PG6007: Introduction to Primary Science


Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

PG6007: Introduction to Primary Science

Module Title Introduction to Primary Science
Module Code PG6007
Module Tutor Colin Forster
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 science to develop a creative and confident approach to primary science teaching; this includes developing the students’ personal subject knowledge and subject-specific pedagogical knowledge. In doing so, the unit aims to support the students’ understanding of approaches toplanning, expectations and target setting, monitoring and assessment, meeting the needs of all children, and behaviour management within the context of science 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 science, drawing on the constructivist approach to learning in science
  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 science
  4. apply their knowledge and understanding to planning and assessment within science to enable all children to make good progress in their scientific learning
  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.

What are Course Maps and Module Descriptors?

Course Maps

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.

Module Descriptors

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 Resources Archive

Course maps and module descriptors from previous years can be found in the Course Resources Archive.