Short Title:Child Centred Practice
Full Title:Child Centred Practice
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:CHLD H1003
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Humanities
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Zuzana Tesarova
Module Description:This module is designed to introduce the student to professional practice in early childhood care and education. Students will explore key communication, interaction and personal effectiveness skills which are fundamental to the role of the professional practitioner in ECCE. They will be introduced to the structure and development of Irish early childhood care and education provision and policy. They will be provided with an overview of childhood and the care and education of children from a historical perspective. They will be introduced to the key theorists and thinkers in the evolution of early childhood studies. The module will equip the student with an overview of key developments in ECCE services in Ireland, including Siolta: The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education (2006) and Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework (2009). Students will be introduced to the Child Care (Pre-school Services) Regulations and Children First and Duty to Care guidelines and their implications for practice. As law is an ongoing and dynamic subject the syllabus content will be expanded of modified, as the case may be, to reflect developments in the law set out in this module.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify the various dimensions of the role of a professional practitioner in Early Childhood Care and Education(ECCE) services.
LO2 Outline the overall structure of early childhood care and education in Ireland and key practice and policy developments.
LO3 Describe the evolution of early childhood care and education and the contributions of key theorists to changing perspectives and practices.
LO4 Recognise the importance of self-awareness and personal boundaries as professional skills.
LO5 Outline the Pre-school Regulations (2016) and and how they impact on preschool provision and practice.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment n/a 1,5 40.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 2,3,4 60.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus 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 No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 5.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Bruce, T. 2010, Early Childhood, 2nd ed. Ed., SAGE Publications [ISBN: 1848602243]
  • CECDE 2006, síolta the national quality framework for early childhood education
Recommended Book Resources
  • Donohoe, J., Gaynor, F. 2011, Education and Care in the Early Years, 4th ed. Ed., Gill & MacMillan Dublin [ISBN: 9780717149759]
  • Government of Ireland 2006, Child Care (Pre-school Services) Regulations, Stationery Office Dublin
  • DCYA, The National Policy Framework for Children and Young People 2014-2020, Better Outcomes Brighter Futures, Dublin
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HCHCE_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Early Childhood Care and Education 1 Mandatory