Short Title:Team and Group Dynamics in the Childcare Sector
Full Title:Team and Group Dynamics in the Childcare Sector
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:CHLD H2004
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Child Care and youth services
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Zuzana Tesarova
Module Description:This module aims to equip the student with knowledge and skills in team and group dynamics in the childcare workplace context. The student will engage with theories around team and group processes and how these processes can be impacted upon within different environmental contexts. The module will introduce the student to two different models of staged group development. The student will explore the various team and group roles in early childhood care and educational context. The module will examine how to recognise and respond to team and group conflict and challenge the student to appreciate the significant potential of teamwork in a childcare context. The module will also address the issue of team and group dynamics when working with multi-disciplinary teams and with parents in particular.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Explore team and group dynamics, theories and processes.
LO2 Identify the group development stages and recognise the various roles which group members perform.
LO3 Distinguish between the various multi-disciplinary teams in a childcare context.
LO4 Examine the role of teamwork with specific reference to working with parents.
LO5 Recognise conflict in groups and apply appropriate strategies for responding to conflict.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Case study 1,2,3,4,5 100.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

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
  • Burn, S.M. 2003, Groups, Wadsworth Publishing Company [ISBN: 0534526748]
  • Stacey, M. 2009, Teamwork and Collaboration in Early Years Settings, SAGE [ISBN: 1844455688]
  • Doel, M. 2006, Using Groupwork, Psychology Press [ISBN: 0415339324]
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 4 Mandatory