|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Reflective and evaluative portfolio (2,000 words)||40%|
|Semester Exam||Presentation (30 minutes)||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Reflective and evaluative portfolio (2,000 words)||40%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Presentation (30 minutes)||60%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the key principles of communication in early years settings.
2. Develop and reflect upon the range of communication skills needed in an early years setting.
3. Understand how to lead on developing effective communication processes in early years settings.
In this module, students will explore a range of communication skills needed within an early years setting. These include adapting communication to people and situations, body language cues, the use of positive language, effective listening and confidentiality.
What is communication?
People/child centred communication systems
Adapting your own communication
Evaluating communication system
Recording and reporting
Leading effective communication systems
Implementing effective communication systems
|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 assessments. Students will evaluate and reflect upon their own skills.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Feedback from the written assignment and personal reflections.|
|Information Technology||Written assignments will be word-processed and students will be using ICT to research|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Students will be encouraged to reflect upon and evaluate their skills|
|Problem solving||An essential element in the process of critical assessment|
|Research skills||Research is required for the main assessments and will be for the seminar tasks.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Students will be challenged and encouraged to develop a range of professional skills|
|Team work||Team work, in form of key professional behaviors and interdisciplinary working procedures, will be an important skill that will be developed throughout|
This module is at CQFW Level 6