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ED50P7: ENHANCED PRACTICE IN EARLY YEARS EDUCATION (OWN SETTING) (2017-2018)

Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 12:55


Course Overview

This course will allow students to engage with the theory and practice of working with children in a range of settings, 0-3, 3-5 and 508, but with a particular focus on the role of the teacher in the setting in which they work.  Students will explore a number of contemporary educational issues and approaches in Early Years Education.  Course content will support the Early Years Framework (2008) through the development of specialist Early Years provision which will help to build the resilience of children, improve the capacity of parents and contribute towards developing supportive communities.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Online Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mrs Catriona McDonald

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Education (ED) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Students, working in Action Learning Sets, will engage with on-line learning resources and practical workshops and undertake a negotiated independent child study which encompasses the following four themes:

child development and learning;

the child in the socio-cultural context;
educational approaches and issues: shaping change in practice settings;
exploring issues and applications in practice through personal research and enquiry.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st attempt: Participants will be required to submit a summative assessment of 6,000 words built upon a series of tasks linked to the core themes of the course utilising a range of reporting formats. Students will complete three tasks, each of 1,000 words, to be submitted for formative feedback from peers and tutor, together with one 3,000 word written assessment. The assignment will require students to communicate with peers and more senior colleagues to review and reflect critically on all four themes stated in the course content. Assessment will be criteria-based. Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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