Year 1 (national level 4):
- Curriculum Knowledge 1 (40 credits)
Gain knowledge in core and non-core subjects in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum. Study pedagogical approaches and learn what constitutes effective planning for children’s learning. Develop suitable learning opportunities and lessons using focused learning aims and objectives. Gain relevant experience in preparation for other year 1 modules.
- Professional Learning 1 (20 credits)
Be introduced to the role of a professional teacher, including key legislation, educational policies, and expectations. Take part in sessions relating to behaviour management, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, English as an Additional Language, inclusion and diversity, and safeguarding, within the Early Years and Primary contexts. Consider current curriculum models and gain the opportunity to plan for teaching and learning.
- Research and Scholarship 1 (20 credits)
Develop your skills in academic writing and research within education, as well as prepare yourself for thinking and writing critically throughout your degree. Explore topic areas such as planning for teaching and learning, developing curriculum models, theories of child development, and the learning environment as you practise your academic skills.
- School Experience 1 (20 credits)
Gain experience in a variety of educational settings, including Early Years, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 and SEND. Consider how subject knowledge, pedagogy and theory explored within study sessions is applied within a classroom context. Plan and deliver lessons and activities with the support of a professional within a school setting and reflect on your development.
- Wider Curriculum Studies 1 (20 credits)
Study a variety of planning models and consider related pedagogic strategies and approaches. Gain a range of offsite experiences and reflect upon issues surrounding child-centred, integrated learning experiences and opportunities, whilst continuing to develop your abilities to research subject content. Reflect upon similarities and differences between core and non-core subjects in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum.
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