Subject Studies 1.1 : Fundamentals in the development of expressive arts and language
Subject Studies 1.1 : Fundamentals in the development of expressive arts and language 2022-23
School Of Educational Sciences
Module - Semester 1 & 2
Within this module Associate Teachers will develop their understanding of the areas of languages, literacy and communication, aspects of expressive arts, and develop their own personal skills in the use of the Welsh language. This module address the foundation concepts in each of the areas from which Associate Teachers will build in further modules
An introduction to the area of learning and experience for, languages, literacy and communication:
- Exploring the impact of societal factors on communication development.
- Introduction to language acquisition theories.
- Identify key concepts in early, languages, literacy and communication, including subject-specific research-informed pedagogical content knowledge, covered through this module could include:
Developing Welsh as a second language:
Introduction to the key issues of bilingualism /second language acquisition;
Introduction to the aims and goals of bilingual/Welsh-medium education; curricular expectations and the importance and value of developing bilingual teaching and promoting the Welsh language as a skill for children and parents;
Fostering Associate Teachers’ appreciation of the Welsh language both formal and informal;
Identify research-informed effective bilingual pedagogy when introducing Welsh second language / Welsh as an additional language in schools;
Introduction to promoting Welsh and the Curriculum Cymreig within the cross curricular areas and themed approaches;
Identifying and developing the baseline of each English medium Associate Teacher’s personal oral, reading and writing skills in Welsh. This will be based on the differentiated stage of fluency as outlined in the assessment criteria of the National Welsh Colleges Scheme Certificate or the Welsh Personal Literacy criteria for Welsh medium Associate Teachers
*An introduction to the area of learning and experience for expressive arts
Exploring attitudes to expressive arts and personal development within these fields;
Identifying key concepts in expressive arts and developing research-informed pedagogical content knowledge based on the following areas of expressive arts:
Music Art Dance
The four purposes of the curriculum areas will be embedded throughout the module:
Developing children as:
Ambitious, capable learners, ready to learn throughout their lives;
Enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work;
Ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world;
Healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.
Research Methods and Methodology
Research informed delivery and research-based teaching:
Evidence-based and research-informed learning underpins the content and the delivery of this module and will be presented in a way that communicates how theory and practice are blended. In this module we will present, introduce and describe clearly the strengths and weaknesses of evidence in the latest theory and evidence based practice that underpins the pedagogy and classroom practices covered. The content and delivery of the module will introduce students to the importance of them developing their capacity to be consumers and producers of research and developing their knowledge of the spectrum of research that informs teaching practice.
- Models of reflection;
*Please also refer to the extended guidance in the supporting validation documentation
Academic Study Skills
Introduction to (embedded within module content and assignment context):
- time and task management skills;
- note-taking and note-making skills;
- reading for academic purposes;
- planning assignments;
- critical thinking, analysis and developing an argument;
- assignment structure;
- academic writing style;
- academic integrity and authorial voice;
- Information literacy.
Cymraeg Pob Dydd and Curriculum Cymreig
Identify and present a range of basic informal situations to promote the use of Cymraeg Pob Dydd communicational language patterns across the curriculum. Explain clearly and introduce a planned learning approach for the main five aspects of the Curriculum Cymreig relevant to different subjects and Areas of Learning and Experience.
Additional Learning Needs, Inclusion and Differentiation
Adapting teaching to meet the needs of learners’ stages of development
Health and Wellbeing
Developing health and wellbeing through using appropriate outdoor environments for learning: Addressing subject anxieties.
**Note that all content and assessments will be explicitly linked to the new Professional Standards for Professional for Teaching and Learning. They can be found at
How this module contributes towards the Associate Teachers' progress against the Professional Teaching Standards is tracked in an additional document.
-threshold -(D) All learning outcomes will have been met to a satisfactory level. Knowledge and understanding of the module content will be supported by a satisfactory range of theory, practice and research literature. Candidates will have demonstrated satisfactory evidence of critical analysis when reflecting on teaching and learning.Students will have developed their study skills to a satisfactory standard and will be able to communicate to a satisfactory standard in a professional and academic context.
-good -(B) Most learning outcomes will have been met to a good level. Excellence in some learning outcomes may balance satisfactory attainment in others.A good knowledge and understanding of the module content will be supported by a good range of theory, practice and research literature.Candidates will provide good critical analysis when reflecting on a significant range of teaching and learning styles.Students will have developed their study skills to a good standard and will be able to communicate to a good standard in a professional and academic context.
-excellent -(A) Most learning outcomes will have been met to an excellent level and all learning outcomes will be at least good.A deep knowledge and understanding of the module content will be supported by an extensive range of theory, practice and research literature.Candidates will provide excellent critical analysis when reflecting on a wide range of teaching and learning styles.Students will have developed their study skills to an excellent standard and will be able to communicate to an excellent standard in a professional and academic context.
- Demonstrate awareness and comprehension of researched-informed subject-specific pedagogies, related curriculum content and professional knowledge and understanding for the effective teaching of expressive arts communication, language and literacy.
- Explain clearly the importance of developing secure subject knowledge to enable effective teaching and learning.
- Identify ways in which the cross-curricular responsibilities of literacy can be embedded within the curriculum.
- In addition, Associate Teachers will demonstrate increased competence in one of the following areas: a) For English medium Associate Teachers, their level of Welsh personal skills in accordance with the National Welsh Colleges Scheme Certificate; b) For Welsh medium Associate Teachers their level of Welsh personal Literacy.
Plan learning activity demonstrating knowledge of cross-curricular approach. * Critically discuss the relationship between music and rhythm and language development for children in the early years. * Create a lesson plan for an appropriate ac*vity to deliver to a small group (6-8) of early years children. * Collate or produce the resources to deliver this session.
Logbook Or Portfolio
Welsh Language Portfolio