|Liberal Arts Elective|
- Educational Values for Self Development forms the foundation of the new programme structure by placing knowledge, values and attitudes at the heart of the degree. This course will be the first in a series of four courses that examine, self, the child, the teacher and the curriculum. The course will provide a context in which to develop the skills being covered in Learning How to Learn and to analyse their own knowledge aquired in the Liberal Arts/Science electives and RE.
- The course will provide opportunities for students to :- Examine in detail how children develop as learners through the use of enquiry, field experiences and critical reflection Evaluate their own assumptions, values and beliefs about children as learners, and to consider the impact of social, political and cultural influences on these.
Demonstrate awareness of how theories of learning influence the learning processes in the family, school and community.
Embedded within this course will be opportunities to:
Explore the spiritual and moral development of children Complete enquiry based tasks that will enable students to make links between learning theory and child development and examine how these are evidenced in the family, school, community and society.
- The aims of the course are to provide opportunities for students to build and extend upon the aims of Learning How to Learn with a particular focus on others. This will include a distinct focus on learning how children learn.
- The course will allow the students to learn from and analyse critically a theological knowledge base which is rooted in the Catholic tradition.