Short Title:Professional Practice & Child Protection
Full Title:Professional Practice & Child Protection
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:PROP H3004
 
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 is designed to provide students with a critical perspective on contemporary practice in early childhood care and education. Students will be provided with an overview of EU and international practice in this sector. Students will critically examine Aistear, the Early Childhood Curriculum (2009) and its implications for practice in an Irish context. This module will explore professional development in early childcare and education with a particular emphasis on the supervisory and management roles pertinent to the sector. Issues of disadvantage and models of social inclusion in early childhood care and education will be explored.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Critically evaluate contemporary practice in early child care and education.
LO2 Discuss international and EU models of early child care and education provision.
LO3 Explore professional development issues, especially focusing on the supervisory/management role in the sector.
LO4 Critically examine the potential of ECCE services to address issues of disadvantage and promote social inclusion.
LO5 Critically evaluate Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum (2009) and its implications for practice.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Part 1 Skills audit Part 2 Using CoRe 2011 as a guide analyse and reflect on how you have developed each of the skills indicated. Word Count 2000 1,3 40.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,3,4,5 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
  • Department of Education and Science 2017, DEIS Plan 2017: Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools, Government Publications Dublin
  • Ghaye, T., Lillyman, S. 2008, The Reflective Mentor, Quay Books London [ISBN: 1856420523]
  • Government of Ireland 2002, Model Framework for Education, Training and Professional Development in the Early Childhood Care and Education Sector, Stationery Office Dublin
  • NCCA 2009, Aistear: The Early Childhoood Curriculum Framework, NCCA Dublin
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Bradley, S., Hayes, N. 2009, Considering the child in Ireland's early childhood education and care policy, Administration, 57, No.1
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 6 Mandatory