Children Learning And Schools 1 EDUC1006

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This module is designed to introduce students to education as a field of study. It is designed to support students in mapping out the richness and diversity of the field, drawing out the potential of a variety of disciplined perspectives and methods of study, in the first instance focused on children, learning and development and the school system.

Assessment

1 x 1500 word essay or equivalent; 2 hour end-of-course examination; school experience portfolio; case study.

Course Aims

This module is designed to introduce students to education as a field of study. It is designed to support students in mapping out the richness and diversity of the field, drawing out the potential of a variety of disciplined perspectives and methods of study, in the first instance focused on children, learning and development and the school system.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

On completion of this module students will: have reflected on perspectives on the nature of childhood and their implications for education and the organisation of schooling; know about the rights of children; be conversant with the current social contexts of childrens' lives; have initial knowledge and understanding of theories of child development; have an initial understanding of contemporary learning theory, including recent work in multiple intelligences, self esteem, the importance of learning styles and metacognition; understand the essentials of the decision making framework of Scottish education; have explored their personal constructs of teaching in response to the above; have developed basic skills in preparation for their intital contact with children in primary classrooms; understand the structure of primary schooling mediated through the 5-4 curriculum; be prepared for school experience.