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Last modified: 26 Feb 2018 19:51

Course Overview

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on utilising new learning to effect change in an Education and Childcare setting.  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 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Mrs Catriona McDonald

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4
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What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • ED3505 Effecting Change in Development and Learning (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The central focus of this course is to utilise new learning to effect change in an education and childcare setting. Through investigation of principles of learning across other disciplines and cultures, professional thinking will be challenged. The course will cover:
  • Study of some current research to develop detailed knowledge and understanding of a specialised area of child development and learning.
  • Planning and implementing changes and monitoring and evaluating the impact on children's development and learning.
  • Interrogation of the assumptions underpinning curriculum documentation.
  • Comparative study of own setting and a setting within another sector.
  • Maintenance and development of a professional journal.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed


Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt: Written assignment 6,000 words.
Resit: Resubmission of written assignments.

Formative Assessment




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