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BEd Primary Education

Academic Year 2019/20

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Programme Title BEd Primary Education Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)
Bachelor of Education
Programme Code PRI-BED-P UCAS Code X120 HECoS Code 100511
ATAS Clearance Required No
Mode of Study Full Time
Type of Programme Single Honours Length of Programme 4 Academic Year(s) Total Credits for Programme 480
Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Teaching Institution

Stranmillis University College

School/Department

Stranmillis University College

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
www.qaa.ac.uk

Level 6

QAA Benchmark Group
www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

Education Studies (2015)

Accreditations (PSRB)

Education and Training Inspectorate, on behalf of the Dept of Education

Date of most recent Accreditation Visit 01-02-09

General Teaching Council Northern Ireland

Date of most recent Accreditation Visit 01-01-12

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

N/A

Programme Specific Regulations

The degree of Bachelor of Education is an honours degree. It carries eligibility to teach enabling students to claim qualified teacher status from GTCNI.

The following module weightings are used when calculating the honours classification: Stage 1 10%, Stage 2 15%, Stage 3 30% and Stage 4 45%.
Students are required at the end of the programme to have completed and passed modules worth 480 CATS. It is not possible for a student to progress from one stage of the degree to another without completing and passing the relevant placement modules.

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

Yes
Students are subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations.

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

The programme, leading to the Bachelor of Education degree, is designed to provide students with a professional education in the foundations of primary education while having three constituent elements that are complementary and mutually enriching. The programme includes Curriculum Studies, Educational Studies and, thirdly, Professional Studies and School Placement. These parallel strands reflect the competence-based approach to initial teacher education required by the Department of Education, the relevant accreditation body, and the teacher competences as detailed by the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland (GTCNI). Curriculum Studies develops an understanding and knowledge of the revised Northern Ireland Curriculum and enables students to address contemporary curriculum issues. Whilst there is a clear focus on Literacy and Numeracy, all Areas of Learning of the revised Northern Ireland Curriculum are addressed.

Educational Studies encourages critical reflection on professional practice among students with particular relevance to the primary sector. Professional Studies and Placement is at the core of the programme. It is the central foundation of the degree, providing progressive professional preparation for students in schools and classrooms.

A particular concern of the programme is that there is synthesis between the development of the theoretical and practical aspects and that the students are able to develop their own personal philosophical position of education drawing on arguments from the literature and other sources. The programme is designed to equip students with the range of skills which, taken together, foster an ability to be self-motivated learners and increase capacity to undertake independent work in a progressive way. Many of the skills developed in the course are transferable, although the programme is designed to enable undergraduates to become effective and efficient teachers in that they are awarded ‘eligibility to teach’ status upon successful graduation from the programme.

Aims:
• to provide professional preparation for teachers in the primary sector, in the context of the GTCNI professional competences.

• to challenge students intellectually.

• to encourage a flexible and adaptable approach towards professional issues.

• to develop among students a range of professional skills.

• to develop an understanding of a range of contemporary curriculum issues.

• to develop an understanding of the synthesis between theoretical and practical aspects of the programme.

• to develop among students high levels of teaching skills.

• to develop an ability for self-motivation among students.

• to develop independent learning among students.

• to develop transferable learning and research skills.

• to develop a critical community of scholarship.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

The programme provides students with the ability to be self reflective, to exercise sound judgement, to work autonomously and to think independently. Students undertake an analysis and interpretation of material from different contexts and respond to different theoretical positions. They have the capacity to undertake research through a variety of methods, will gather and synthesise information from a range of primary and secondary sources and be able to analyse and interpret this information to achieve a balanced and substance response to complex arguments and to draw a reasoned position from a variety of different sources.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are introduced to problem solving and information using strategies as well as general theoretical approaches.

Teaching occurs in a variety of ways, although the main emphasis throughout this programme is on the development of skill confidence. In that regard students are required to develop a personal philosophical position to sustain and support their approaches in classrooms.

Methods of Assessment

Individual work is developed through dissertations and all students undertake a double module dissertation at the fourth stage. In stage 3 of the degree the students have the opportunity to do small projects, in a variety of different modules. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods and includes unseen written examinations, projects, portfolios, presentations and general coursework. A major part of the assessment is the assessment of students’ skill competence in practical teaching. Practical teaching and skill confidence is at the core of the development of the programme.

Demonstrate a basic ability to analyse educational concepts (Level 1).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are introduced to problem solving and information using strategies as well as general theoretical approaches.

Teaching occurs in a variety of ways, although the main emphasis throughout this programme is on the development of skill confidence. In that regard students are required to develop a personal philosophical position to sustain and support their approaches in classrooms.

Methods of Assessment

Individual work is developed through dissertations and all students undertake a double module dissertation at the fourth stage. In stage 3 of the degree the students have the opportunity to do small projects, in a variety of different modules. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods and includes unseen written examinations, projects, portfolios, presentations and general coursework. A major part of the assessment is the assessment of students’ skill competence in practical teaching. Practical teaching and skill confidence is at the core of the development of the programme.

Demonstrate a basic ability to identify potential connections between educational concepts and their application in educational policies and contexts (Level 1).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are introduced to problem solving and information using strategies as well as general theoretical approaches.

Teaching occurs in a variety of ways, although the main emphasis throughout this programme is on the development of skill confidence. In that regard students are required to develop a personal philosophical position to sustain and support their approaches in classrooms.

Methods of Assessment

Individual work is developed through dissertations and all students undertake a double module dissertation at the fourth stage. In stage 3 of the degree the students have the opportunity to do small projects, in a variety of different modules. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods and includes unseen written examinations, projects, portfolios, presentations and general coursework. A major part of the assessment is the assessment of students’ skill competence in practical teaching. Practical teaching and skill confidence is at the core of the development of the programme.

Demonstrate some ability to accommodate new principles and understandings (Level 1).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are introduced to problem solving and information using strategies as well as general theoretical approaches.

Teaching occurs in a variety of ways, although the main emphasis throughout this programme is on the development of skill confidence. In that regard students are required to develop a personal philosophical position to sustain and support their approaches in classrooms.

Methods of Assessment

Individual work is developed through dissertations and all students undertake a double module dissertation at the fourth stage. In stage 3 of the degree the students have the opportunity to do small projects, in a variety of different modules. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods and includes unseen written examinations, projects, portfolios, presentations and general coursework. A major part of the assessment is the assessment of students’ skill competence in practical teaching. Practical teaching and skill confidence is at the core of the development of the programme.

Demonstrate a basic ability to reflect on their own value system (Level 1).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are introduced to problem solving and information using strategies as well as general theoretical approaches.

Teaching occurs in a variety of ways, although the main emphasis throughout this programme is on the development of skill confidence. In that regard students are required to develop a personal philosophical position to sustain and support their approaches in classrooms.

Methods of Assessment

Individual work is developed through dissertations and all students undertake a double module dissertation at the fourth stage. In stage 3 of the degree the students have the opportunity to do small projects, in a variety of different modules. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods and includes unseen written examinations, projects, portfolios, presentations and general coursework. A major part of the assessment is the assessment of students’ skill competence in practical teaching. Practical teaching and skill confidence is at the core of the development of the programme.

Demonstrate a developing ability to question concepts and theories encountered in their study (Level 1).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are introduced to problem solving and information using strategies as well as general theoretical approaches.

Teaching occurs in a variety of ways, although the main emphasis throughout this programme is on the development of skill confidence. In that regard students are required to develop a personal philosophical position to sustain and support their approaches in classrooms.

Methods of Assessment

Individual work is developed through dissertations and all students undertake a double module dissertation at the fourth stage. In stage 3 of the degree the students have the opportunity to do small projects, in a variety of different modules. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods and includes unseen written examinations, projects, portfolios, presentations and general coursework. A major part of the assessment is the assessment of students’ skill competence in practical teaching. Practical teaching and skill confidence is at the core of the development of the programme.

Demonstrate a basic understanding of the significance and limitations of theory and research (Level 1).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are introduced to problem solving and information using strategies as well as general theoretical approaches.

Teaching occurs in a variety of ways, although the main emphasis throughout this programme is on the development of skill confidence. In that regard students are required to develop a personal philosophical position to sustain and support their approaches in classrooms.

Methods of Assessment

Individual work is developed through dissertations and all students undertake a double module dissertation at the fourth stage. In stage 3 of the degree the students have the opportunity to do small projects, in a variety of different modules. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods and includes unseen written examinations, projects, portfolios, presentations and general coursework. A major part of the assessment is the assessment of students’ skill competence in practical teaching. Practical teaching and skill confidence is at the core of the development of the programme.

Demonstrate an ability to analyse concepts critically (Level 2).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are introduced to problem solving and information using strategies as well as general theoretical approaches.

Teaching occurs in a variety of ways, although the main emphasis throughout this programme is on the development of skill confidence. In that regard students are required to develop a personal philosophical position to sustain and support their approaches in classrooms.

Methods of Assessment

Individual work is developed through dissertations and all students undertake a double module dissertation at the fourth stage. In stage 3 of the degree the students have the opportunity to do small projects, in a variety of different modules. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods and includes unseen written examinations, projects, portfolios, presentations and general coursework. A major part of the assessment is the assessment of students’ skill competence in practical teaching. Practical teaching and skill confidence is at the core of the development of the programme.

Demonstrate an ability to identify and reflect on potential connections between educational concepts and their application in educational policies and contexts (Level 2).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are introduced to problem solving and information using strategies as well as general theoretical approaches.

Teaching occurs in a variety of ways, although the main emphasis throughout this programme is on the development of skill confidence. In that regard students are required to develop a personal philosophical position to sustain and support their approaches in classrooms.

Methods of Assessment

Individual work is developed through dissertations and all students undertake a double module dissertation at the fourth stage. In stage 3 of the degree the students have the opportunity to do small projects, in a variety of different modules. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods and includes unseen written examinations, projects, portfolios, presentations and general coursework. A major part of the assessment is the assessment of students’ skill competence in practical teaching. Practical teaching and skill confidence is at the core of the development of the programme.

Demonstrate an ability to accommodate new principles and understandings (Level 2).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are introduced to problem solving and information using strategies as well as general theoretical approaches.

Teaching occurs in a variety of ways, although the main emphasis throughout this programme is on the development of skill confidence. In that regard students are required to develop a personal philosophical position to sustain and support their approaches in classrooms.

Methods of Assessment

Individual work is developed through dissertations and all students undertake a double module dissertation at the fourth stage. In stage 3 of the degree the students have the opportunity to do small projects, in a variety of different modules. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods and includes unseen written examinations, projects, portfolios, presentations and general coursework. A major part of the assessment is the assessment of students’ skill competence in practical teaching. Practical teaching and skill confidence is at the core of the development of the programme.

Demonstrate the ability to reflect on their own value system (Level 2).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are introduced to problem solving and information using strategies as well as general theoretical approaches.

Teaching occurs in a variety of ways, although the main emphasis throughout this programme is on the development of skill confidence. In that regard students are required to develop a personal philosophical position to sustain and support their approaches in classrooms.

Methods of Assessment

Individual work is developed through dissertations and all students undertake a double module dissertation at the fourth stage. In stage 3 of the degree the students have the opportunity to do small projects, in a variety of different modules. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods and includes unseen written examinations, projects, portfolios, presentations and general coursework. A major part of the assessment is the assessment of students’ skill competence in practical teaching. Practical teaching and skill confidence is at the core of the development of the programme.

Demonstrate the ability to use their knowledge and understanding critically to locate and justify a personal position in relation to the main educational themes and issues (Level 2).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are introduced to problem solving and information using strategies as well as general theoretical approaches.

Teaching occurs in a variety of ways, although the main emphasis throughout this programme is on the development of skill confidence. In that regard students are required to develop a personal philosophical position to sustain and support their approaches in classrooms.

Methods of Assessment

Individual work is developed through dissertations and all students undertake a double module dissertation at the fourth stage. In stage 3 of the degree the students have the opportunity to do small projects, in a variety of different modules. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods and includes unseen written examinations, projects, portfolios, presentations and general coursework. A major part of the assessment is the assessment of students’ skill competence in practical teaching. Practical teaching and skill confidence is at the core of the development of the programme.

Demonstrate a sound understanding of the significance and limitations of theory and research (Level 2).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are introduced to problem solving and information using strategies as well as general theoretical approaches.

Teaching occurs in a variety of ways, although the main emphasis throughout this programme is on the development of skill confidence. In that regard students are required to develop a personal philosophical position to sustain and support their approaches in classrooms.

Methods of Assessment

Individual work is developed through dissertations and all students undertake a double module dissertation at the fourth stage. In stage 3 of the degree the students have the opportunity to do small projects, in a variety of different modules. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods and includes unseen written examinations, projects, portfolios, presentations and general coursework. A major part of the assessment is the assessment of students’ skill competence in practical teaching. Practical teaching and skill confidence is at the core of the development of the programme.

Demonstrate a well-developed ability to analyse concepts, theories and issues of policy (Level 3).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are introduced to problem solving and information using strategies as well as general theoretical approaches.

Teaching occurs in a variety of ways, although the main emphasis throughout this programme is on the development of skill confidence. In that regard students are required to develop a personal philosophical position to sustain and support their approaches in classrooms.

Methods of Assessment

Individual work is developed through dissertations and all students undertake a double module dissertation at the fourth stage. In stage 3 of the degree the students have the opportunity to do small projects, in a variety of different modules. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods and includes unseen written examinations, projects, portfolios, presentations and general coursework. A major part of the assessment is the assessment of students’ skill competence in practical teaching. Practical teaching and skill confidence is at the core of the development of the programme.

Demonstrate a well-developed ability to accommodate new principles and understandings (Level 3).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are introduced to problem solving and information using strategies as well as general theoretical approaches.

Teaching occurs in a variety of ways, although the main emphasis throughout this programme is on the development of skill confidence. In that regard students are required to develop a personal philosophical position to sustain and support their approaches in classrooms.

Methods of Assessment

Individual work is developed through dissertations and all students undertake a double module dissertation at the fourth stage. In stage 3 of the degree the students have the opportunity to do small projects, in a variety of different modules. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods and includes unseen written examinations, projects, portfolios, presentations and general coursework. A major part of the assessment is the assessment of students’ skill competence in practical teaching. Practical teaching and skill confidence is at the core of the development of the programme.

Demonstrate a high level of ability to reflect on their own value system (Level 3).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are introduced to problem solving and information using strategies as well as general theoretical approaches.

Teaching occurs in a variety of ways, although the main emphasis throughout this programme is on the development of skill confidence. In that regard students are required to develop a personal philosophical position to sustain and support their approaches in classrooms.

Methods of Assessment

Individual work is developed through dissertations and all students undertake a double module dissertation at the fourth stage. In stage 3 of the degree the students have the opportunity to do small projects, in a variety of different modules. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods and includes unseen written examinations, projects, portfolios, presentations and general coursework. A major part of the assessment is the assessment of students’ skill competence in practical teaching. Practical teaching and skill confidence is at the core of the development of the programme.

Demonstrate the ability to integrate their knowledge and understanding with a critical understanding of the significance and limitations of theory and research (Level 3).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are introduced to problem solving and information using strategies as well as general theoretical approaches.

Teaching occurs in a variety of ways, although the main emphasis throughout this programme is on the development of skill confidence. In that regard students are required to develop a personal philosophical position to sustain and support their approaches in classrooms.

Methods of Assessment

Individual work is developed through dissertations and all students undertake a double module dissertation at the fourth stage. In stage 3 of the degree the students have the opportunity to do small projects, in a variety of different modules. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods and includes unseen written examinations, projects, portfolios, presentations and general coursework. A major part of the assessment is the assessment of students’ skill competence in practical teaching. Practical teaching and skill confidence is at the core of the development of the programme.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

The programme is designed to enable students to acquire knowledge and understanding of educational studies and curriculum studies to enable them to become effective primary school teachers. The programme also requires students to undertake substantial periods of school placement and to successfully pass that in order to graduate as teachers. The programme develops an understanding of key concepts that are used in understanding teaching and developing teaching
skills and major themes are addressed in the study of education and curriculum studies that produces an informed approach to primary education.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by lectures, seminars and small group tutorials. Many of these are enhanced using learning aids, power point presentations, handouts, reading materials and through some of the interactive methods developed by the CETL.

Seminars offer a sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate breadth of knowledge gained independently from direct reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Methods of Assessment

Student presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their understanding of a topic while dissertation work is individually supervised.

Feedback is provided on formative and assessed work, enhanced by the opportunity for individual consultation with a tutor. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, essays, coursework, projects, portfolios, individual and group presentation, seminar and tutorial reports.

Demonstrate a basic awareness of developments in the area of primary education (Level 1).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by lectures, seminars and small group tutorials. Many of these are enhanced using learning aids, power point presentations, handouts, reading materials and through some of the interactive methods developed by the CETL.

Seminars offer a sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate breadth of knowledge gained independently from direct reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Methods of Assessment

Student presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their understanding of a topic while dissertation work is individually supervised.

Feedback is provided on formative and assessed work, enhanced by the opportunity for individual consultation with a tutor. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, essays, coursework, projects, portfolios, individual and group presentation, seminar and tutorial reports.

Demonstrate an understanding of issues/problems/themes (Level 1).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by lectures, seminars and small group tutorials. Many of these are enhanced using learning aids, power point presentations, handouts, reading materials and through some of the interactive methods developed by the CETL.

Seminars offer a sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate breadth of knowledge gained independently from direct reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Methods of Assessment

Student presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their understanding of a topic while dissertation work is individually supervised.

Feedback is provided on formative and assessed work, enhanced by the opportunity for individual consultation with a tutor. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, essays, coursework, projects, portfolios, individual and group presentation, seminar and tutorial reports.

Demonstrate basic perspectives (Level 1).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by lectures, seminars and small group tutorials. Many of these are enhanced using learning aids, power point presentations, handouts, reading materials and through some of the interactive methods developed by the CETL.

Seminars offer a sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate breadth of knowledge gained independently from direct reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Methods of Assessment

Student presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their understanding of a topic while dissertation work is individually supervised.

Feedback is provided on formative and assessed work, enhanced by the opportunity for individual consultation with a tutor. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, essays, coursework, projects, portfolios, individual and group presentation, seminar and tutorial reports.

Demonstrate a basic awareness of differing methods of enquiry (Level 1).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by lectures, seminars and small group tutorials. Many of these are enhanced using learning aids, power point presentations, handouts, reading materials and through some of the interactive methods developed by the CETL.

Seminars offer a sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate breadth of knowledge gained independently from direct reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Methods of Assessment

Student presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their understanding of a topic while dissertation work is individually supervised.

Feedback is provided on formative and assessed work, enhanced by the opportunity for individual consultation with a tutor. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, essays, coursework, projects, portfolios, individual and group presentation, seminar and tutorial reports.

Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of major contributions in the area (Level 2).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by lectures, seminars and small group tutorials. Many of these are enhanced using learning aids, power point presentations, handouts, reading materials and through some of the interactive methods developed by the CETL.

Seminars offer a sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate breadth of knowledge gained independently from direct reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Methods of Assessment

Student presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their understanding of a topic while dissertation work is individually supervised.

Feedback is provided on formative and assessed work, enhanced by the opportunity for individual consultation with a tutor. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, essays, coursework, projects, portfolios, individual and group presentation, seminar and tutorial reports.

Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of issues/problems in the area (Level 2).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by lectures, seminars and small group tutorials. Many of these are enhanced using learning aids, power point presentations, handouts, reading materials and through some of the interactive methods developed by the CETL.

Seminars offer a sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate breadth of knowledge gained independently from direct reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Methods of Assessment

Student presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their understanding of a topic while dissertation work is individually supervised.

Feedback is provided on formative and assessed work, enhanced by the opportunity for individual consultation with a tutor. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, essays, coursework, projects, portfolios, individual and group presentation, seminar and tutorial reports.

Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the complexity of the area (Level 2).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by lectures, seminars and small group tutorials. Many of these are enhanced using learning aids, power point presentations, handouts, reading materials and through some of the interactive methods developed by the CETL.

Seminars offer a sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate breadth of knowledge gained independently from direct reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Methods of Assessment

Student presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their understanding of a topic while dissertation work is individually supervised.

Feedback is provided on formative and assessed work, enhanced by the opportunity for individual consultation with a tutor. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, essays, coursework, projects, portfolios, individual and group presentation, seminar and tutorial reports.

Demonstrate a knowledge of a range of theoretical and research-based evidence (Level 2).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by lectures, seminars and small group tutorials. Many of these are enhanced using learning aids, power point presentations, handouts, reading materials and through some of the interactive methods developed by the CETL.

Seminars offer a sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate breadth of knowledge gained independently from direct reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Methods of Assessment

Student presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their understanding of a topic while dissertation work is individually supervised.

Feedback is provided on formative and assessed work, enhanced by the opportunity for individual consultation with a tutor. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, essays, coursework, projects, portfolios, individual and group presentation, seminar and tutorial reports.

Demonstrate a critical knowledge and understanding of contemporary research, writing and developments in the area (Level 3).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by lectures, seminars and small group tutorials. Many of these are enhanced using learning aids, power point presentations, handouts, reading materials and through some of the interactive methods developed by the CETL.

Seminars offer a sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate breadth of knowledge gained independently from direct reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Methods of Assessment

Student presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their understanding of a topic while dissertation work is individually supervised.

Feedback is provided on formative and assessed work, enhanced by the opportunity for individual consultation with a tutor. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, essays, coursework, projects, portfolios, individual and group presentation, seminar and tutorial reports.

Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of and critical understanding of the issues/problems in the area (Level 3).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by lectures, seminars and small group tutorials. Many of these are enhanced using learning aids, power point presentations, handouts, reading materials and through some of the interactive methods developed by the CETL.

Seminars offer a sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate breadth of knowledge gained independently from direct reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Methods of Assessment

Student presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their understanding of a topic while dissertation work is individually supervised.

Feedback is provided on formative and assessed work, enhanced by the opportunity for individual consultation with a tutor. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, essays, coursework, projects, portfolios, individual and group presentation, seminar and tutorial reports.

Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of critical insights in the field (Level 3).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by lectures, seminars and small group tutorials. Many of these are enhanced using learning aids, power point presentations, handouts, reading materials and through some of the interactive methods developed by the CETL.

Seminars offer a sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate breadth of knowledge gained independently from direct reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Methods of Assessment

Student presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their understanding of a topic while dissertation work is individually supervised.

Feedback is provided on formative and assessed work, enhanced by the opportunity for individual consultation with a tutor. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, essays, coursework, projects, portfolios, individual and group presentation, seminar and tutorial reports.

Demonstrate a critical ability to select and synthesise from a range of theoretical and research-based evidence (Level 3).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by lectures, seminars and small group tutorials. Many of these are enhanced using learning aids, power point presentations, handouts, reading materials and through some of the interactive methods developed by the CETL.

Seminars offer a sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate breadth of knowledge gained independently from direct reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Methods of Assessment

Student presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their understanding of a topic while dissertation work is individually supervised.

Feedback is provided on formative and assessed work, enhanced by the opportunity for individual consultation with a tutor. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, essays, coursework, projects, portfolios, individual and group presentation, seminar and tutorial reports.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Each of the three elements of the degree encourages students to develop their capacity to understand and reflect upon the nature of the different approaches. Curriculum studies introduce students to the Northern Ireland Curriculum, its foundations together with the philosophical development of a curriculum. Educational studies encourages students to develop their own personal philosophy drawing upon a range of educational disciplines and developing specific interest in aspects of education including special educational needs and diversity, disadvantage and working with disaffected pupils. Professional Studies and Placement is an essential element of the degree as students have the opportunity to develop their own subject skill competence and, in the broadest sense, to become teachers. An essential part of the development of a teacher is their capacity to be graduates to have a broad understanding of the world, the capacity to make sense of complex issues and to explain complex issues in a lucid and coherent way.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars together with a range of workshops and extensive periods of school placement experience. Seminars often provide a sustained opportunity for debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge independently from direct reading or shared resources.

Methods of Assessment

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their capacity to think independently. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, seminar papers, coursework, projects, individual and group presentations. Assessment can include group assessment, peer assessment or formal assessment.

Demonstrate an ability to plan and prepare single lessons of work (Level 1).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars together with a range of workshops and extensive periods of school placement experience. Seminars often provide a sustained opportunity for debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge independently from direct reading or shared resources.

Methods of Assessment

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their capacity to think independently. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, seminar papers, coursework, projects, individual and group presentations. Assessment can include group assessment, peer assessment or formal assessment.

Demonstrate the capacity to take responsibility for single lessons (Level 1).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars together with a range of workshops and extensive periods of school placement experience. Seminars often provide a sustained opportunity for debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge independently from direct reading or shared resources.

Methods of Assessment

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their capacity to think independently. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, seminar papers, coursework, projects, individual and group presentations. Assessment can include group assessment, peer assessment or formal assessment.

Demonstrate the capacity to engage in reflection (Level 1).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars together with a range of workshops and extensive periods of school placement experience. Seminars often provide a sustained opportunity for debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge independently from direct reading or shared resources.

Methods of Assessment

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their capacity to think independently. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, seminar papers, coursework, projects, individual and group presentations. Assessment can include group assessment, peer assessment or formal assessment.

Demonstrate the capacity to identify aspects of school life (Level 1).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars together with a range of workshops and extensive periods of school placement experience. Seminars often provide a sustained opportunity for debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge independently from direct reading or shared resources.

Methods of Assessment

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their capacity to think independently. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, seminar papers, coursework, projects, individual and group presentations. Assessment can include group assessment, peer assessment or formal assessment.

Demonstrate the capacity to relate positively to children (Level 1).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars together with a range of workshops and extensive periods of school placement experience. Seminars often provide a sustained opportunity for debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge independently from direct reading or shared resources.

Methods of Assessment

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their capacity to think independently. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, seminar papers, coursework, projects, individual and group presentations. Assessment can include group assessment, peer assessment or formal assessment.

Demonstrate a high level of ability to plan and prepare short units of work (Level 2).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars together with a range of workshops and extensive periods of school placement experience. Seminars often provide a sustained opportunity for debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge independently from direct reading or shared resources.

Methods of Assessment

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their capacity to think independently. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, seminar papers, coursework, projects, individual and group presentations. Assessment can include group assessment, peer assessment or formal assessment.

Demonstrate the capacity to take responsibility for prescribed units of work and manage transitions (Level 2).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars together with a range of workshops and extensive periods of school placement experience. Seminars often provide a sustained opportunity for debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge independently from direct reading or shared resources.

Methods of Assessment

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their capacity to think independently. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, seminar papers, coursework, projects, individual and group presentations. Assessment can include group assessment, peer assessment or formal assessment.

Demonstrate the capacity to reflect critically (Level 2).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars together with a range of workshops and extensive periods of school placement experience. Seminars often provide a sustained opportunity for debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge independently from direct reading or shared resources.

Methods of Assessment

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their capacity to think independently. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, seminar papers, coursework, projects, individual and group presentations. Assessment can include group assessment, peer assessment or formal assessment.

Demonstrate a contribution to some of the work of the school (Level 2).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars together with a range of workshops and extensive periods of school placement experience. Seminars often provide a sustained opportunity for debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge independently from direct reading or shared resources.

Methods of Assessment

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their capacity to think independently. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, seminar papers, coursework, projects, individual and group presentations. Assessment can include group assessment, peer assessment or formal assessment.

Demonstrate the capacity to form good working relationships with pupils and significant others (Level 2).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars together with a range of workshops and extensive periods of school placement experience. Seminars often provide a sustained opportunity for debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge independently from direct reading or shared resources.

Methods of Assessment

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their capacity to think independently. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, seminar papers, coursework, projects, individual and group presentations. Assessment can include group assessment, peer assessment or formal assessment.

Demonstrate through their practical teaching a high level of ability to plan, prepare, teach and assess across the Northern Ireland Curriculum or the pre-school
curriculum, as appropriate (Level 3).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars together with a range of workshops and extensive periods of school placement experience. Seminars often provide a sustained opportunity for debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge independently from direct reading or shared resources.

Methods of Assessment

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their capacity to think independently. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, seminar papers, coursework, projects, individual and group presentations. Assessment can include group assessment, peer assessment or formal assessment.

Demonstrate through their practical teaching the capacity to take responsibility for a class for a sustained period of time (Level 3).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars together with a range of workshops and extensive periods of school placement experience. Seminars often provide a sustained opportunity for debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge independently from direct reading or shared resources.

Methods of Assessment

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their capacity to think independently. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, seminar papers, coursework, projects, individual and group presentations. Assessment can include group assessment, peer assessment or formal assessment.

Demonstrate through their practical teaching the capacity to inform their teaching through critical reflection (Level 3).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars together with a range of workshops and extensive periods of school placement experience. Seminars often provide a sustained opportunity for debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge independently from direct reading or shared resources.

Methods of Assessment

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their capacity to think independently. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, seminar papers, coursework, projects, individual and group presentations. Assessment can include group assessment, peer assessment or formal assessment.

Demonstrate through their practical teaching the ability to make a contribution to the work of the school (Level 3).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars together with a range of workshops and extensive periods of school placement experience. Seminars often provide a sustained opportunity for debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge independently from direct reading or shared resources.

Methods of Assessment

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their capacity to think independently. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, seminar papers, coursework, projects, individual and group presentations. Assessment can include group assessment, peer assessment or formal assessment.

Demonstrate through their practical teaching the capacity to form and sustain good working relationships with pupils and significant others (Level 3).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching is by formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars together with a range of workshops and extensive periods of school placement experience. Seminars often provide a sustained opportunity for debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge independently from direct reading or shared resources.

Methods of Assessment

Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interest and develop their capacity to think independently. Assessment is by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including unseen written examinations, seminar papers, coursework, projects, individual and group presentations. Assessment can include group assessment, peer assessment or formal assessment.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Students will acquire a range of skills that are transferable to other areas of their endeavour. These include the ability to collate and process information from an array of sources including electronic sources. They all develop the ability to use their knowledge to present cogent arguments and to clarify complex issues and present ideas and arguments orally in formal and informal contexts and make coherent presentations. It is important that students will have the opportunity to work in teams to share ideas to respond to criticism constructively and to think coherently in a precise manner.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

A range of teaching and assessment methods employed throughout this degree will provide an array of assessments that will challenge students in their development of transferable skills.

Methods of Assessment

The programme will provide an array of different tasks to enable students to deal with materials both primary and secondary to synthesise lectures, to be involved in planning sessions to write essays, projects and dissertations by specific times and to prepare presentations both singly and in groups. Feedback will be provided both formatively and summatively. There will be peer and group assessment.

Self evaluation will be developed through the completion of a personal development portfolio. Assessment is by a variety of methods and students will be challenged at all times to be creative in their development of skills.

Communicate adequately in speech and writing using some specialist vocabulary (Level 1).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

A range of teaching and assessment methods employed throughout this degree will provide an array of assessments that will challenge students in their development of transferable skills.

Methods of Assessment

The programme will provide an array of different tasks to enable students to deal with materials both primary and secondary to synthesise lectures, to be involved in planning sessions to write essays, projects and dissertations by specific times and to prepare presentations both singly and in groups. Feedback will be provided both formatively and summatively. There will be peer and group assessment.

Self evaluation will be developed through the completion of a personal development portfolio. Assessment is by a variety of methods and students will be challenged at all times to be creative in their development of skills.

Have an ability to use ICT for personal study and in other appropriate situations (Level 1).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

A range of teaching and assessment methods employed throughout this degree will provide an array of assessments that will challenge students in their development of transferable skills.

Methods of Assessment

The programme will provide an array of different tasks to enable students to deal with materials both primary and secondary to synthesise lectures, to be involved in planning sessions to write essays, projects and dissertations by specific times and to prepare presentations both singly and in groups. Feedback will be provided both formatively and summatively. There will be peer and group assessment.

Self evaluation will be developed through the completion of a personal development portfolio. Assessment is by a variety of methods and students will be challenged at all times to be creative in their development of skills.

Have an ability to interpret simple graphical and tabular presentation of data and to collect and present numerical
data (Level 1).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

A range of teaching and assessment methods employed throughout this degree will provide an array of assessments that will challenge students in their development of transferable skills.

Methods of Assessment

The programme will provide an array of different tasks to enable students to deal with materials both primary and secondary to synthesise lectures, to be involved in planning sessions to write essays, projects and dissertations by specific times and to prepare presentations both singly and in groups. Feedback will be provided both formatively and summatively. There will be peer and group assessment.

Self evaluation will be developed through the completion of a personal development portfolio. Assessment is by a variety of methods and students will be challenged at all times to be creative in their development of skills.

Have a basic ability to collaborate as part of a team, to carry out roles allocated by the team and to keep to agreed responsibilities (Level 1).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

A range of teaching and assessment methods employed throughout this degree will provide an array of assessments that will challenge students in their development of transferable skills.

Methods of Assessment

The programme will provide an array of different tasks to enable students to deal with materials both primary and secondary to synthesise lectures, to be involved in planning sessions to write essays, projects and dissertations by specific times and to prepare presentations both singly and in groups. Feedback will be provided both formatively and summatively. There will be peer and group assessment.

Self evaluation will be developed through the completion of a personal development portfolio. Assessment is by a variety of methods and students will be challenged at all times to be creative in their development of skills.

Have a basic understanding of their own preferred learning styles and strategies and be able to use this
understanding to organise an effective work pattern including meeting deadlines (Level 1).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

A range of teaching and assessment methods employed throughout this degree will provide an array of assessments that will challenge students in their development of transferable skills.

Methods of Assessment

The programme will provide an array of different tasks to enable students to deal with materials both primary and secondary to synthesise lectures, to be involved in planning sessions to write essays, projects and dissertations by specific times and to prepare presentations both singly and in groups. Feedback will be provided both formatively and summatively. There will be peer and group assessment.

Self evaluation will be developed through the completion of a personal development portfolio. Assessment is by a variety of methods and students will be challenged at all times to be creative in their development of skills.

Have a basic ability to use relevant empirical and theoretical data in addressing tasks and formulating possible solutions (Level 1).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

A range of teaching and assessment methods employed throughout this degree will provide an array of assessments that will challenge students in their development of transferable skills.

Methods of Assessment

The programme will provide an array of different tasks to enable students to deal with materials both primary and secondary to synthesise lectures, to be involved in planning sessions to write essays, projects and dissertations by specific times and to prepare presentations both singly and in groups. Feedback will be provided both formatively and summatively. There will be peer and group assessment.

Self evaluation will be developed through the completion of a personal development portfolio. Assessment is by a variety of methods and students will be challenged at all times to be creative in their development of skills.

Have the ability to organise and articulate opinions and arguments in speech and writing using relevant specialist
vocabulary (Level 2).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

A range of teaching and assessment methods employed throughout this degree will provide an array of assessments that will challenge students in their development of transferable skills.

Methods of Assessment

The programme will provide an array of different tasks to enable students to deal with materials both primary and secondary to synthesise lectures, to be involved in planning sessions to write essays, projects and dissertations by specific times and to prepare presentations both singly and in groups. Feedback will be provided both formatively and summatively. There will be peer and group assessment.

Self evaluation will be developed through the completion of a personal development portfolio. Assessment is by a variety of methods and students will be challenged at all times to be creative in their development of skills.

Be competent users of ICT for personal study and in other appropriate situations (Level 2).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

A range of teaching and assessment methods employed throughout this degree will provide an array of assessments that will challenge students in their development of transferable skills.

Methods of Assessment

The programme will provide an array of different tasks to enable students to deal with materials both primary and secondary to synthesise lectures, to be involved in planning sessions to write essays, projects and dissertations by specific times and to prepare presentations both singly and in groups. Feedback will be provided both formatively and summatively. There will be peer and group assessment.

Self evaluation will be developed through the completion of a personal development portfolio. Assessment is by a variety of methods and students will be challenged at all times to be creative in their development of skills.

Have a well-developed ability to interpret graphical and tabular presentation of data, and to collect, use and
interpret numerical data as appropriate (Level 2).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

A range of teaching and assessment methods employed throughout this degree will provide an array of assessments that will challenge students in their development of transferable skills.

Methods of Assessment

The programme will provide an array of different tasks to enable students to deal with materials both primary and secondary to synthesise lectures, to be involved in planning sessions to write essays, projects and dissertations by specific times and to prepare presentations both singly and in groups. Feedback will be provided both formatively and summatively. There will be peer and group assessment.

Self evaluation will be developed through the completion of a personal development portfolio. Assessment is by a variety of methods and students will be challenged at all times to be creative in their development of skills.

Have the ability to collaborate and plan as part of a team, to carry out roles allocated by the team and take the
lead where appropriate, and to fulfil agreed responsibilities (Level 2).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

A range of teaching and assessment methods employed throughout this degree will provide an array of assessments that will challenge students in their development of transferable skills.

Methods of Assessment

The programme will provide an array of different tasks to enable students to deal with materials both primary and secondary to synthesise lectures, to be involved in planning sessions to write essays, projects and dissertations by specific times and to prepare presentations both singly and in groups. Feedback will be provided both formatively and summatively. There will be peer and group assessment.

Self evaluation will be developed through the completion of a personal development portfolio. Assessment is by a variety of methods and students will be challenged at all times to be creative in their development of skills.

Have the ability to articulate their own preferred learning styles and strategies and to manage actively their
development to organise an effective work pattern including meeting deadlines (Level 2).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

A range of teaching and assessment methods employed throughout this degree will provide an array of assessments that will challenge students in their development of transferable skills.

Methods of Assessment

The programme will provide an array of different tasks to enable students to deal with materials both primary and secondary to synthesise lectures, to be involved in planning sessions to write essays, projects and dissertations by specific times and to prepare presentations both singly and in groups. Feedback will be provided both formatively and summatively. There will be peer and group assessment.

Self evaluation will be developed through the completion of a personal development portfolio. Assessment is by a variety of methods and students will be challenged at all times to be creative in their development of skills.

Have the ability to process and synthesise empirical and theoretical data, to create new syntheses and to present and justify a chosen position, having drawn on relevant theoretical perspectives (Level 2).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

A range of teaching and assessment methods employed throughout this degree will provide an array of assessments that will challenge students in their development of transferable skills.

Methods of Assessment

The programme will provide an array of different tasks to enable students to deal with materials both primary and secondary to synthesise lectures, to be involved in planning sessions to write essays, projects and dissertations by specific times and to prepare presentations both singly and in groups. Feedback will be provided both formatively and summatively. There will be peer and group assessment.

Self evaluation will be developed through the completion of a personal development portfolio. Assessment is by a variety of methods and students will be challenged at all times to be creative in their development of skills.

Have a practised ability to organise and articulate opinions and arguments in speech and writing in a diverse range of relevant contexts showing confident use of specialist vocabulary (Level 3).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

A range of teaching and assessment methods employed throughout this degree will provide an array of assessments that will challenge students in their development of transferable skills.

Methods of Assessment

The programme will provide an array of different tasks to enable students to deal with materials both primary and secondary to synthesise lectures, to be involved in planning sessions to write essays, projects and dissertations by specific times and to prepare presentations both singly and in groups. Feedback will be provided both formatively and summatively. There will be peer and group assessment.

Self evaluation will be developed through the completion of a personal development portfolio. Assessment is by a variety of methods and students will be challenged at all times to be creative in their development of skills.

Be competent users of ICT for personal study and in other appropriate situations and be able to judge where the use of ICT is not appropriate (Level 3).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

A range of teaching and assessment methods employed throughout this degree will provide an array of assessments that will challenge students in their development of transferable skills.

Methods of Assessment

The programme will provide an array of different tasks to enable students to deal with materials both primary and secondary to synthesise lectures, to be involved in planning sessions to write essays, projects and dissertations by specific times and to prepare presentations both singly and in groups. Feedback will be provided both formatively and summatively. There will be peer and group assessment.

Self evaluation will be developed through the completion of a personal development portfolio. Assessment is by a variety of methods and students will be challenged at all times to be creative in their development of skills.

MODULE INFORMATION

Stages and Modules

Module Title Module Code Level/ stage Credits

Availability

Duration Pre-requisite

Assessment

S1 S2 Core Option Coursework % Practical % Examination %
Introduction to Education Studies SES1005 1 20 YES YES 2 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Literacy and Communication SCS1009 1 10 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Mathematics and Numeracy 1 SCS1010 1 10 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
Curriculum Studies - Arts 1 SCS1015 1 10 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Curriculum Studies - PE 1 SCS1016 1 10 YES 12 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
Curriculum Studies - RE and PDMU 1 SCS1017 1 10 YES 12 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
Curriculum Studies - WAU 1 SCS1018 1 10 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Professional Studies and Placement 1 SPS1005 1 10 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 20% 80% 0%
Area of Specialism 1 SCS1019 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
ICT in the Primary Classroom SCS1020 1 10 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Northern Ireland Culture and Education (Erasmus and International Students) SEO2001 2 20 YES YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Reading & Writing SCS2009 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
Mathematics & Numeracy 2 SCS2008 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
Learning & Assessment in Diverse Classrooms SES2006 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 40% 0% 60%
Peacebuilding and Reconciliation SEO2003 2 20 YES YES 12 weeks N YES 50% 50% 0%
Curriculum Studies - Arts 2 SCS2010 2 10 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Curriculum Studies - PE 2 SCS2011 2 10 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
Curriculum Studies - RE and PDMU 2 SCS2012 2 10 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Curriculum Studies - WAU 2 SCS2013 2 10 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Professional Studies and Placement 2 SPS2004 2 10 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Area of Specialism 2 SCS2020 2 10 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Aspects of Northern Ireland Culture and Education SEO2004 2 10 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Aspects of Peacebuilding and Reconciliation SEO2008 2 10 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Local Studies SCS3025 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Fundamental Movement Skills SCS3053 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
European and International Mobility Primary SEO3001 3 60 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
European and International Mobility (Post-Primary) SEO3082 3 60 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Language and Learning SCS3012 3 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 50% 0% 50%
Children with Special and Additional Needs Primary SES3009 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 30% 0% 70%
Mathematics and Numeracy 3 SCS3013 3 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 50% 0% 50%
Professional Studies & Placement 3 SPS3001 3 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 20% 80% 0%
The Arts - A practical approach SCS3018 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Learning through a Play-based Curriculum in the Early Years SES3062 3 20 YES YES 12 weeks N YES 50% 50% 0%
Aspects of Language and Learning SCS3055 3 10 YES YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Aspects of Mathematics and Numeracy 3 SCS3056 3 10 YES YES 12 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
Professional Development - NI Culture and Education SEO3002 3 50 YES YES 10 weeks N YES 0% 100% 0%
Education Research SES3014 3 10 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Playful Approaches To Science across Foundation and Key Stage 1 SCS3059 3 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Leadership in Learning and Teaching SCS3019 3 10 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Factors Affecting Literacy Development SES3081 3 20 YES YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Local Studies SCS3025 4 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Working with Disadvantaged Pupils/Children SES3055 4 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Dissertation (Education Specialism) SES3050 4 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Leadership in Diversity and Mutual Understanding SES3068 4 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Fundamental Movement Skills SCS3053 4 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Contemporary Approaches to the Teaching of Primary Languages SCS3042 4 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Contemporary Issues in Pastoral Care SES3041 4 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Working with Parents SES3071 4 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
ASD and Sensory Issues SES3072 4 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
The Arts - A practical approach SCS3018 4 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Children's Literature SCS3016 4 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 50% 0% 50%
Playful Approaches To Science across Foundation and Key Stage 1 SCS3059 4 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Professional Studies and Placement 4 SPS3005 4 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Factors Affecting Literacy Development SES3081 4 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Writing, Popular Culture and the Child SES3083 4 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Playful Learning and Teaching in Practice SES3084 4 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%

Notes

SPS2004 - prerequisite SPS1005.

SPS3001 - prerequisite SPS2004.

SPS3005 - prerequisite SPS3001.