Module/Course Description

Course Title: English Language 2

Course Code: UU-PED-4722-ZM

Programme: Bachelor of Education in Primary Education

Credits: 12.00

Course Description:

Reading is an interactive process and forms the basis for all other areas of learning in education and hence its incorporation in the Primary Education curriculum is crucial. It is important to note that reading and literacy foundation skills develop at an early age in children. This tends to be before the school years; hence, children form the base for later competence and proficiency. This course aims to equip and prepare teachers with sufficient language skills in order to enable them to proficiently teach the language, to deal with young learners at primary school level and therefore to handle reading programmes in schools with the utmost importance they deserve. Of critical consideration in the course will include topics such as Early Literacy Development and Early Reading Skills. The importance of communicating, reading, and rhyme to literacy development as well as the identification of early signs of literacy difficulties and the role of parents in literacy development will also be examined. Students through this course will explore multiple reading strategies, and reading approaches in beginning reading acquisition including the facilitation of comprehension. Writing and reading are intertwined skills hence the inclusion of strategies for teaching writing will be included in the course’s highlights. Other key issues dealt with in this course include assessments in literacy development, preparation of classroom materials and creation of conducive classroom environments for literacy learning. Students will benefit more by reading widely research study material found on the university VLE library.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course students will be expected to:

(i) Explain examples of general measurement concepts as they may be used in the primary school.

(ii) Solve mathematical problems in the classroom.

(iii) Differentiate two dimensional (2-D) and three dimensional (3-D) shapes and describe fundamental properties of shapes.

(iv) Model mechanical problems in both Cartesian and polar coordinate systems.

(v) Solve problems based on Newton's Laws via principles of Work, Energy and Momentum.

(vi) Analyse the number of faces, edges and vertices of three-dimensional shapes in order to classify three dimensional shapes into different types of polyhedral.

(vii) Calculate the area of a parallelogram, the area and parameter of a trapezoid and perimeter of a triangle and composite shape.

(viii) Gain understanding of the fundamentals of algebra and apply accordingly.

(ix) Describe the purposes of continuous assessment, recording, and reporting in promoting mathematical learning.

(x) Explain key statistical concepts to be used in primary schools.

Prerequisites: UU-Bsc-IND100-ZM, UU-FNT-103-ZM

Prerequisites Categories: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3

Typical Module duration: 4.0 Week(s)


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