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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 Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mrs Catriona McDonald

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?


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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.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

Essay 2000 words

Essay 6000 words

Alternative Resit Assessment

Resit of any failed element


Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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