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ED302A: FOUNDATIONS OF LEARNING FOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AT EARLY/FIRST LEVEL (2019-2020)

Last modified: 02 Oct 2019 09:00


Course Overview

Develop a broad and critical understanding of how children develop and learn from conception through the first eight years of life.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mrs Amy Mcfarlane

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

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

This course provides students with up-to-date knowledge and understanding, based on recent research, of the factors that impact upon children’s development and learning and how this can, and should, inform practice in early childhood education and care.

It explores aspects of child development and how each impacts on learning. It covers a range of theories including those relating to: brain development, language acquisition, attachment theory.  Students will critical analyse early childhood education and care (ECEC) including a detailed study of at least one eg Reggio. Students are supported in the development of a range of observational techniques and methods of interaction.

This course will provide an opportunity to demonstrate and apply broad and critical understanding of professional practice during a four week placement in an early/first level school setting.

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

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 7 - 10, 13
  • 4 Lectures during University week11
  • 2 Workshops during University weeks 7 - 11, 13

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

Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

The presentation must demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of ECEC, supported by a student self-evaluation of practice (15/20 minutes)

The presentation will take place following placement.

Student presentations are videoed and students are encouraged to self-evaluate and review against written feedback from tutors.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

Assessment of Professional Practice in partnership with school-based colleagues

Assessment Type Formative Weighting
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Organised Peer Assessment

Assessment Type Formative Weighting
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Resit Assessments

Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Assessed against all criteria
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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