PG6005: Introduction to Primary English

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PG6005: Introduction to Primary English

Module Title Introduction to Primary English
Module Code PG6005
Module Tutor Rachel Eperjesi
School School of Education
CAT Points 0
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

The unit aims to enable students to build on their knowledge and understanding of English to develop a creative and confident approach to primary English teaching; this includes developing the students’ personal subject knowledge and subject-specific pedagogical knowledge, including in relation to systematic, synthetic phonics. In doing so, the unit aims to support the students’ understanding of approaches to planning, expectations and target setting, monitoring and assessment, meeting the needs of all children, and behaviour management within the context of English teaching and learning.

Indicative Syllabus
Learning Outcomes

A student completing this unit should be able to:

  1. demonstrate secure knowledge and understanding of the current National Curriculum at either Foundation and KS1 or KS1 and KS2
  2. demonstrate secure knowledge and understanding of how children learn in English, in relation to the key strands of speaking and listening, reading and writing
  3. demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to identify and address individual learning needs, and to support children to overcome misconceptions and barriers to learning within English
  4. apply their knowledge and understanding to planning and assessment within English to enable all children to make good progress in their learning in all aspects of this core subject
  5. critically evaluate a range of teaching and learning approaches and their own teaching in order to improve their practice and outcomes for children
Learning and Teaching Activities
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, standard written: COURSEWORK
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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