Generic Pathway Modules
Planning for Personal and Professional Development (20 credits)
You will develop an understanding of the concept of childhood and its complexities and learn skills and techniques that will help you in your study of child development. This module will build on your existing skills and enable you to make the transition into Higher Education (HE) and enable you to be more independent and self-managed in your approach to studying, learning and time management.
Growth and Development (20 credits)
This module will introduce you to human development and give you a framework for understanding growth, development and developmental stages. You will explore the effects of nature and nurture on development and will gain insight into the ways in which theories of development explain and account for processes in development and the difficulties experienced.
Language Development and its Place in Learning (20 credits)
You will explore how human language develops, its principal features and the implications for providing a supportive environment when working with children and young people in a range of settings.
Developing Positive Behaviour (20 credits)
This module is designed to help you understand learning behaviour. You will consider the interdependence of social, emotional and cognitive factors that might be barriers for pupils in their learning. Approaches and strategies which can support motivation, access, participation and behaviour for learning in a variety of contexts will be studied
Additional Education Needs (20 credits)
The module aims to introduce you to concepts, theory and knowledge about Additional Educational Needs (AEN). Hereby, consideration will be given to a wide range of AEN, their causes and their impact on children’s development and learning.
Supporting Children Learning Mathematics (20 credits)
You will consider the key theory, literature and statutory policy related to mathematics learning and through your developing knowledge you will be able to support children's learning through a range of approaches, materials and resources.
Generic Pathway Modules
Theories of Learning (20 credits)
This module will provide you with opportunities for interrogation and critical analysis of the nature of educational theory. Through this process, you will engage with fundamental questions concerning the aims, values and techniques of education as well as its relationship to society.
Language and Literacy (20 credits)
This module will increase your understanding of the
fundamental importance of language and literacy in learning, drawing on a wide range of intellectual resources, theoretical perspectives and academic disciplines.
Health, Activity and Nutrition for Children (20 credits)
The aim of the module is to provide you with an engaging, challenging and critical approach to issues surrounding the health, activity levels and nutrition for children and young people. The module is intended as a broad introduction to a range of aspects that contribute to and result from children’s health, activity and nutrition choices.
Independent Study (20 credits)
You will be able pursue a sustained line of enquiry in an area of interest. Assessment will be through a clear, structured and relevant academic report that relates theory to practice.
Creativity and Learning (20 credits)
The aim of the module is to provide you with a challenging, stimulating and innovative approach to understanding the role of creative and cultural development in learning. Students will explore the potential of a broad range of learning experiences in relation to models of practice which emphasise the centrality and importance of creativity as a value and attribute and as a central source of meaning making.
Child in the World (20 credits)
By the end of this module you should be able to evaluate and critique contemporary evidence and debate significant factors affecting children and young peoples’ lives in a global context
We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. We will inform applicants of any changes to the course structure before enrolment.