PG6018: Foundation Subject Strength: Primary History

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PG6018: Foundation Subject Strength: Primary History

Module Title Foundation Subject Strength: Primary History
Module Code PG6018
Module Tutor Kate Thomson
School School of Education
CAT Points 0
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

The unit aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to plan, teach and assess history at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Students will develop an understanding of the process of historical enquiry and learn how to use a range of historical source materials, including film and documentary evidence with children. In this module there is a particularemphasis on cross curricular planning and planning for progression. Students will look in depth at the relationship between work in History and English and explore the use of historical fiction in the classroom.

Indicative Syllabus
Learning Outcomes

A student completing this unit should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the statutory curriculum requirements
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the underlying concepts and principles that define the distinctive nature of the subject and demonstrate a critical understanding of developments in the subject
  3. demonstrate a secure knowledge of the relevant subject(s) and curriculum areas
  4. plan and teach well-structured sequences of lessons in cross curricular units of work that promote good progress and outcomes by pupils in relation to the statutory requirements for history
  5. recognise the benefits and challenges of cross curricular approaches to teaching and learning
  6. identify pupils’ capabilities and their prior knowledge, and plan teaching to build on these
  7. assess pupils’ work in history and know how to make use of formative and summative assessment to secure pupils’ progress
  8. know when and how to differentiate appropriately, using approaches which enable pupils to be taught effectively
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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