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