Undergraduate Course: Curriculum and Pedagogy 1c: Expressive Arts, Languages, Sciences and Technologies (EDUA08059)
|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 progresses from Curriculum and Pedagogy 1b and encompasses a group of related subjects and themes contained in the Curriculum For Excellence at early years and level 1. The subjects are: Science, Technologies, Expressive Arts and, with less emphasis than in course 1b, Social Subjects. The course emphasises learning processes which encourage enquiry and expression. Themes addressed include wonder, perspective, function, design, connectivity, relevance, investigation and communication. In order to promote successful learning, teachers need to be confident in teaching these areas and making connections between them. It is therefore essential that students learn about good practice in these areas, both in terms of content and pedagogy, and the underlying theory.
Science and technologies, language, dance and music are acknowledged and taught mainly as discrete strands in the course. However, opportunities are sought through collaborative rich tasks to encourage students to plan and demonstrate how selected areas might be integrated purposefully. During the course, students will also use outdoor contexts as focuses for wonder, expression and investigation, and to envisage how these contexts can provide rich learning experiences for children. There will be a brief residential field course at the end of the second semester.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
||Other requirements|| None
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)
||The course is assessed through a 2000 word written assignment that demonstrates at a holistic level, how an outdoor learning experience can provide a context for learning and how the learning in one curricular area can support and enhance the learning in another. A Learning Journal, Inter-Disciplinary Day and the Group Presentation are formative tasks that support synthesis of understanding for the written assignment.
|No Exam Information
| By the end of this course students are able to:
describe and justify language, expressive arts (music and dance) and technologies as key areas of learning in primary schools
show understanding of selected content, learning principles and inclusive teaching approaches in the range of curricular areas addressed in the course;
show how language and the arts, as media for communication, support learning in the range of curriculum areas addressed in the course;
justify and describe the use of different strategies in language, science, technologies and arts to encourage young learners to express understanding and feelings with confidence.
exemplify how understanding informs and empowers decision making and action, with reference to early years learning contexts;
justify the importance of using environments beyond the classroom as contexts for learning about, learning in and learning through;
demonstrate and exemplify how planning for learning and teaching in language, expressive arts (Music and Dance) and science & technologies is influenced by knowledge about children?s development in early years
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Science, Technologies, Expressive Arts, Sustainability, Citizenship, Learning Outdoors.
|Course organiser||Mr Peter Tarrant
Tel: 51 6143
|Course secretary||Miss Marzia Ballardin
Tel: (0131 6)51 6381
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