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Undergraduate Module Descriptors 2012/13

BE4008: ICT One

Module Title ICT One
Module Code BE4008
Module Tutor Lindsay Evans
School Institute of Education and Public Services
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 4
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions Available only to students on the BEd (Hons) Primary Education / BA Primary Professional Education programmes
Brief Description

This module is designed to introduce students to Educational ICT.

It will help to develop their skills and critically examine the role of ICT in primary education. The knowledge and skills developed in this module will form a basis for successful ICT use in a primary education context. It will enable students to reflect on and improve their own practice and take progressively increasing responsibility for identifying and meeting their own CPD needs.

Indicative Syllabus

This module will introduce students to a variety of educational software and hardware, commonly available in Primary Schools, which can be used to satisfy the requirements of the Primary National Curriculum. Resources used will include use of Interactive Whiteboards.

Further independent practice and research will be necessary to develop the skills and theoretical knowledge to an appropriate standard.

It is expected that participants are already competent in their personal use of office software and the Internet.

Students will develop a knowledge and understanding of the statutory curriculum requirements for ICT. They will be introduced to key aspects of ICT subject knowledge and key teaching and learning approaches.

E-Safety will also be addressed.

Students will develop an understanding of inclusive values and learn how to interpret Programmes of Study appropriately for a diversity of learning needs, in order to access all children to learning in the subject.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students will:

1. Develop personal skills in the use of educational hardware and software

2. Have a sound  knowledge and understanding of the statutory curriculum requirements for ICT and related pedagogy

3. Have an understanding of the underlying concepts and principles that define the distinctive nature of the ICT and demonstrate a critical understanding of developments in the subject

4. Have a creative and constructively critical approach towards innovation

5. An understanding of how to foster and maintain pupils’ interest in ICT and address misunderstandings

6. Take responsibility for improving teaching through appropriate professional development, responding to advice and feedback

7. Design opportunities for learners to develop their ICT skills.

8. Have a secure understanding of e-safety.

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 30
Independent Learning Hours: 120
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 2000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources

The Library Catalogue contains full details of the current reading list for this module. Further details may also be found in the Module Guide.

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