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EDUC7013 - ICT & Learning in ECEC

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Title:ICT & Learning in ECEC
Long Title:ICT & Learning in ECEC
Module Code:EDUC7013
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Education Studies
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2018/19 ( September 2018 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Next Review Date: February 2021
Module Coordinator: Cian ONeill
Module Author: VANESSA MURPHY
Module Description: ICT & Learning in Early Childhood Education and Care explores the potential of ICT to fuel the engagement, creativity and active learning of infants, toddlers and pre-school children. The module illustrates how ICT can be embedded across areas to enhance holistic development and outlines the capacity of ICT to support differentiated instruction.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Embed ICT across a range of learning and development opportunities (Aistear / Siolta).
LO2 Outline the potential of ICT to enhance a child's level of engagement, creativity and active learning - birth - 3 and 3 - 6 years.
LO3 Debate the digital divide associated with ICT in Early Childhood Education & Care sector.
LO4 Apply inclusion practices differentiated by a child's needs, ability and/or interests by using a range of ICT resources.
LO5 Employ range of ICT tools to support planning, practice and professional development.
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
Learning & Development Opportunities
Potential of ICT to enhance a child's level of engagement - birth to three and three to six years. Possible provocations and creativity opportunities. Fostering literacy and numeracy skills. Autonomous and active learning. Using ICT to address holistic needs. Mobile technology in the early years. Aistear. Siolta.
Digital Divide
Examine the digital divide in relation to the ECEC sector. Identify potential risks - E-safety, privacy, supervision, parental controls, blocks etc. and barriers to effective ICT implementation - training / funding.
Differentiation and Inclusion
Differentiate practice based a child's needs, ability, and/or interests by using a range of ICT resources. Learning styles; different pace; English as Additional Language (EAL); Special Educational Needs (SEN); levels of competence and abilities.
Professional Development
Develop understandings of ICT that connect with existing early childhood education philosophy and pedagogical views. Training; competence levels of practitioners. ICT can aid effective administrations; planning; communication; practice and professional development.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Outline the potential of ICT to enhance a child's learning - birth to three and three to six years and how ICT can support planning, practice and professional development. 2,5 20.0 Week 5
Presentation ICT in ECEC - digital divide. 3 20.0 Week 8
Written Report Create a portfolio and present summary of learning and development opportunities (Aistear / Siolta) applying inclusion practices differentiated by a child's needs using a range of ICT resources. 1,4 60.0 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
Lecture Theory 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Practical 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Independent study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Practical 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Independent study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Susanne Garvis, Narelle Lemon 2015, Understanding Digital Technologies and Young Children, Routledge [ISBN: 978-1-13-8804]
  • Helena Gillespie 2012, Unlocking Learning and Teaching with ICT: Identifying and Overcoming Barriers, Routledge
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Harriet Price 2009, The Really Useful Book of ICT in the Early Years, Routledge [ISBN: 978-041543418]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Archana Shah & Sunita Godiyal 2015, Ict In The Early Years Balancing the Risks and Benefits, E-Journal, 12 [ISSN: ISSN-0970]
  • Barnardos 2014, Digital Childhood, ChildLinks, Issue 3
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
  • Ivan Kalaš 2010, Recognizing the potential of ICT in early childhood education, UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education
Other Resources
  • Website: NCCAAistear, www.ncca.ie
  • Website: SíoltaSiolta Principles, www.síolta.ie
  • Website: BarnardosChildren & Technology, www.barnardos.ie
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_HECEC_7 Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Care 5 Mandatory

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