Modern Language In The Primary School 4 EDUC4012

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

The aim of the Specialist Study in a Modern Language in the Primary School, at the end of the two years, BEd 3 and BEd 4, is to equip the students as beginning teachers to take responsibility in their classroom for the teaching of a foreign language. In year 4 the focus switches from the student as learner to the student as teacher. The main aim is therefore to give students opportunities to use the foreign language learned in year 3 in practical teaching activities.

Timetable

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Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

The aim of the Specialist Study in a Modern Language in the Primary School, at the end of the two years, BEd 3 and BEd 4, is to equip the students as beginning teachers to take responsibility in their classroom for the teaching of a foreign language. In year 4 the focus switches from the student as learner to the student as teacher. The main aim is therefore to give students opportunities to use the foreign language learned in year 3 in practical teaching activities.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

On completion of this unit, in addition to the learning outcomes overtaken in year 3. Students will be able to:

- have developed confidence and fluency in the foreign language in a number of topic areas and classroom activities to enable them to take responsibility for the foreign language component in the primary school;

- have developed an appropriate pedagogy to enable them to integrate the foreign language teaching and learning with other elements of the primary curriculum;

- have developed an ability to converse in the foreign language with a sympathetic speaker of the target language on topics of conversation appropriate to the students' age and interest;

- have developed a conceptual basis for the evaluation of approaches to the teaching of foreign languages in the primary school;

- have developed independence of learning, curricular initiative and resourcefulness and a reflective attitude to the teaching and learning of foreign languages in the primary school.