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ED2013: PRINCIPLES OF DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26


Course Overview

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on extending knowledge and understanding of child development.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mrs Catriona McDonald

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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

  • BA (Hons) in Childhood Practice (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • ED2505 Principles of Development and Learning (Studied)
  • MA (Hons) Education (Studied)
  • (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The central focus of the course is to extend knowledge, understanding, skills and values with regard to child development and the provision of an enriched curriculum to meet the needs of individual children.


The course will cover:
  1. principles held by main theorists
  2. critical examination of the curriculum documentation
  3. evaluation and analysis of practice in own setting
  4. comparative study of of own setting and similar setting
  5. maintenance of a professional journal

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: Written assessment of 3,000 words. Part A and Part B must be completed successfully (100%).

Resit: Resubmission of written assignments, either or both parts (dependent on initial result) (100%).

Formative Assessment

Students are required to collaborate online and give and receive formative feedback within their action learning sets. Tutors also give written formative feedback on Part A of the course assessment before students undertake Part B.

Feedback

In keeping with the School of Education policy on assessment and in sufficient time for students to be able to improve their work through feedback, detailed written feedback on assessment is provided to students (typically within four weeks of submission). Feedback can highlight strengths and give clear guidelines for improvement. Face to face or telephone tutorials can be arranged for students who require additional support.

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