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BE6012: Foundation Subject Strength: Georgraphy Two

Module Title Foundation Subject Strength: Georgraphy Two
Module Code BE6012
Module Tutor Joanna Rigg
School Institute of Education and Public Services
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 6
Pre-requisites Before taking this module you must pass BE5012
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 Geography. It extends students' knowledge and understanding of research and key teaching and learning approaches related to the concept of 'place'. There is a particular emphasis on cross curricular planning and planning for progression. During this module there will be opportunities for students to work with children and put the principles of assessment for learning into practice.

Indicative Syllabus

1. Exploration of key aspects of Geographical subject knowledge, including independent student enquiry and research

2. Geographical enquiry, experience and fieldwork in the EYFS, KS1 and KS2

3. Creative and challenging approaches to the teaching of Geography

4. Planning cross curricular units of work that promote good progress and outcomes by pupils in relation to the statutory requirements in Geography

5. Using assessment information to inform planning and planning for differentiation

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

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

2. have a detailed and coherent understanding of the underlying concepts and principles that define the distinctive nature of the subject and demonstrate the ability to analyse developments in Geography and it pedagogy

3. have a coherent and detailed knowledge of Geography and associated curriculum areas

4. know how to plan and teach well-structured sequences of lessons in cross curricular units of work that promote good progress and outcomes by pupils in relation to the statutory requirements for  Geography

5. recognise the benefits and challenges of cross curricular approaches to teaching and learning

6. be aware of pupils’ capabilities and their prior knowledge, and plan teaching to build on these

7. know and understand how to assess pupils’ work in Geography and know how to make use of formative and summative assessment to secure pupils’ progress

8. Be able to provide effective learning opportunities for all pupils, with a focus on an understanding of the three principles of inclusion:

- setting suitable learning challenges

- responding to pupils’ diverse learning needs

- overcoming potential barriers to learning and assessment for individuals and groups of pupils

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: 3000 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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