Undergraduate Course: Curriculum and Pedagogy 2d: Expressive Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies and Sciences (EDUA08056)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Curriculum and Pedagogy 2d offers students opportunities to develop understanding about teaching and learning in the areas of Expressive Arts (Art & Design and Drama), Social Studies, Science and Mathematics. The overall purpose is to support students in becoming knowledgeable, confident and reflective teachers in these strands. The curricular areas are considered in the broader context, outlined in the emerging curriculum framework (ACfE), and with reference to the education courses running concurrently in the programme. Whilst the curriculum components above will be presented as distinct strands, opportunities will be identified to integrate learning across them.
Established pedagogies in these curriculum areas will be highlighted and modelled through a variety of approaches. These will include engaging students with planning, teaching, learning, assessment and evaluation associated with the areas involved. Students will learn about good practice through taking theoretical perspectives, undertaking supported reading and participating in practical workshops. The students recent early stages placement experience will be drawn upon to develop further understanding of child development, child-centered and inclusive learning, in relation to the curricular areas in the course. The course team aims to use a range of ICT initiatives to resource, enhance and enrich the learning experiences. Teaching and learning in Curriculum and Pedagogy 2d also looks forward to take account of the need for students to prepare for placement 3. This provides opportunities for students to teach in the areas of middle and upper primary. Topics and contexts will therefore be selected to suit reflect these stages.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
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| ? Describe and justify Expressive Arts, Social Studies & Science and Mathematics as key areas of learning in primary schools, showing understanding of their individual characteristics in relation to planning, teaching, learning and assessment.
? Show confidence in subject and pedagogical knowledge in each strand, in relation to the primary age range.
? Plan, teach and assess stimulating, progressive programmes in Expressive Arts, Social Studies & Science and Mathematics, with reference to individuals, groups and classes.
? Suggest suitable curriculum content, resources and approaches to developing integrated learning experiences across selected strands.
? Demonstrate a commitment to social justice and inclusive learning.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mrs Amanda Gizzi
Tel: (0131 6)51 6514
|Course secretary||Miss Fiona Mclachlan
Tel: (0131 6)50 2304