COURSE: General Didactics


ECTS: 6 Semester


This module includes contents about teaching methodology and educational organisation, which cover the following curricula elements: objectives, contents, methodology, and evaluation for quality assurance.


The aim of this module is to provide the student with

a critical understanding of the theoretical, conceptual and methodological options available for the methodology of teaching, research, design, and analyses;

It also includes an advanced level of knowledge of instructional process.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

acquire a solid conceptual base that allows to know, to interpret and to value as much the curricular theory as the didactic processes of intervention in the classroom, from the optics of the future professional of the teaching of Primary Education.

get knowledge, strategies and methods that allows to develop reflection processes and investigation in teaching.

develop the necessary and basic capacities of teaching, and to be able to design and implement curricular units.

Syllabus indicative content

1: Models of teaching and learning

2: The curriculum like a way of understanding and developing the practice

3: Planning of the curriculum in Europe, Spain and Andalusia

4: Objectives and contents in the curriculum

5: Methodological proposals of teaching

6: Learning activities

7: Organization of the classroom

8: Methodology of the evaluation

9: Implementation of teaching units


Reading and comment texts (weighting)  60%

Participation  40%

Reading list

Gardner, H. (2007). Five Minds for the Future. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School.

Hargreaves, A.; Lieberman, A.; Fullan, M. & Hopkins, D. (2005). International Handbook of Educational Change. Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Kellough, R. (1991). A resource guide for teaching. New York: Mc Millan Publishing Company.

Pink, Daniel. (2006). A Whole New Mind. New York: Riverhead.

Sikula, J.; Buttery, T. y Guyton, E. (1996). Handbook of Research on Teacher Education. New York, Macmillan Library Reference USA.

Sternberg, Robert J. (2007). Wisdom, Intelligence, and Creativity Synthesized. Cambridge: Cambridge UP.

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