PG6012: Foundation Subject Strength: Primary Geography


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PG6012: Foundation Subject Strength: Primary Geography

Module Title Foundation Subject Strength: Primary Geography
Module Code PG6012
Module Tutor Joanna Rigg
School School of Education
CAT Points 0
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

This unit aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to plan, teach and assess Knowledge and Understanding of the World and Geography. It extends students' knowledge and understanding of research and key teaching and learning approaches related to the concept of 'place'. There is a particular emphasis on planning sequences of lessons, developing an understanding of the principle of planning for progression and the characteristics of effective cross-curricular planning. During this module there will be opportunities for students to work with children.

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 the underlying concepts, principles and skills of Geography and how children learn in Geography
  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 Geography
  4. apply their knowledge and understanding to planning and assessment within Geography to enable all children to make good progress in their 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 Scheduled Contact Hours: 21
Independent Learning Hours: 21
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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