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The programme has been structured so that different topics are investigated on a week by week basis during the serial periods of the course in the induction and consolidation phases. By doing this each topic can be investigated concurrently in the context of school and university.  This enables you to relate school and broader perspectives to each other and so develop your understanding of topics from both perspectives.  In some cases the topic will be introduced in the university and, in others, school-based tasks will introduce the topic.  It is very important that you take responsibility for ensuring that those school-based tasks are completed as many of the university sessions will be based on your findings from school-based tasks.  To achieve this you will need to show skills of forward planning and initiative. 

Links between topics and the EPS Programme and SD Programme will be made explicit to help you view the topic from both a subject and whole school perspective. 

Although there will be a number of tutor presentations in university sessions there will be an emphasis on collaborative and interactive work and you will frequently be asked to work on tasks and activities in pairs and small groups.  There will also be opportunities for reading, thinking and planning time on an individual basis with support available from the tutor. 

During the SD Programme will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and some Wednesdays; There may be some variation in the start and finish times but in general the days will follow the pattern below. 

School based work will take place on Thursdays and Fridays.

University Sessions: Semester 1
Mondays   10:00 - 1205    SD Tutor contact time.
Mondays   1305 - 1630    SD Tutor contact time.
Tuesdays  10:00 - 11:45    SD Tutor contact time 
Tuesdays  1215 - 1505   EPS Lecture & Seminar
Tuesdays 15:15- 16:30   Developing Subject Knowledge
Wednesday (Wk1 & 2 Only) 10:00-16:30                                         

University Sessions:Semester 2
Mondays 10:00-12:05      SD Tutor contact time
Mondays 13:05-16:30      SD Tutor contact time
Tuesdays 10:00-11:45     SD Tutor contact time
Tuesdays 12:05-15:05     EPS lecture and Seminar
Tuesdays 15:15-16:30     Developing Subject Knowledge

Wednesdays 10:00-16:30 Workshop Days

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