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Undergraduate Course: Curriculum and Pedagogy 2a: Expressive Arts and Languages. (EDUA08057)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course builds on the introduction to curriculum and pedagogy in Year 1 of the programme. The course has a particular focus on teaching and learning in the curriculum areas of Expressive Arts and Languages in the first years of school. The early years of language and literacy development are critical to all learning, therefore the teaching and learning that takes place in these first years of school must be well informed, stimulating, effective and appropriate. Learning in the curriculum area of Languages is closely linked with learning through the Expressive Arts and this link will be exploited particularly in the areas of Music, Drama, and Dance. The course will encourage students to adopt a creative interdisciplinary approach, exploring the notions and understanding associated with ?active learning= as a stimulus around which to build curricula appropriate to the teaching of Languages and Expressive Arts. Learning and teaching in Curriculum and Pedagogy 2a builds on students= prior knowledge and understanding gained in Year 1 through their University studies and placement experiences in a pre-school and primary school settings. It also builds on this experience to help prepare students for a Primary 1-3 placement in Year 2 and future placements in Year 3 and 4.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Curriculum and Pedagogy 1c: Expressive Arts, Languages, Sciences and Technologies (EDUA08059)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 18, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 22, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 156 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) components of assessment

Formative Assessment:
A range of course tasks

Summative Assessment:
A 2500 word written assignment
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course students will be able to:
! demonstrate a broad understanding of the development of reading, writing, listening and talking within the Early Years curriculum
! demonstrate a broad pedagogical content knowledge in relation to the teaching of reading, writing, listening and talking in the Early Years curriculum
! demonstrate an understanding of the nature and value of music both as a discrete subject in primary education and as a component of an integrated curriculum
! demonstrate understanding and knowledge of how drama creates meaningful contexts for purposeful literacy that can be used by children to express their ideas and feelings
! show an understanding of how the language of dance and movement can be integrated into the wider curriculum and, in particular, related to the curriculum areas of Expressive Arts and Languages
! construct creative, interdisciplinary planning models showing clear and meaningful integration of music, drama, dance and language within a range of contexts
! reflect critically on the key theoretical and pedagogical themes explored within the course.
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Course organiserDr Moira Leslie
Tel: (0131 6)51 6438
Course secretaryMiss Jenna Mcculloch
Tel: (0131 6)51 6012
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