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Undergraduate Course: Curriculum & Pedagogy 1b: Expressive Arts, Languages and Social Studies (EDUA08077)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all 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 takes account of the breadth that has long been a feature of the primary school curriculum. In particular, it recognises the powerful contributions of Language, Social Studies, and the Expressive Arts to children's learning, as outline in Curriculum for Excellence. It is therefore essential that students learn about good practice in these areas, both in terms of content and approaches to teaching, and about the theory behind these approaches. In addition to Language, Expressive Art and Social Studies being acknowledged as, and taught mainly as, discrete strands in the course, advantage is also taken of opportunities to illustrate to students how these areas of learning can complement each other effectively.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 11, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20, 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
- describe and justify Language, Expressive Arts (Art & Design and Drama) and Social Studies as key areas of learning in primary schools, showing understanding of selected content, learning principles and teaching methods
- illustrate how children's development across nursery-primary years influences learning possibilities and approaches to teaching in Language, Expressive Arts (Art & Design and Drama) and Social Studies
- demonstrate a developing ability to plan purposeful learning activities in Language, Expressive Arts (Art & Design and Drama) and Social Studies
- show awareness of the value of developing creative opportunities for learning and teaching using cross-curricular opportunities where appropriate
Assessment Information
The course is assessed through:
1 a 1500 word essay with a focus on one aspect of Literacy. This allows exploration in theoretical depth of the link between theory and practice. The essay requires evidence of your ability to construct an academic argument, exploring and justifying your understanding of the teaching of Literacy in the Primary School.
2 A group presentation, designed to allow students to demonstrate understanding of either Social Studies or Expressive Arts
Special Arrangements
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Athey, C (2000) Extending Thought in Young Children, Paul Chapman Publishers
De Boo, M (1999) Enquiring Children, Challenging Teaching, Open University Press
Kindler, A (2000) Child Development in Art, NAEA
Sedgewick, F (2003) Enabling Children's Learning Through Drawing, David Fulton Publishers
Baldwin, P. (2003) Teaching Literacy Through Drama, Routledge Falmer, London.
Dickson, R. & Neelands, J. (2006) Improve Your Primary School Through Drama, David Fulton, London
Cooper, H (1995) History in the Early Years, Routledge
Brown, R (2007) Taking Learning Outdoors, Learning and Teaching Scotland
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsExpressive Arts Languages Social Studies
Course organiserMr Peter Tarrant
Tel: 51 6430
Course secretaryMiss Marzia Ballardin
Tel: (0131 6)51 6381
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