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Undergraduate Module Descriptors 2012/13

BE6018: Foundation Subject Strength: Primary Languages Two

Module Title Foundation Subject Strength: Primary Languages Two
Module Code BE6018
Module Tutor Tim Morgan
School Institute of Education and Public Services
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 6
Pre-requisites Before taking this module you must pass BE5018
Co-requisites None
Restrictions Available only to students on the BEd (Hons) Primary Education / BA Primary Professional Education programmes
Brief Description

The module aims: to further enhance and extend the core training that the trainees will receive in the primary curriculum; to build upon BE5018 by further improving and enhancing trainees’ existing language skills and development of intercultural understanding; to examine whole school approaches related to the introduction of a Primary Language across the Primary age range and to the monitoring of standards and quality of subject provision.

Indicative Syllabus

Linguistic skills in a target language; consider whole school models for introducing primary languages; embedding languages in classroom  practice; progression and assessment; ICT and primary languages; inclusion, using research to inform teaching and whole school approaches.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

1. Demonstrate a well developed knowledge and understanding of the KS2 Languages Framework and the requirements to teach Primary Languages.

2. Demonstrate further understanding of a target language speaking country’s culture.

3. Demonstrate and evidence increased linguistic skills in a target language beyond Level B1 of the Languages Ladder

4. Demonstrate an understanding of whole school issues in the planning and teaching of a target language and the implications of the role of the subject specialist

5. Access recent inspection evidence and research evidence on teaching and learning in Primary Languages 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

6. Know how to use the above to inform and improve their teaching and promote development and well-being of the learners

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 30
Independent Learning Hours: 120
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 75% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 2000 words
002: 25% Practical Exam: Oral Examination: TBA
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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