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CHLD7009 - Literacy & Numeracy in ECEC

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Title:Literacy & Numeracy in ECEC
Long Title:Literacy & Numeracy in ECEC
Module Code:CHLD7009
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Childcare
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2022/23 ( September 2022 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Next Review Date: February 2021
Module Coordinator: Cian ONeill
Module Author: Annie Cummins
Module Description: This module provides a student with the knowledge, skill and competence to embed early childhood literacy and numeracy concepts across a range of learning opportunities in Early Childhood Education & Care (ECEC) environments.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Examine the concepts, theories, and principles underpinning the teaching and learning of language and numeracy in ECEC settings.
LO2 Utilise provocations to expand a child's understanding of language and numeracy in daily life.
LO3 Assess approaches related to literacy and numeracy as recommended in practice frameworks such as Aistear.
LO4 Apply inquiry and play-based approaches that incorporate literacy and numeracy concepts for birth - 3 and 3 -6 years, as recommended in policies and frameworks such as the First 5 strategy, Aistear, and Siolta
LO5 Examine how the environment encourages advancement of concept formation and abstract logical reasoning.
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
Language and number acquisition
Theories and principles underpinning approaches and models of language and number acquisition in ECEC (birth to three and three to six years).
Provocations & Learning Opportunities
Understanding literacy and numeracy provocations and their application in ECEC. How to present purposeful and careful decisions made in order to expand and develop the ideas of the children (birth to three and three to six years).
Practice Framework
Embedding the teaching and learning approaches related to literacy and numeracy as advocated in practice frameworks such as Aistear / Siolta. Examine own competence in meeting the literacy and numeracy needs of the child.
Inquiry-based approaches
Encourage children to practice their literacy and numeracy skills in a range of circumstances and scenarios. Adopt a standpoint that a child plays an active role in constructing and shaping their own knowledge, learning and experiences.
Concept Formation and Reasoning.
Current thinking about children’s learning highlights the significance of children’s everyday experiences, and the everyday concepts they learn through these experiences. Explore how the environment encourages advancement of concept formation and abstract logical reasoning (birth to three and three to six years).
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Presentation on developing and delivering a diverse range of resources related to literacy or numeracy in ECEC settings 1,2,3,4,5 40.0 Week 7
Project Complete a Portfolio of Learning: This will be continuous assessment based on topics covered in class, including reflective reviews, short discussion pieces and developing literacy and numeracy resources for the classroom. 1,3,4,5 60.0 Week 13
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 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Practical Engagement Learning Experience 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 Experiential Lecture 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Practical Engagement Learning Experience 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
  • Smith, A. Cotton, T. Hansen, A. and Price, A. 2018, Mathematics in Early Years Education, Routledge [ISBN: 978138631922]
  • Boynton, K. 2021, Supporting Early Speech - Language Development: Strategies for ages 0-8., Routledge London [ISBN: 9780367540654]
  • Hilton, G. Hilton, A. Dole, S. and Campbell, C. 2020, Teaching Early Years Mathematics, Science and ICT, Routledge London [ISBN: 9781743314418]
  • Neaum, S. 2017, What comes before Phonics, Sage Publishing California [ISBN: 1473968496]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Vivian Vasquez (Editor), Jeffrey Wood (Editor) 2013, Perspectives and Provocations in Early Childhood Education, Information Age Publishing [ISBN: 9781623963378]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Barnardos 2015, Language Development in the Early Years, Child Links, Issue 1 2015 [ISSN: 1649-0975]
  • Geraldine French 2013, Early Literacy and Numeracy Matters, Dublin Institute of Technology
  • NCCA 2010, Better Literacy and Numeracy for Children and Young People, Dept. of Education and Skills
  • NCCA 2009, Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework
  • Early Childhood Australia 2012, Inquiry-based learning, Australian Government Department of Education
  • Department of Education and Skills 2011, Literacy & Numeracy for Learning & Life 2011-2020
Other Resources
  • Website: NCCA 2015, Helping your child with literacy and numeracy , www.ncca.ie
  • Website: Dept. of Education and Skills 2015, Literacy and Numeracy, www.education.ie
  • Website: Barnardos 2012, Barnardos: Child’s Play is Vital to Building Literacy and Numeracy , www.barnardos.ie/
  • Website: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families 2015, 0 - 3 Matters
  • Website: Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network 2008, Handbook of Language and Literacy Development, A Roadmap from 0 - 60 months , Canada
 

Module Delivered in

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

Cork Institute of Technology
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