Undergraduate Course: Curriculum and Pedagogy 1a: Health and Well-Being, Mathematics (EDUA08058)
|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||Available to all students
|Summary||The course introduces students to the underlying aims and principles of Curriculum for Excellence, particularly in relation to the Early and First Level Outcomes in the areas of Health and Well-Being, Mathematics and Numeracy
While these will be addressed as important and discrete curricular strands, students will also be encouraged to identify and investigate aspects of content and pedagogy that they share. Additionally they will be encouraged to make meaningful connections to other curriculum areas and to children's everyday experiences.
Links will also be made with theoretical perspectives on learning and teaching in the complementary Education 1A course and the Curriculum and Pedagogy course 1b.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||There are two summative assessment tasks each of which has a weighting of 50%. Students must achieve a minimum of 40 marks for each task in order to pass the course.
The assessments comprise:
- a 90 minute short answer examination focusing on aspects of early mathematical development and associated pedagogy
- A 1000 word essay considering the key issues in the health, well-being and physical education of early years children.
|No Exam Information
| By the end of the course students will show understanding, competence and awareness in relation to:
- the content, progression and approaches to teaching and learning exemplified in the Curriculum for Excellence Early and First Level Outcomes for Health and Well-Being, Mathematics and Numeracy;
- theoretical and research-informed perspectives associated with our understanding of the ways in which young children develop concepts in these curriculum areas;
- the need to address diversity among learners by being able to recognise and respond to learning difficulties and the need to challenge able pupils;
- the wide range of resources that can be used to support teaching and learning.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Mathematics Education, Numeracy, Health and Well-Being, Physical Education, Primary Teaching
|Course organiser||Mrs Ruth Forrester
Tel: (0131 6)50 5052
|Course secretary||Miss Marzia Ballardin
Tel: (0131 6)51 6381
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