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ED351E: UNDERSTANDING LEARNING AND TEACHING IN THE EARLY YEARS 2 (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

This course aims to extend students’ experiences and opportunities for learning in semester one with further opportunities to develop a broad and integrated knowledge of a range of theories relevant to early child development and continue to explore approaches to education and care of young children.   Students will also engage critically with the many factors that affect children’s learning and development looking beyond the physical environment and socio-cultural context to formal and informal services available to children and families, ASN and ACE.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mrs Sheila M. Nutkins

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

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4
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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

Study on this course will support a further four-week block placement in Developing Professional Practice 1 in the same setting as first semester.  Students will continue to build on previous study of development and learning, specifically developmental psychology (attachment theory) and how their knowledge and understanding of this theory might impact on and inform classroom practice.  Students will also develop a more detailed knowledge of how to assess young children’s learning, developing skills in use of observation techniques to assess learning and inform planning.  Students will consolidate their knowledge and understanding of enquiry skills for a target child study.


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

  • 2 Workshops during University weeks 23 - 28

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

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 40 Feedback Weeks 44

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Feedback

Feedback will be given online, via Turnitin on MyAberdeen.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed element

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 48 Feedback Weeks 50

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Feedback Feedback will be given online, via Turnitin on MyAberdeen
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 48 Feedback Weeks 50

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandDevelop critical understanding of planning for effective learning in all areas of the curriculum.
ReflectionAnalyseUnderstand the planning cycle and how to evaluate and assess young children’s learning to inform planning.
ReflectionAnalyseDevelop critical knowledge and understanding of how to create a stimulating environment that supports developmentally appropriate teaching and learning.
ReflectionAnalyseDevelop critical understanding of how professional enquiry informs practice.

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