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Course Overview

This course will  allow students to engage with the theory and practice of the role of the teacher in the setting in which they work, but with a particular focus on the other two settings in age range (0-3, 3-5, 5-8) in which they are not normally employed. This course is designed to follow on from and compliment ED50P7. 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 Full Year Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mrs Catriona McDonald

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Students will undertake professional practice in two other settings at alternative stages to their own (two of 0-3, 3-5, 5-8) - Students, working in Action Learning Sets, will engage with on-line learning resources and practical workshops and undertake an action research project involving two linked issues or approaches of individual interest and relevance to 0-3 and 3-8 and the four threaded 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.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

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 and utilising a range of reporting formats. Students will complete two tasks of 1,000 words each and one of 2,000 words to be submitted for formative feedback from peers and tutor together with one 2,000 word written assessment concluding their action research project. The assignment will require students to communicate with peers and more senior colleagues to review and reflect critically on all four areas stated in the course content. The assignment will require students to review and reflect critically on all four areas stated in the course content and discuss critical opportunities and challenge these issues raise in their own practice setting. 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.



Course Learning Outcomes


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