The Psychology of Teaching and Learning (TRUR1204)
This module will identify and examine psychological perspectives relevant to teaching and learning. It will analyse and evaluate the influences that contribute to the psychological development of a child. The module emphasizes the importance of social psychology and society, enabling students to gain insight into how a child’s environment, culture, and social context, influence how they learn
Theories of Teaching and Learning (TRUR1205)
This module examines influential approaches to teaching and learning. It explores theoretical perspectives, seminal educators and contemporary educational thinkers. Students will explore a variety of approaches to learning, including informal, incidental and spontaneous play experiences, to more structured teaching learning and assessment methodologies.
Education and Society (TRUR1206)
This module explores education and the impact of global and societal factors on children’s learning. It will examine current UK government legislation, policies and trends in education and their recommendations for the future. The module considers the impact of factors such as poverty and deprivation on children’s learning and aims to increase educators’ awareness of such factors.
Personal and Professional Skills Development (TRUR1207)
This module focuses on the academic development and professional skills required within an educational context. Students explore key academic skills and their own professional skills, such as communication and reflective practice. It also examines professionalism and how values and ethics contribute to effective working relationships within an educational setting.
Curriculum, Curriculum Planning and Age Phase Transition (TRUR1208)
This module explores and identifies the significance of curriculum, curriculum planning and age phase transition, in relation to high quality teaching and learning in childhood education. The module includes the theory and practice of transitions at the start and end of the primary National Curriculum. Consideration is given to personal, social and emotional aspects in this module.
Health and Wellbeing (TRUR1209)
The module explores health and wellbeing and its importance within education. It looks at different approaches, theories and concepts of health and wellbeing and investigates its implications to professional practice and impact on children’s learning
Child Progress and Development (TRUR2197)
This module focuses upon child development within an educational setting. It explores using theory and observation within practice, different teaching and learning strategies, procedures and policies that promote learning. Using a holistic approach, this module focuses upon impact on learning and development of children. A key aspect is the implications for professional practice and progression of professional skills
Inclusive Practice within Teaching and Learning (TRUR2198)
Building on from Theories of teaching and learning in year one, this module will use theory and practice observations to deepen students’ understanding of children with special needs and how to support them. It allows the opportunity to see contemporary issues that affect inclusive practice and critically reflect upon specific skills and techniques within professional practice to ensure inclusive practice.
Educational Research (TRUR2199)
This module provides students with the opportunity to engage in educational research. The importance of adhering to academic research conventions and guidelines are explained. The module requires students to formulate a small-scale qualitative research project. Consideration to ethical issues, in terms of engaging in academic educational qualitative research, is emphasised throughout this module
Curriculum: English and Mathematics (TRUR2201)
This module aims to build on the importance of the students’ knowledge of language and mathematical development. It promotes and develops the students’ competence and confidence in mathematics. The module identifies the linguistic, literacy concepts and skills within the EYFS and National Curriculum. The module explains how high quality in English and reading are essential to education and society
Curriculum: Science and Technology (TRUR2202)
This module focuses on the scientific and computing components within the Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum. The module explains how practical elements of science are integrated into theory and the curriculum. Students examine how computer hardware and software and other technologies, are taught in the EYFS and the National Curriculum.
Creative Education (TRUR2203)
This module explores creative education within a specific age phase. It examines the place of specific creative education curriculum areas within the school curriculum and its role in developing key transferrable skills for young people. It develops creative skills, enabling students to deliver creative projects that adheres to national guidelines for example dance within the Physical Education model.
Fees, costs and funding
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How to apply
Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with the University of Plymouth at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.
For further information, including the progression from foundation degree form, please visit https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/business-partners/partnerships/academic-partnerships/study-guide/progression-to-honours-degree
Our partnership with Truro and Penwith College
Partner college open days
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University of Plymouth open days
You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.
Studying with Truro and Penwith College
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