2. Professional Knowledge and Understanding

2.1. Political, social and economic drivers

2.2. Learning, teaching and assessment theory and approaches

  • Engages with current theories of learning, teaching and assessment and how these are applied to specific subject or curricular areas for student learning.
  • Understands the rationale for, and how to design, plan, develop, deliver the curriculum effectively and efficiently as an individual and in collaboration with others.
  • Understands the rationale for and how to design, plan, develop and deliver appropriate assessment and feedback approaches.
  • Understands the nature of student engagement strategies and how these contribute to the development of effective and positive learning relationships.
  • Understands how to encourage students to work in partnership and collaborate in their own learning and the enhancement/development of learning.
  • Understands how to meet the diverse needs of students.
  • Understands the strategies required to support learning in a range of learning environments.
  • Understands how to evaluate critically the breadth of resources in the delivery and assessment of the curriculum to meet student needs.
  • Understands how to embed a range of digital technologies to enhance learning and teaching and assessment.
  • Understands how to interpret and share data to inform learning, teaching and assessment.
  • Continuously evaluates the curriculum with others, to ensure it meets the needs of students, industry stakeholders and national priorities.
  • Understands how to collaborate effectively with internal and external partners to enhance inclusive learning, support student choice, positive health and wellbeing and essential skills.

2.3. Technologies and resources for learning, teaching and work

2.4. Student pathways and transitions within the wider education community

  • Understands the ethos and aims of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF), the range of Scottish and other qualifications and how the different types of qualifications relate to each other.
  • Understands how to support a student to take the next steps in their learning journey.
  • Understands how and when to signpost students at key points in learning to appropriate and impartial advice, support, and guidance.

2.5. The principles, processes and purposes of quality assurance and improvement