PG6008: Introduction to Primary Computing and IT


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PG6008: Introduction to Primary Computing and IT

Module Title Introduction to Primary Computing and IT
Module Code PG6008
Module Tutor Richard Brice
School School of Education
CAT Points 0
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

The unit aims to introduce students to Educational Primary IT and Computing. It will help to develop students’ personal skills and subject-specific  pedagogical knowledge, critically examining the role of IT in primary education. It will develop 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 IT teaching and learning. The unit also aims to support the students’ understanding of how ICT can contribute towards the design and provision of an engaging curriculum and support learning effectively.  It will enable students to reflect upon and improve their own practice and take progressivelyincreasing responsibility for identifying and meeting their own CPD needs. The knowledge and skills developed in this unit will form a basis for successful IT use in a primary education context.

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. Have a creative and constructively critical approach towards innovation, demonstrating secure knowledge and understanding of how IT can be used effectively to support learning
  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 IT
  4. Apply their knowledge and understanding to planning and assessment within IT to enable all children to make good progress.
  5. Critically evaluate a range of teaching and learning approaches and their own teaching in order to improve their practice and outcomes for children
  6. Have a secure understanding of e-safety.
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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