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ED401E: LEARNING AND TEACHING IN THE PRIMARY SCHOOL (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:28


Course Overview

This course is available to students who have successfully completed years 1, 2 and 3 of MA (Hons) Education and aims to consolidate and enhance the student’s knowledge and understanding of the Scottish Primary curriculum, approaches to learning and teaching and assessment.   Students will explore research informed approaches to teaching and learning in the primary school, and consider the implications of these approaches for classroom practice and for addressing learner differences. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mrs Sheila M. Nutkins

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 will have opportunities to engage with core areas of the Curriculum for Excellence (literacy, numeracy and HWB across learning) as well as all eight areas discretely, and to begin to explore inter-disciplinary approaches to learning and teaching.  The course is designed to develop:

  • Broad and detailed knowledge and understanding of the nature of Primary curriculum
  • Broad and detailed knowledge and understanding of the Scottish primary curriculum  

The course will focus on linking theory to practice; linking policy to practice; linking research to practice and identifying ways to plan for effective, integrated learning and teaching at first/second level in a Scottish Primary classroom.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 9 - 13

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Reflective Report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 20 Feedback Weeks 25

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Feedback

Feedback online including grade against rubric and next steps.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralEvaluateDevelop ability to plan for differentiated learning across the curriculum.
ProceduralEvaluateDevelop a broad and detailed knowledge and understanding of the nature of Primary curriculum and the Scottish Primary curriculum.
ReflectionCreateDevelop ability to plan for integrated collaborative learning across the curriculum.
ReflectionEvaluateBe able to synthesise ideas and theory, reflect on and evaluate experiences and approaches to support their own ongoing professional development.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Reflective Report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 40 Feedback Weeks 42

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Feedback

Feedback online including grade against rubric and next steps.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralEvaluateDevelop a broad and detailed knowledge and understanding of the nature of Primary curriculum and the Scottish Primary curriculum.
ProceduralEvaluateDevelop ability to plan for differentiated learning across the curriculum.
ReflectionCreateDevelop ability to plan for integrated collaborative learning across the curriculum.
ReflectionEvaluateBe able to synthesise ideas and theory, reflect on and evaluate experiences and approaches to support their own ongoing professional development.

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