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Undergraduate Course: Childhood Studies Work Based Learning 1: Professional Development (EDUA08045)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) Credits40
Home subject areaEducation Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionWith a critical focus on the National Care Standards, The Social Service Council Registration Criteria for Childhood Practitioners, Curriculum of Excellence, the 3-5 Curriculum and Birth to 3 Curriculum students will assess their development as childhood practitioners. They will compare the policies and professional standards of childhood practitioners to that of teachers, social workers, community educators and nurses. A systematic process of self-development activities will enable students to progressively develop their competence in the workplace (e.g. time management, conflict resolution, planning a body of work). Course tutors will introduce students to the theory and practice of experiential learning and prepare them to act as 'reflective practitioners'. The course will also enable them to consider their critical thinking skills, learning styles and ability to meet academic standards of writing. The course will culminate in seminar events, organised by student learning clusters, attended by course members.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Full Year, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information This course runs Tuesday evenings 6.30-8.30pm
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 44, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 348 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students will be able to:

1. Show knowledge of the National Care Standards, The Social Service Council Registration Criteria for Childhood Practitioners, Curriculum of Excellence, the 3-5 Curriculum and Birth to 3 Curriculum
2. Assess their own competence in terms of these policies
3. Devise a personal action plan to address identified issue in the work place
4. Show knowledge of how to manage resources
5. Critically assess their development as a childhood practitioner
6. Consider how to support the self-empowerment of children and families in the community
7. Demonstrate knowledge of the relationship between community education and children=s services
8. Demonstrates their planning skills by organise a seminar for their peer group based on an identified issue,
9. Demonstrate presentation skills by presenting their views on a work related topic
10. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate practice and implement appropriate change in the work place
Assessment Information
1. Semester 1 : Each student will produce an assignment that critically assess their capacity for self-management (2000 words) 50% of total marks.

This will include feedback from:

! a self-assessment instrument
! peer observation
! fieldwork practitioner(s)

2. Semester 2 Each student will summarise the key findings from the seminar event and draw out the implications for their own understanding of professionalism (2000 words). 50% of total marks
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Additional Information
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Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
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KeywordsChildren Childhood Work Reflexive Practice
Course organiserProf John Davis
Tel: (0131 6)51 6481
Course secretaryMrs Alison Macleary
Tel: (0131 6)51 6382
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