Short Title:Advanced Practice Placement
Full Title:Advanced Practice Placement
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:PLAC H3050
 
Credits: 20
Field of Study:Child Care and youth services
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Zuzana Tesarova
Module Description:Supervised practice placements form an integral component of this course. Placement provides students with the opportunity to link classroom learning with work-based practice and facilitates the development of practice skills in an early years environment. The Placement affords the student the opportunity to “test out” their knowledge and skills within the safety of a well-structured and supervised work setting with the direction of an experienced, competent professional. Students are expected to be supernumerary to the staff complement of the placement setting. Students will attend a series of mandatory workshops over a two week period at the beginning of the Semester focused on placement preparation, followed by an 11 week supervised practice placement in early years setting (330 hours in total). This setting will be more specialised in nature than the second year practice placement setting
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate a willingness to interact and communicate with children
LO2 Apply a variety of specialised practice skills learnt in Child Centred Practice in first and second year
LO3 Demonstrate the ability to link ECCE theory to practice in the ECCE setting, recognising best practice
LO4 Critique their own practice strengths and areas for further development based on critical reflection
LO5 Appraise one’s own values and attitudes and their impact on the method and manner of their work
LO6 Demonstrate awareness of confidentiality and professionalism in the workplace and of professional ethical standards
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation The college placement supervisor will undertake at least two pre-arranged visit to each student in the workplace during the placement – more visits may be undertaken if needed. These three-way meetings, between the student, the workplace supervisor and the placement coordinator, provides a formal opportunity to a. Review the placement in the context of the original learning objectives as outlined in the placement contract b. Identify the positive aspects of the placement c. Consider areas for further development The placement co-ordinator report will be assessed as a pass or fail. Students must pass both the workplace evaluation report and supervision meetings 3,6 40.00 n/a
Performance Evaluation Students are required to participate in Training Course/Workshops on “Practice Placements” and “Professional Supervision” which will be developed and provided by the Institute in the first two weeks of the Semester. Attendance at pre-placement preparation workshops is mandatory. Attendance at placement and the placement workshops held over the course of the practice placement is also mandatory. The evaluation report, assessment and suitability rating and grade from the workplace supervisor. Evaluation reports are graded as pass or fail. Students must obtain a pass in this in order to be considered for a successful placement. 1,2,3,4,5,6 60.00 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
Placement No Description 330.00 Once per Semester 22.00
Other Worshop 6.00 Twice per semester 0.80
Total Weekly Learner Workload 22.80
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Placement No Description 330.00 Once per Semester 22.00
Other Workshop 6.00 Twice per semester 0.80
Total Weekly Learner Workload 22.80
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • NCCA 2009, Aistear: The Early Childhood Curriculum Framework, NCCA Dublin
  • CECDE 2006, Siolta: The National Quality Framework for Early Education, CECDE Dublin
  • Brownhill, S. 2014, Empowering the Children’s and Young People’s Workforce, Routledge [ISBN: 1136340890]
  • Farrelly, P. 2010, Early Years Work-Based Learning, Learning Matters [ISBN: 184445617X]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Basford J., Hodson, E. 2011, Successful Placements in Early Years Settings, SAGE [ISBN: 1844457427]
  • Brock, A. 2014, The Early Years Reflective Practice Handbook, Routledge [ISBN: 1136302662]
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 5 Mandatory