Module Information

Module Identifier
ED10620
Module Title
Early Years Provision: Principles and Practice
Academic Year
2017/2018
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 10 x 2 Hour Lectures
Seminar 10 x 1 Hour Seminars
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Assignment 1 - 2000 words  Assignment of 2000 words  Reflective Review  66%
Semester Assessment Assignment 2 - 1000 words  34%
Supplementary Assessment Assignment 1  All failed elements of the assessments must be retaken if the students average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40 %   All failed elements of the assessments must be retaken if the students average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40%.   66%
Supplementary Assessment Assignment 2  All failed elements of the assessments must be retaken if the students average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40 %   All failed elements of the assessments must be retaken if the students average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40%.   34%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Demonstrate an effective knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of early years provisions.

Critically evaluate relevant principles and practices in relation to early years provision.

Form coherent arguments in relation to the principles and practices of early years provision.

Demonstrate a competent use of relevant source material.

Brief description

This module aims to provide students with a detailed knowledge of the range of services available to young children and their families. It also aims to develop awareness of the impact of policy and social issues on provision.

Content

Lectures and seminars will be based on the following:
Lecture and seminar 1: History of early childhood provision and practice I
Lecture and seminar 2: History of early childhood provision and practice II
Lecture and seminar 3: Impact of legislation and polices on practice I
Lecture and seminar 4: Foundation Phase in Wales
Lecture and seminar 5: Local co-ordination of services
Lecture and seminar 6: National co-ordination of services
Lecture and seminar 7: Childcare Partnerships
Lecture and seminar 8: Training and qualifications for early childhood practitioners
Lecture and seminar 9: Inequality in early childhood services
Lecture and seminar 10: Assessment of provision

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Occasional descriptive statistics in lectures and sources.
Communication Communication techniques are a vital element throughout lectures and seminars. Spoken communication throughout seminar activities. Written communication throughout written assessment.
Improving own Learning and Performance Seminar activities and feedback from assessed work.
Information Technology Students are encouraged to word process assignments.
Personal Development and Career planning Not developed in this module.
Problem solving An essential element in the process of critical assessment.
Research skills Bibliographic searches.
Subject Specific Skills
Team work Seminar activities provide many opportunities for team work, including group presentations and debates.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 4