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|Assessment length / details
|Essay (2500 words)
|Lesson Plan (1500 words)
|Assignment 2 All failed elements of the assessments must be retaken if the students average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40 % New assignment titles will be issued Lesson plan and 1500 word justification
|Assignment 1 All failed elements of the assessments must be retaken if the students average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40 % New assignment titles will be issued 2500 word assignment
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Demonstrate an effective knowledge and understanding of young children's early mathematical development.
Critically review and discuss the concepts, arguments and principles surrounding mathematical development.
Critically examine the ways in which young children learn mathematics.
Critically evaluate the effects of parents, teachers and government policies on early mathematical development.
Demonstrate a critical engagement with relevant source material.
This module is designed to develop students' understanding of the young children's mathematical development and the theoretical framework and practical implications for the mathematical education of young children
2. Policy and Practice on mathematical development
3. The role of adults
5. Problem solving
6. Mathematical development and partnerships
7. Assessing and supporting
8. The environment
10. Monitoring and evaluating mathematical development
|Application of Number
|Occasional descriptive statistics in lectures and sources.
|Communication techniques are a vital element throughout lectures and seminars. Spoken communication throughout seminar activities. Written communication throughout written assessments.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Feedback from the written assignment and personal reflection during seminar tasks encourage improved performance.
|Written assignments should be word-processed and one of the seminar tasks requires the development of a PowerPoint presentation.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|Not developed in this module.
|An essential element in the process of critical assessment.
|Research is required for the main assessments and some of the seminar tasks.
|Subject Specific Skills
|Seminar activities provide many opportunities for team work, including group presentations and debates.
This module is at CQFW Level 6