PG6013: Foundation Subject Strength: Primary Art & Design


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PG6013: Foundation Subject Strength: Primary Art & Design

Module Title Foundation Subject Strength: Primary Art & Design
Module Code PG6013
Module Tutor Alison Parkin
School School of Education
CAT Points 0
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

The module will develop students’ knowledge and understanding of art and design in a primary setting. In particular it focuses on developing knowledge of the subject in relation to practice in school and the requirements of the National Curriculum programmes of study for Art and Design. Emphasis is placed on building practical skills and techniques, managing art in the classroom, multicultural references for art, cross-curricula links and considering the role of the art coordinator. Students will be encouraged to pursue their own development of the subject, keep a sketch book and collect examples of children’s work.

Indicative Syllabus
Learning Outcomes

On completion of the module students will be able to demonstrate that they have:

  1. a secure knowledge and understanding of the properties and potential of the range of media commonly available for learners in educational settings;
  2. sufficient understanding of the range of work in art and design to be able to teach the subject in the key stages for which they are being trained ;
  3. a secure understanding of how art activities can be planned, delivered and assessed to ensure successful learning ;
  4. sufficient knowledge of an appropriate range of artists, their works and techniques to select those who can be used effectively to promote pupils’ understanding of works of art and the roles and purposes of artists working in different times and cultures ;
  5. the knowledge and understanding to select and prepare art resources and plan for their safe and effective organisation .
  6. employ with increasing effectiveness the formal elements and relationships that are relevant to production in a range of media (eg. Composition, tone, texture, form etc)
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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