Module Identifier ED10610  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Mrs Gwenan Owen  
Semester Semester 2  
Co-Requisite Prospective Honours students select three other modules chosen from: ED10210, ED10310, ED10410, ED10610. No co-requisites for other students.  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   5 Hours  
  Practical   2 half-day visits  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours   75%  
  Continuous assessment   Assignment of 2, 000 words   25%  

Brief description
This module is divided into two parts:

the first part examines factors which influence the development of the child in the home, the community and the pre-school group;

the second part examines the transition from home or playgroup to school and places emphasis on the nature of the learning environment and its relevance to the development of skills.

In addition to the lectures each student will make two visits to a local playgroup or to a day nursery to experience and observe children at play. These practical visits are an important element in the course, illustrating many of the aspects covered in the lectures.