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PLAC8011 - Placement: Advanced Practice

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Title:Placement: Advanced Practice
Long Title:Placement: Advanced Practice
Module Code:PLAC8011
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 20
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Placement
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: Marian Quinn
Module Description: This module is designed to give the student the opportunity to combine and extend their knowledge(s) and experience gained through previous placement experience and classes. The student will undertake a supervised early childhood education and care (ECEC) block placement for the semester and will have the opportunity to integrate theory and further develop their practice with particular emphasis on management in ECEC settings. Students will attend college for one week at the beginning of the semester to explore management practices appropriate to ECEC settings.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Apply an advanced understanding of pedagogical practices, national practice frameworks, guidelines, legislation and regulations.
LO2 Conduct themselves in a professional manner: in this context; be approachable, enthusiastic, separate personal and professional life, behave ethically and communicate respectfully and professionally (verbally and non-verbally) with all members of the placement community.
LO3 Apply their skills, understanding and knowledge(s) to develop and implement appropriate learning opportunities, under supervision.
LO4 Analyse their personal and professional development and practice experience in a critically reflective manner, through portfolio work.
LO5 Critically evaluate the management structures in the early childhood education and care setting.
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
Work Practice
Develop advanced practice, values, knowledge(s), attitudes and dispositions required for working as an early childhood practitioner; deepen awareness of the extent and nature of documentation required to comply with relevant legislation, regulations, guidelines and national practice frameworks; aim to participate in as many aspects of an ECEC setting as possible, with particular emphasis on management practice and systems; aim to contribute to the quality of service provision in an inclusive early learning environment; application of reflective practice in an ECEC setting.
Personal and Professional Development
Working collaboratively to construct appropriate personal and professional goals; undertaking increased individual responsibility for aspects of ECEC practice; advance the skill of reflective practice and self-evaluation through keeping a daily placement diary- recording events, feelings and reactions; take responsibility for own actions in a supervised context.
Application of Learning
Application of theoretical and practical learning acquired at CIT and on previous placement experience
Management Practice and Systems
Develop increased awareness of the management practice and systems in an early childhood education and care setting;
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 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 and evaluating the management practices of the service. 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. 1,2,3,5 40.0 Week 13
Project Develop portfolio of learning to document personal and professional learning achieved during the placement experience 4,5 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
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Mentorship and guidance for student on placement 0.33 Every Week 0.33
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Integrating theory and practice in ECEC centre or centre for children with additional needs. Students are required to complete 30hours per week, for semester, in the placement centre. During placement the student will develop a portfolio of learning relating to management practices and systems; learning opportunities and reflective practice. 27.67 Every Week 27.67
Total Hours 28.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 28.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.33
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Mentorship and guidance for student on placement 0.33 Every Week 0.33
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Integrating theory and practice in ECEC centre or centre for children with additional needs. Students are required to complete 30hours per week, for semester, in the placement centre. During placement the student will develop a portfolio of learning relating to management practices and systems; learning opportunities and reflective practice. 27.67 Every Week 27.67
Total Hours 28.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 28.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.33
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • NCCA 2009, Aistear: The Early Childhood Curriculum Framework, NCCA
  • CECDE 2006, Siolta: The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education, CECDE [ISBN: 0995104807]
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 6 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork

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