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PLAC7018 - Placement: Following the Child

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Title:Placement: Following the Child
Long Title:Placement: Following the Child
Module Code:PLAC7018
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 30
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Placement
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2018/19 ( September 2018 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Next Review Date: December 2022
Module Coordinator: Cian ONeill
Module Author: Marian Quinn
Module Description: The module is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to experience knowledge(s), practices and values in action and to develop the dispositions, attributes and understanding required of an early childhood practitioner. The student will undertake two supervised early childhood education and care (ECEC) block placements with differing age groups and will have the opportunity to integrate practice and theoretical knowledge. Students will attend college for one week at the beginning of the semester to explore the use of supervision, mentoring and coaching in developing practice.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Apply ECEC theory to practice in the placement setting, recognising best practice as outlined in the national practice frameworks and guidelines, e.g. Aistear, Siolta, Diversity , Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines.
LO2 Develop and implement a range of effective skills and competencies for supporting the holistic development and well-being of children in either an early childhood education & care setting or a setting for young children with additional needs.
LO3 Identify their practice strengths and areas for further development as emerging practitioners through effective interaction with placement mentors and supervisors.
LO4 Apply the salient legislative and procedural provisions regulating practice in the placement setting.
LO5 Develop a portfolio of learning that documents the planning, implementation and review of learning opportunities carried out during placement.
LO6 Use reflective logs to critically reflect on practice
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Personal and Professional Development
Working collaboratively to construct appropriate personal and professional goals; undertaking individual responsibility for aspects of ECEC practice; develop the skill of reflective practice and self-evaluation through keeping a daily placement diary- recording events, feelings and reactions.
Supervision
The nature of supervision, effective use of supervision. The student/supervisor/Institute relationship.
Work Practice
Identify and develop practice, values, knowledge(s), attributes and dispositions required for working as an early childhood practitioner; develop an awareness of the extent and nature of documentation required to comply with relevant legislation, regulation and national practice frameworks e.g. Aistear, Siolta, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines.
Application of Learning
Application of theoretical and practice learning received at CIT.
Experiential Learning
Daily plans; changes to routines; following the children's interests; experiencing an emerging curriculum. The nature of the placement experience means that learning will occur beyond that anticipated.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation Placement Visit 1: Observation of practice and interview by CIT supervisor. Focus on interactions, relationships, observations and planning. Note that this evaluation process is inextricably linked to the practical placement experience, therefore any repeat assessment must be based around a further practical placement experience. 1,2,3,4 30.0 Week 7
Performance Evaluation Placement Visit 2: Observations of practice and interview by CIT supervisor. Focus on implementation and review of learning opportunities. Note that this evaluation process is inextricably linked to the practical placement experience, therefore any repeat assessment must be based around a further practical placement experience. 1,2,3,4 40.0 Week 13
Project Develop portfolio of learning to document personal and professional learning achieved during the placement experience 5,6 30.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Applying theory to practice in early childhood education and care or additional needs setting 30.0 Every Week 30.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Developing portfolio of learning 12.0 Every Week 12.00
Total Hours 42.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 42.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Applying theory to practice in early childhood education and care or additional needs setting 30.0 Every Week 30.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Developing portfolio of learning 12.0 Every Week 12.00
Total Hours 42.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 42.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • NCCA 2009, Aistear: The Early Childhood Curriculum Framework, NCCA Dublin
  • CECDE 2006, Siolta: The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education, CECDE Dublin
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_HECEC_7 Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Care 3 Mandatory

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