2011
  • BA Induction 2011 Course Introduction &Outline KP
  • September 2011
  • BA Induction 2011 Course Introduction &Outline KP


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