Short Title:Advanced Placement Project
Full Title:Advanced Placement Project
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:PROJ H3080
 
Credits: 10
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 builds on the learning of previous modules and is linked to the placement practice module which 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. Students will complete this project while on placement in an early years setting. In this project, students will document the application of Aistear, the Framework for Early Learning in an early years setting, through the observation of experiences which structure and support the development of a competent learner, and a discussion of how the early years practitioner provides for and supports the development of the child. Students will examine learning experiences provided in their placement through the use of Aistear, using the four themes of well-being, identity and belonging, communication and exploring and thinking. Over the course of their placement students will also be required to carry out learning experiences through the planning, organisation, leading and evaluating of activities deemed appropriate by their practice supervisor with a group of children. Students will submit a placement project detailing their experiences and will also be required to make a presentation to a group of their peers on this intervention.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe an early years setting, the service context and the curriculum and assessment processes in place.
LO2 Demonstrate the ability to observe a child in an early years setting and create meaningful experiences based on observations.
LO3 Outline children’s experiences of early learning and development in an early years setting, as linked to Aistear.
LO4 Apply theory from previously completed modules to the practice observed in the early years setting.
LO5 Plan, organise, implement and evaluate age appropriate activities/experiences with children
LO6 Critique their own practice strengths and areas for further development based on critical reflection
LO7 Present an account of their intervention to a group of their peers
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Portfolio 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 100.00 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
Other No Description 32.00 Every Week 32.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 32.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Other No Description 32.00 Every Week 32.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 32.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • NCCA 2009, Towards a Framework for Early Learning, NCCA Dublin
  • NCCA 2009, Aistear: The Early Childhood Curriculum Framework, NCCA Dublin
  • CECDE 2006, Siolta: The National Quality Framework for Early Education, CECDE Dublin
  • Farrelly, P. 2010, Early Years Work-Based Learning, SAGE [ISBN: 1844456161]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Brownhill, S. 2014, Empowering the Children’s and Young People’s Workforce, Routledge [ISBN: 1136340890]
  • Basford, J., Hodson, E. 2011, Successful Placements in Early Years Settings, SAGE [ISBN: 1844457427]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HCHCE_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Early Childhood Care and Education 5 Mandatory