PG6016: Foundation Subject Strength: Primary Computing and IT


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PG6016: Foundation Subject Strength: Primary Computing and IT

Module Title Foundation Subject Strength: Primary Computing and IT
Module Code PG6016
Module Tutor Richard Brice
School School of Education
CAT Points 0
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

This module is designed to develop in depth subject knowledge of IT and Computing pedagogy for teaching, through applied study. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the role of an IT Coordinator and an enhanced knowledge of IT and Computing. Sessions will focus on how to develop a critical and analytical approach to children’s learning with IT and Computing whilst addressing National Curriculum requirements.Students will be able to respond positively and appropriately to individual and diverse learning needs through planning, teaching and assessment. The module also aims to support the students’ understanding of how IT can contribute towards the design and provision of an engaging curriculum and support learning effectively.  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 a good understanding of the role of IT and Computing in education and related pedagogy

2.  Demonstrate a secure knowledge and understanding of the curriculum requirements with the view to coordinating the subject in the future

3.  Design opportunities for pupils to develop their IT and Computing skills

4.  Demonstrate a creative and constructively critical approach towards innovation, being prepared to adapt their practice where benefits and improvements are identified

5.  Select appropriate teaching resources and teaching and learning approaches and justify their use

6.  Know how to plan, teach and assess well-structured lessons and sequences of lessons that promote good progress and outcomes by pupils

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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