Postgraduate taught 

Education (Primary) (Dumfries campus) PGDE

Learning And Teaching In The Primary Curriculum DUMF5112

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

Learning and Teaching in the Primary Curriculum


To be completed

Excluded Courses





One assignment of 4000 words

Course Aims

To develop a critical understanding of the current curriculum, policy and practice and their roles in constructing effective learning experiences for children
- To enable students to develop a range of learning and assessment strategies which they are able to justify, plan, deliver, assess and evaluate

- To ensure that students understand the link between eff
ective teaching and the quality of children's learning, and the central importance of building productive relationships with the learners
- To enable students to subject the learning and teaching process to regular scrutiny through critical reflection

 - To develop professional identity in the context of professional ethical codes, values and commitments

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

Demonstrate a systematic and critical understanding of the curriculum, policy and practice guidelines
- Demonstrate a critical awareness of a range of approaches to teaching

- Demonstrate theoretical and practical understandings of the relationship between teaching and learning

- Plan learn
ing and teaching effectively to meet the needs of a socially and culturally diverse range of learners as well as those with additional support needs
- Use developing knowledge and understanding of how learning occurs to devise appropriate strategies for
 planning, implementation and assessment, with particular reference to strategies associated with Assessment is for Learning
- Build relationships with pupils and colleagues which foster learning

- Develop and continually improve professional practic
e through observation, reflection, evaluation, enquiry and critical engagement with literature
- Make ethical and professional judgements appropriate to their role as beginning teachers

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Satisfactory completion of course assessment (one essay comprising 100% of course assessment)