EDUC06015 2016 Practice Placement (2nd Year)

General Details

Full Title
Practice Placement (2nd Year)
Transcript Title
Practice Placement (2nd Year)
Code
EDUC06015
Attendance
100 %
Subject Area
EDUC - Education
Department
SOCS - Social Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
30 - 30 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Deirdre Scott, Gwen Scarbrough, Orla Walsh, Roisin McGlone, John Kane, Anna Fewer-Hamilton, Tamsin Cavaliero, Karin White, Silvia Gursinski, Maire Hanniffy, Aoife Cooney
Programme Membership
SG_HEARL_G07 201600 Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Care and Educ SG_HEARL_H08 201700 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Humanities in Early Childhood Care and Educ SG_HEARL_H08 201800 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Care and Educ
Description
This practice placement will take place in a registered professional early years setting, providing an opportunity for the student to apply theoretical concepts, knowledge and skills to practice situations.
The placement experience affords insight into the diverse aspects of working in early childhood care and education practice settings. Students will, under supervision, explore the practice of working with young children and continue the development of their professional identities. 
This placement must consist of a minimum of 400 hours over 5 day weeks and be completed over 13 continuous weeks. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Explain the sensitive care and routines of babies and toddlers, including hygienic practices, in the setting in relation to for example food and nappy changing, undertaken on placement with specific reference to the pre-school regulations and setting policies.

2.

Plan, implement, assess and evaluate structured activities in and outdoors making links to Aistear (including observations and conversations), Siolta, Pre School Regulations, the Literacy and Numeracy Strategy, any other relevant documentation and setting policies.

3.

Facilitate opportunities for free play in and outdoors making links to Aistear (including observations and conversations), Siolta, Pre School Regulations, the Literacy and Numeracy Strategy, any other relevant documentation and setting policies.

4.

Record and report on children’s learning and development making links to Aistear, Siolta, any other relevant documentation and setting policies.

5.

Indicate the skills (for example creative, interpersonal, reflective, professional), qualities (for example inclusive, ethical practices) and competencies they have used and developed over the course of this placement when working with different stakeholders and how these suggest suitability for this career path.

6.

Identify how learning of concepts and theories from all programme modules completed to date has been integrated and has impacted on their practices on placement.

7.

Demonstrate professionalism throughout the duration of the placement process.

8.

Demonstrate professionalism throughout the duration of the placement experience.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Learning occurs through experiences whilst on placement.

Module Assessment Strategies

The assessment strategy comprises an assessment by the visiting tutor, a portfolio, a report from the supervisor and has a review component.

 

All learning objectives must be passed.

Repeat Assessments

All elements must be passed and if any are not passed they must be repeated.  Only one attempt is allowed.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
EDUC06013 201600 Professional Practices

Indicative Syllabus

This placement experience enables students to use what has been gained from learning in all modules to date in practice situations.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Visiting Tutor Continuous Assessment Performance Evaluation 20 % Week 10 5,7
2 Portfolio Project Project 60 % Week 13 1,2,3,6
3 Supervisor Report Pass/Fail Written Report - % Week 13 8
4 Review Continuous Assessment Assignment 20 % Week 15 4

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical Offsite Placement 30 Weekly 30.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 30.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

All sources from previous modules should be utilized.