ED3AC2-The Arts, Children and Education 3: English

Module Provider: Institute of Education
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2021/2

Module Convenor: Mrs Stephanie Sharp
Email: s.sharp@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:
This module deepens and consolidates students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in the application of their subject specialism to the primary curriculum. The module develops particular areas of expertise which are important for the English specialist in the primary school. These include use of technology and the wider role of the subject leader as a member of the school community. Links will also be made to module ED3SE1 related to the subject leader's role in resourcing the school and what it means to create a reading classroom.

• To refine understanding of effective primary pedagogy for English
• To further extend knowledge and understanding required for primary subject leadership
• To continue to develop understanding of issues in primary English teaching and learning

Assessable learning outcomes:
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

• Formulate their views on key issues in teaching English, combining their personal views, their professional experience and the research literature
• Propose and defend a pedagogy for English teaching in the contemporary political and cultural context, based on a secure evidence base regarding best practice in primary English teaching
• Make recommendations for resourcing the school and classroom in order to support effective learning
• Use a range of technology to generate effective teaching and learning activities

Additional outcomes:
Students will consolidate their understanding of English teaching and learning in the primary school and the role and responsibilities of the English subject leader. Through this module they will reflect on their own progression over the course of the specialism, improving their employability through articulating their own policies and understanding of progression for children.

Outline content:
• Key issues in English teaching
• Refining a personal philosophy for the teaching of English in the primary school
• Resourcing the school and the classroom (including managing the school library)
• The wider role of the English subject leader (including working with school governors)

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
This module will be delivered in interactive sessions, which include lecturing, discussion and practical activities, and which will include blended learning, provided through Blackboard

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 23
Tutorials 2
Guided independent study: 175
Total hours by term 200
Total hours for module 200

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Oral assessment and presentation 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Individual presentation

Formative assessment methods:
Students to engage in teaching to camera in order to assess presentation skills

Penalties for late submission:

The Support Centres will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.
The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

Assessment requirements for a pass:
40% overall

Reassessment arrangements:
Resubmission of a comparable assignment. The oral presentation will be reassessed by an appropriate written task which covers the learning outcomes and assessment criteria covered by the presentation

Any reassessment will take place during the summer resit period.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

1) Required text books: 

2) Specialist equipment or materials: 

3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear: 

4) Printing and binding:  Occasional printing of materials, although photocopies of materials will be provided in the teaching sessions. Students will need to provide a printed copy of their assessment. Library printing costs are 5p for B/W page and 15p for colour page

5) Computers and devices with a particular specification: 

6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence: 

Last updated: 25 October 2021


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