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CHLD8004 - Management in ECEC (0-12yrs)

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Title:Management in ECEC (0-12yrs)
Long Title:Management in ECEC (Birth -12 years)
Module Code:CHLD8004
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Childcare
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2020/21 ( September 2020 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Next Review Date: February 2021
Module Coordinator: Cian ONeill
Module Author: VANESSA MURPHY
Module Description: This module runs concurrently with Placement in Stage 3. The Module aims to examine and explore the principles of management within the context of early childhood care & education (birth to 12 years) and link them to work placement and future career development in the sector. The facilitation of discussion and nurturing of reflection of management skills development will be central.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Evaluate the characteristics of management and supervision in early education settings (birth to 12 years).
LO2 Discuss the skills and competencies that the student needs to develop to become an effective manager.
LO3 Apply theories and models of management to the roles that need to be filled by the effective Education and Care manager.
LO4 Analyse Túsla Quality and Regulatory Framework statutory requirements and inspection process in Education and Care settings.
LO5 Analyse Pobal financial remit and National Quality Framework (DES) for Early Childhood Education and Care in Ireland and the impact of public reporting.
LO6 Apply the learned management skills and competencies in managing people, problem solving, decision making, interpersonal, informational & decisional roles in the ECEC environment.
LO7 Evaluate the importance of reflection and continuous improvement in an Education and Care manager's development.
LO8 Apply the management skills and competencies to action whereby the student can shadow/assist the manager in their setting once they go on placement.
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
The Context of Management & Supervision in ECEC (birth to 12 years)
Exploring the defining characteristics of supervising & managing within an Education and Care context.
Models of Educational Leadership
Examination of the differing theoretical models of management and leadership in education, such as Instructional Leadership; Managerial Leadership; Transactional leadership; Transformational Leadership; Participative Leadership.
Organisational Structures and Roles
Bureaucracy; Collegiality; Delegation; Micropolitics, Leadership and Management Roles; role conflict and ambiguity. Management in action - the interpersonal, informational & decisional roles of managers in the Education and Care (birth to 12 years) sector. Managers are made and not born. Bridging the gap - when does the student/ graduate become a manager?
Managing People
Recruitment and Selection; Induction and retention; Managing Performance; Diversity. Leading people with a variety of behavioural styles. Delegation & Patterns of Authority. Practical People Management Skills.
Education and Care Management Skills Workshop
The facilitation of discussion and nurturing of reflection amongst the students in their management development journey. The management skills workshop will bring the benefit of generating alternative perspectives and debates. The workshop will also allow the student to pin point their strengths and developmental opportunities and reflect about how they may overcome current weaknesses.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Group Project - Each group is given a set of real life scenarios in which to solve. The group must collaborate to develop solutions and a management action plan. The group must present the management action plan to the lecturer/ class. 3,4,6 20.0 Week 7
Reflective Journal The student must pinpoint their individual skills and competencies and develop opportunities and have an awareness of areas that they are weak and be willing to develop/ improve upon these areas. Regular formal feedback is provided throughout the semester. 1,7 30.0 Every Week
Written Report Management in Action - a students review of of how they applied the theories and knowledge learned in practice while on work placement. 1,3,4,6,7,8 50.0 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 Lecture & Tutorial based learning experiences 30.0 Once per semester 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent & Directed Learning linking module content to experiential learning in the ECEC Placement setting 12.0 Every Week 12.00
Total Hours 42.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture & Tutorial based learning experiences 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent & Directed Learning linking module content to experiential learning in the ECEC Placement setting 11.0 Every Week 11.00
Total Hours 14.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Bruce, T. (Editor) 2010, Early Childhood: A Guide for Students, 2nd Ed., Sage London [ISBN: 9781848602243]
  • Lois J. Zachary 2011, The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships, 2nd Ed., John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 9780470907726]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Mintzberg, H. 2007, Mintzberg on Management, 2nd Ed., Simon & Schuster [ISBN: 9781416573197]
  • Bush, T. and Middlewood, D. 2013, Leading and Managing in Education, 3rd Ed., Sage London [ISBN: 9781446281512]
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
CR_HMOED_8 Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Montessori Education 6 Mandatory

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