Academic resources

In this section we provide examples of how the Understanding Glasgow website can be used in schools and universities.  Lesson outlines and accompanying notes relating to the modern studies curriculum at various levels are available.   Examples of use of the site within one university are also provided.  We expect to expand on these examples as we become aware of other uses. 

Lesson outline - Modern Studies Teacher notes
Curriculum for Excellence
National Qualifications Added Value Units N3-N5
Higher in Modern Studies
Advanced Higher in Modern Studies
Higher education

Academic resources main

Lesson outline - Modern Studies Teacher notes 

These notes provide an outline of how to structure a lesson focussed on inequalities using information found in Understanding Glasgow and other on-line resources. An explanation of how this information can be made relevant to Modern Studies exams at different levels is provided.

More detailed information is given in these notes (PDF) provided by Louise Blackstock, a teacher of Modern Studies at Hamilton College.

 

Curriculum for Excellence 

The outcomes and evidence required for levels 3 and 4 of CfE in relation to Health and Wellbeing and Social Studies can be linked directly to the information in Understanding Glasgow and other on-line resources. Relevant themes include:

• Numeracy across learning
• Literacy across learning
• Understanding, analysing and evaluating

More detailed information is given in these notes (PDF) provided by Louise Blackstock, who is a teacher of Modern Studies at Hamilton College.

 

National Qualifications Added Value Units N3-N5 

This resource outlines the skills that are developed and enhanced through study of the Modern Studies at N3-N5 level, using Understanding Glasgow site and other on-line resources. The focus within the notes is on learning about a social issues and inequality.

More detailed information is given in the notes (PDF) provided by Louise Blackstock, a teacher of Modern Studies at Hamilton College.

 

Higher in Modern Studies 

This resource outlines the skills that are developed and enhanced through study of the Higher in Modern Studies using Understanding Glasgow and other on-line resources.

These skills include:
♦ handling and analysing complex data
♦ adopting a structured approach to the study of contemporary issues and problems
♦ evaluating evidence, detecting a lack of objectivity and drawing and presenting conclusions in a balanced and structured way
♦ participating in debate and discussion

More detailed information is given in these notes (PDF) provided by Louise Blackstock, who is a teacher of Modern Studies at Hamilton College.

 

Advanced Higher in Modern Studies 

The Advanced Higher in Modern Studies makes a contribution to a well-balanced individual curriculum with appropriate emphasis given to the skills of communicating, independent learning, creative thinking and critical appreciation of the media.

This resource outlines the course aims, research methods that should be developed through study of the Advanced Higher in Modern Studies and provides links to the Understanding Glasgow site and other relevant resources.

More detailed information is given in these notes (PDF) provided by Louise Blackstock, a teacher of Modern Studies at Hamilton College.

 

Higher education

Understanding Glasgow is being used within universities and colleges but we have still to build up a detailed picture of its applications. This section therefore simply provides a few examples of where the site is being used. We would invite university and college departments to let us know of their applications of the site, which we could add to this section.

Understanding Glasgow and related resources are used within the MSc Public Health and BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Public Health (SCPHN) programmes at Glasgow Caledonian University.

More detailed information is given in this document (PDF) provided by Karen Roome, a lecturer within the Department of Health and Community Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University.