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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
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryWith 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
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 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 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
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
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
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information This course runs Tuesday evenings 6.30-8.30pm
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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