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ED2016: YOUNG CHILDREN AND SCIENCE (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


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 Full Year Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen 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

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

2x 1500-word essays

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

In keeping with the School of Education policy on assessment and in sufficient time for student 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.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed elements

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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