Curriculum And Assessment DUMF3006

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course gives students an understanding of the philosophical and ideological bases of curriculum design and development in Scotland. This will give them an understanding of how the Scottish primary school curriculum works, and how to implement and evaluate it. Students will learn how to assess pupils in schools with an emphasis on formative assessment.

Timetable

One x 2-hour lecture weekly, plus problem-based learning seminars.

Requirements of Entry

Entry to Year 3 of the MA Honours Primary Education with Teaching Qualification.

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

Co-requisite Year 3 courses on the MA in Primary Education.

Assessment

Essay (40%)

Examination (60%)

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

To sensitise students to important issues relating to the bases of the curriculum and how it is developed; to give them a thorough grounding in the Scottish primary curriculum; to understand the principles and practice of assessment, with special emphasis on the links between assessment and learning.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

In this course, the student will:
- Gain an understanding of the philosophical and ideological bases of curriculum design and development in Scotland

- Gain an understanding of the Scottish primary school curriculum, an understanding of how to implement it and an understanding of how it might be evaluated

- Gain an understanding of how to assess pupils i
n schools, with an emphasis on formative assessment

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must normally attend at least 80% of classes, and attempt all summative assessments.