Undergraduate Course: Environmental Studies 1 (EDUA08003)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will introduce Environmental Studies as a broad area of learning in primary schools. Study will be based on the content, and suggested approaches, as described in the 5-14 Curriculum Guidelines for Scotland, and supported by selected literature. The course will establish a rationale for Environmental Studies based on social subjects, science and technology as key ways in which children come to learn about the world. Students will also be introduced to appropriate ways of organising and presenting the curriculum to others, through researching topics and teaching to peers, as well as developing skills in planning activities for children. The importance of using first hand observation, investigation and evidence in social and physical contexts will be emphasised. The course involves a three day residential experience at an outdoor centre. Attendance at this field course is compulsory, and a financial contribution will be required from students towards the cost of transport, food and lodging.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Cost of transport, board and lodging for 3 day residential field course.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| By the end of this course students are able to:
- describe and justify Environmental Studies as a key area of learning in primary schools, showing familiarity with its organising features, content and some associated methods and principles;
- demonstrate understanding of selected strands of curriculum content, drawn from social and physical contexts;
- justify the importance of first hand investigation through fieldwork in Environmental Studies and demonstrate ability to use a variety of approaches to gathering, organising, interpreting and presenting information from social and physical environments;
- demonstrate a developing ability to plan focussed, practicable, purposeful Environmental Studies learning activities for children.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||24 hour(s) per week for 1 week(s).
||Course secretary||Miss Julie Urquhart
Tel: (0131 6)51 6606