Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
The module builds on and further develops trainee teachers’ knowledge and understanding of a range of educational principals and professional issues related to current practice in primary schools and other contexts for learning, to ensure success for all children. The module links directly to serial and block school experience.
The key elements of the module are: planning, creating and sustaining a purposeful learning environment, learning and teaching, assessment, monitoring and reporting.
Within these key elements there will be a focus on issues such as: the nature of professional development; refining lesson plans and sequences of lessons; developing medium term plans; developing effective strategies for managing and organising learners; assessment, monitoring and reporting; catering for a range of diverse needs and planning for personalised learning; providing learning experiences that promote inclusive practice and team working and collaboration with colleagues.
Trainee teachers will be encouraged to make links between theory and practice by reflecting on their observations and experience in the classroom, discussions and relevant reading material.
Students will learn how 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
A student passing this module should be able to:
1. Analyse and evaluate theory and research evidence in order to use this to inform practice in schools;
2. Analyse their own practice and justify the use of a range of teaching and management techniques;
3. Promote children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development throughout their teaching;
4. Use a range of formative assessment strategies to inform lesson plans and sequences of lessons;
5. Have sufficient knowledge and understanding to be able to make medium term plans demonstrating continuity and progression for all learners.
6. Produce medium term plans that demonstrate an understanding of statutory requirements and cross-curricular opportunities to promote learning
A course map contains a list of the individual study units, called modules, that you study to complete your course. Some modules are compulsory, but you can sometimes choose modules outside your core area of study which interest you.
A module is a self-contained, individual unit of study. The module descriptor provides various details about the module including who the module tutor is, what you will be studying, how you will be assessed and what you will have learned once you have completed the module.
Course maps and module descriptors from previous years can be found in the Course Resources Archive.
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