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Undergraduate Course: Curriculum and Pedagogy 1c: Expressive Arts, Languages, Sciences and Technologies (EDUA08059)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEducation Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course progresses from Curriculum and Pedagogy 1b and encompasses a group of related subjects and themes contained in the Curriculum For Excellence at early years and level 1. The subjects are: Science, Technologies, Expressive Arts and, with less emphasis than in course 1b, Social Subjects. The course emphasises learning processes which encourage enquiry and expression. Themes addressed include wonder, perspective, function, design, connectivity, relevance, investigation and communication. In order to promote successful learning, teachers need to be confident in teaching these areas and making connections between them. It is therefore essential that students learn about good practice in these areas, both in terms of content and pedagogy, and the underlying theory.
Science and technologies, language, dance and music are acknowledged and taught mainly as discrete strands in the course. However, opportunities are sought through collaborative rich tasks to encourage students to plan and demonstrate how selected areas might be integrated purposefully. During the course, students will also use outdoor contexts as focuses for wonder, expression and investigation, and to envisage how these contexts can provide rich learning experiences for children. There will be a brief residential field course at the end of the second semester.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed:
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 18, External Visit Hours 2, Other Study Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 159 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course students are able to:
describe and justify language, expressive arts (music and dance) and technologies as key areas of learning in primary schools
show understanding of selected content, learning principles and inclusive teaching approaches in the range of curricular areas addressed in the course;
show how language and the arts, as media for communication, support learning in the range of curriculum areas addressed in the course;
justify and describe the use of different strategies in language, science, technologies and arts to encourage young learners to express understanding and feelings with confidence.
exemplify how understanding informs and empowers decision making and action, with reference to early years learning contexts;
justify the importance of using environments beyond the classroom as contexts for learning about, learning in and learning through;
demonstrate and exemplify how planning for learning and teaching in language, expressive arts (Music and Dance) and science & technologies is influenced by knowledge about children?s development in early years
Assessment Information
The course is assessed through a 2000 word written assignment that demonstrates at a holistic level, how an outdoor learning experience can provide a context for learning and how the learning in one curricular area can support and enhance the learning in another. A Learning Journal, Inter-Disciplinary Day and the Group Presentation are formative tasks that support synthesis of understanding for the written assignment.
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Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsScience, Technologies, Expressive Arts, Sustainability, Citizenship, Learning Outdoors.
Course organiserMr Peter Tarrant
Tel: 51 6430
Course secretaryMiss Marzia Ballardin
Tel: (0131 6)51 6381
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