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ED351G: DEVELOPING CURRICULUM KNOWLEDGE – SOCIAL STUDIES (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

This course aims to provide students with opportunities to develop a broad and integrated knowledge of Social Studies in the primary school curriculum. Students will explore research informed approaches to teaching and learning Social Studies in the primary school, and consider the implications of these approaches for classroom practice.  Students will also develop a critical understanding of how the local environment and community can support children’s learning.

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

In this course students will explore the 3 organisers within the curricular area Social Studies:

  • People, past events and societies
  • People, place and environment
  • People in society, economy and business

Students will explore theories such as the Spiral Curriculum to learn about planning for progression.  There will also be an emphasis on using the local environment and community to support learning.  Students will gain experience of planning for outdoor learning, risk assessment and organization of field trips.


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

  • 1 Workshop 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

Portfolio

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
FactualUnderstandDevelop understanding of pedagogical approaches which promote understanding of the world, other people and their values, in different times, places and circumstances.
FactualUnderstandDevelop knowledge of the 3 core themes of people in place, the past and society.
FactualUnderstandHave a critical understanding of key learning theories to ensure progression of learning in this curricular area.
FactualUnderstandDevelop detailed knowledge of local environment and community and ways it can be used to promote learning of social studies.

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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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandDevelop knowledge of the 3 core themes of people in place, the past and society.
FactualUnderstandHave a critical understanding of key learning theories to ensure progression of learning in this curricular area.
FactualUnderstandDevelop detailed knowledge of local environment and community and ways it can be used to promote learning of social studies.
FactualUnderstandDevelop understanding of pedagogical approaches which promote understanding of the world, other people and their values, in different times, places and circumstances.

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