Module Information

Module Identifier
ED34620
Module Title
Year 3 Placement A
Academic Year
2020/2021
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Written assignment  1,000 words  20%
Semester Assessment Portfolio  4,000 words  80%
Supplementary Assessment Written assignment  1,000 words  20%
Supplementary Assessment Portfolio  4,000 words  80%

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Critically integrate theoretical perspectives in the delivery of professional practice

2. Meet and evidence the national occupational standards covered in this module for early years’ practitioners

3. Critically consider and evaluate implications of research findings for future personal development

Brief description

The module will encourage students to take ownership of their personal, professional and academic development and utilize this to enhance their practice. Critical reflection in relation to current practice and professional roles will be an integral part of the portfolio. Evaluation of current research findings and exploration of the possibilities and implications for future development both personally and within the profession will be encouraged. Students will be assigned both a university supervisor and a placement mentor. This first placement module will cover:

Promote the care, learning and development of children with additional requirements in partnership with their families SCDCCLD 0321

Assess children's progress according to relevant curriculum frameworks SCDCCLD 0310

Promote literacy, numeracy and language development for children’s early learning, in partnership with their families SCDCCLD 0345

Promote effective communication SCDCCLD 0301

Support the health and safety of yourself and individuals SCDHSC 0022

Evaluate the environment for children and families SCDCCLD 0412

Develop your practice through reflection and learning SCDHSC 0033

Develop your own knowledge and practice SCDHSC 0023

Promote the care, learning and development of children with additional requirements in partnership with their families CCLD 0321

Deliver services to families, children and young people from diverse cultural and language communities SCDCCLD 0334

Promote ways to support families that have literacy, numeracy or language needs SCDCCLD 0315

Promote healthy living for children and families SCDCCLD 0319

Contribute to the effectiveness of teams SCDCHSC 0241

Content

Students will undertake 15 days in an early years setting to develop their skills to become an early years’ practitioner. Students will be focusing on the competencies outlined above. During their placement, students will be supported online to cover the following topics:

National Occupational Standards and professional development (2 hour lecture)

In addition, each student will have a designated supervisor and a placement mentor who will monitor the student’s progress.

Students will have completed placements in semester 2, year 2.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Students may need to work with or present data where appropriate
Communication The ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, will be an essential element of the portfolio. Students will need to develop logical and clear argument and show an aptitude for the effective use of information in a direct and appropriate way.
Improving own Learning and Performance The ability to reflect upon one’s own progress and identify and act upon one’s own development needs will be essential throughout this module.
Information Technology Students will need to use appropriate ICT throughout their portfolio, particularly in the case of data analysis if this is necessary.
Personal Development and Career planning Students will need to continuously reflect upon their own practice and consider their personal development
Problem solving Students will need to show efficiency in the organisation of large amounts of complex information and the ability to identify, describe and analyse the key features of the information
Research skills Students will need to use research skills in order to explore the practices they include in the portfolio
Subject Specific Skills Students will need to demonstrate the skills necessary for working in a professional practice
Team work Whilst out on placement, students will be required to work with others and reflect upon this in their portfolio.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 6