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ED302B: DEVELOPING PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE IN A CORE CURRICULAR AREA 1 (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26


Course Overview

This course is designed to allow student primary teachers to develop professional knowledge and understanding within a core curricular area. Students choose to study one discrete curricular area from a choice of three: Health and Wellbeing, Literacy and English, Numeracy and Mathematics.  All three options are interactive and enquiry-based and the acquisition of current, evidence-based professional knowledge will be complemented by exploration of the core pedagogies that support the learning and teaching process.

 

 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mrs Sheila Nutkins

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Students following the language pathway: talking, listening, reading, writing at early/first level coherent planning for stimulating, differentiated learning for pupils at early/first Level, including planning for learning through play assessment of literacy skills strategies to support pupils with additional support needs (ASN) and specifically with English as a an additional language (EAL) relevant research, policy and theory.
Students following the maths pathway: numeracy and a full range of mathematical concepts at early/first level coherent planning for stimulating, differentiated learning for pupils at early/first level, including planning for learning through play assessment of mathematical skills and understanding strategies to support pupils with additional support needs (ASN) relevant research, policy and theory
Students following the health and wellbeing pathway: knowledge and understanding of how to support healthy physical development at Early/First Level coherent planning for stimulating, differentiated learning for pupils at early/first level, including planning for learning through play assessment of physical skills strategies to support pupils with additional support needs (ASN) risk assessment relevant research, policy and theory
All pathways: creating a climate for learning language as a learning tool planning effectively for relevant and appropriate learning experiences within the context of their core area at first/second level assessing learning

Further Information & Notes

This course is only available to students who have registered for the MA (Hons) Education programme.

Students on this course will continue their choice of focus in Developing Professional Knowledge 2 in semester two of year three.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • MA (Hons) Education

Contact Teaching Time

72 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: Either a written assignment (3000 words) or presentation will form 100% of the assessment instrument. Resit: Resubmission of written assignment (3000 words) or presentation.

Formative Assessment

Ongoing formative feedback is enabled through collaborative peer assessment opportunities.

Feedback

Students will receive ongoing feedback during tutorial learning sessions and through the feedback from assessment.

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