module specification

AE5018 - Curriculum, Learners and Learning II (2023/24)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2023/24
Module title Curriculum, Learners and Learning II
Module level Intermediate (05)
Credit rating for module 30
School School of Social Sciences and Professions
Total study hours 300
60 hours Assessment Preparation / Delivery
6 hours Placement / study abroad
162 hours Guided independent study
72 hours Scheduled learning & teaching activities
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
Coursework 50%   Design and make a teaching resource (2,750 words)
Coursework 50%   Essay (2,750 words)
Running in 2023/24

(Please note that module timeslots are subject to change)
Period Campus Day Time Module Leader
Year North Thursday Morning

Module summary

• To introduce subject content of the National Curriculum and Religious Education to students.

• Demonstrate practical ways in which topics and/ themes can be delivered creatively through good subject knowledge and an in-depth understanding of assessment and pedagogies.

• To engage with influences of learning between child development and the curriculum and the impact this has on effectively teaching the creative curriculum.

• To enable students to understand multiculturalism, inclusion and diversity in primary curriculum including education for social justice.

Prior learning requirements



The syllabus for this module will include:

• The requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum.

• Sessions on each of the core and foundation subjects and religious education and computing across the curriculum.

• Planning, teaching and assessment issues in each subject area.

• Knowledge and understanding of how to use different forms of assessment, record keeping and reporting mechanisms to set clear targets to inform planning.

• Subject knowledge in the early years and primary curriculum.

• Self-Audit of subject and curriculum knowledge.

• Multiculturalism, inclusion and diversity.

Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity

The range of learning and teaching methods will include lectures, seminars, digital recordings and webinars, discussions, group activities and presentations, individual reading and workshops, assessments and feedback, audit of curriculum subject knowledge.

Educational visits for example: The History Museum, The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, The British Film Institute.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this module, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an ability to apply their knowledge of the curriculum to enhance and enrich practice.

2. Demonstrate the ability to apply curriculum requirements and inclusive principles to the design and creation of a teaching resource.

3. Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of the curriculum content of National Curriculum - Core and Foundation subjects and Religious Education.

4. Demonstrate an ability to apply key principles of lesson planning, teaching and assessment.

Assessment strategy

Guidance and support will be provided for students to successfully complete the module assessment tasks.

Design and make a teaching resource to demonstrate the creative curriculum and write a rationale for how it can be used in a primary classroom (include a photo story of your resource as an appendix or appendices) (2,750 words).

Write an essay reflecting on the importance of subject knowledge and the effective delivery of National Curriculum and Religious Education in the primary classroom
(2,750 words).