Child Development Reading Discussion Session Managing the course, Assessment arrangements and using support materials. The Pre-Reading task on Child Development. In a small groups (of 4), spend 20 minutes discussing the questions below.
Managing the course, Assessment arrangements and using support materials
In a small groups (of 4), spend 20 minutes discussing the questions below.
Each small group will then join with 2 others and each will spend 5 minutes presenting their responses to the 2 other groups.
1. Which factors should teachers take into consideration before answering the question: ‘How do children learn?’2. Which factors should teachers be aware of when considering why children may not be learning well?3. What are the implications of the first two questions for teachers planning lessons?
Portfolio One – Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools
a) three individual assignments (Mathematical Understanding; Science /The importance of Play; The Teaching of Reading)marked by your mentor and moderated within the region. (The text of these 3 then accompanies……)
b) ….a synthesis assignment, Understanding Learning, which links the 3 and ismarked by the university
The synthesis assignment is supported by a separate pack which will be available through WebCT later in the Autumn Term
Portfolio Two – Issues in Primary Schools
a) an assignment delivered orally (but with a set of notes handed in) on Understanding the School Context,marked by your mentor
b) an investigation in your specialist subject area linked to a diversity/individual differences context,marked by the university
The specialist subject assignment is supported by a separate pack which will be available through WebCT later in the Autumn Term
The university assessed elements will be graded as below:
Numerical mark Grade awarded
3 to 38 Fail
43 or 48 PG Cert pass, without MA credits
53 or 58 PG Cert pass with MA level credits
63 or 68 PG Cert pass with Merit
73 or above PG Cert pass with Distinction
Overall you must achieve a pass standard in each of your assignments to be awarded the PG Certificate in Education and, additionally, a pass for the Teaching Practice Periods and assignments 1-4 in order to receive Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
The last 2 assignments each offer 30 MA credits if you score above 50.
Practical Teaching leading to QTS is assessed through:
a) continuous informal assessment of your day to day work in school and your Teaching and Learning File and your Personal Assignment File
b) formal assessment of the three teaching practice periods.
c) The 3 Skills tests, set by the TDA.
will be addressed in Tuesday morning’s session on Diversity in Schools
Record of Professional Development + Subject Knowledge for Teaching
are addressed in the sessions on mentoring on Monday & Thursday
The library list is in the Study Guide.
The WebCT resource
E-library and other library resources
will be addressed on Tuesday
A limitless resource, but beware time-wasting!
For materials / resources etc
The children of Christel House India come from a background where going to school is, too often, an unattainable dream. Being the first members of their family to be educated, the learning process can be much more difficult than with children who have had more exposure. So that our students do not become discouraged by the challenges they face, Christel House strives to ignite a fire within each student, a passion for education that is equal to our own. In Christel House we have moved away from mere transmission of knowledge and rote learning methods. More than simply informative, our educators use creative approaches to teaching in order to make the classes inspiring, interesting, interactive and, most of all, fun.