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ED2016: YOUNG CHILDREN AND SCIENCE (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26


Course Overview

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on how children make sense of the natural and physical aspects of their world.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mrs Catriona McDonald

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • BA (Hons) in Childhood Practice (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will develop the student's knowledge and understanding of how young children perceive the natural and physical world through:

  1. examining and articulating their own concepts of science
  2. identifying the nature of science in the early years
  3. examining, analysing and evaluating theories of how children make sense of their world
  4. carrying out an audit of current practice in science provision
  5. providing evidence of their ability to plan and carry out an investigation of an aspect of their role in relation to creating an environment which helps young children make sense of their world

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

Sorry, we don't have that information available.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: Two 1,500 word written assignments. Part A and Part B must be completed successfully.

Resit: Resubmission of written assignment, either or both parts (dependent on initial result).

Formative Assessment

Students are required to collaborate online and give and receive formative feedback within their action learning sets. Tutors also give written formative feedback on Part A of the course assessment before students undertake Part B.

Feedback

In keeping with the School of Education policy on assessment and in sufficient time for students to be able to improve their work through feedback, detailed written feedback on assessment is provided to students (typically within four weeks of submission). Feedback can highlight strengths and give clear guidelines for improvement. Face to face or telephone tutorials can be arranged for students who require additional support.

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