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BE5003: Foundation Subjects Two

Module Title Foundation Subjects Two
Module Code BE5003
Module Tutor Kate Thomson
School Institute of Education and Public Services
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Pre-requisites Before taking this module you must pass BE4003
Co-requisites None
Restrictions Available only to students on the BEd (Hons) Primary Education / BA Primary Professional Education programmes
Brief Description

This module aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to plan, teach and assess art, DT, geography, history, ICT, music, RE, PE and PSHE.

Indicative Syllabus

The following topics will be addressed in each subject:

1. Exploration of the statutory curriculum requirements

2. Explanation and exemplification of the distinctive nature of the subject

3. Introduction to key aspects of subject knowledge, skills and understanding including independent student enquiry and research

4. Exploration and evaluation of key teaching resources

5. Introduction to key teaching and learning approaches

6. Introduction to planning sequences of lessons and the principle of planning for progression

7. Development of  understanding about how to assess the subject

8. Development of the ability to recognise underachievement and respond positively and appropriately to individual and diverse learning needs through the planning, teaching, assessment and evaluation of the subject across all learners

Learning Outcomes

In each subject students should:

1. have a knowledge and understanding of the statutory curriculum requirements

2. have an understanding of the underlying concepts and principles that define the distinctive nature of the subject and demonstrate a critical understanding of developments in the subject

3. have a secure knowledge of the relevant subject(s) and curriculum areas, and know how to foster and maintain pupils’ interest in the subject

4. be able to select appropriate teaching resources and justify their use in a particular lesson

5. know how to promote a love of learning and children’s intellectual curiosity and set goals that stretch and challenge pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions

6. know how to plan and teach well-structured lessons and sequences of lessons that promote good progress and outcomes by pupils

7. recognise the value of creative and innovative teaching and learning

8. know and understand how to assess the relevant subject, including statutory assessment requirements

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 95
Independent Learning Hours: 55
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, other: 2500 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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