Module Title:Philosophy in EC Education
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lecture Role Play Case Study Directed Reading Supervised Professional Practice-based Learning Self-directed learning Blended Learning
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to encourage learners to see themselves as philosophers with the ability to encourage children to philosophise and to understand how their philosophical stance impacts on the practice
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Discuss the meaning and importance of philisophing for Early Childhood Practitioners
LO2 Demonstrate the ability to plan for and encouage children to philosophise
LO3 Reflect on the links between Delor’s Pillars of Learning and Aistear
LO4 Demonstrate the abilty to critically reflect on a wide of early childhood theory and practice
LO5 Discuss how quality can be assessed and change brought about through critical reflection with specific reference to Siolta: The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

5148 CHLD H1412 Early Childhood Education
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
5151 CHLD H2406 Pedagogy & Curriculum
Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Topic: What is Philosophising?
Thinking about Thinking Thinking about the learning Thinking for subversion Thinking about
Topic: Encouraging Children to Think and the Link to Aistear (Exploring & Thinking)
How to support children as philosophical thinkers How to conduct a philosophical thinking session with children How to use props for thinking
Topic: The Four Pillars of Education and the Link to Aistear’s Themes
Learning to Be Learning to Know Learning to Do Learning to Live with Others
Topic: Becoming Critically Reflective about the Practice of Early
Childhood Education and Care Reflecting on learning and learners Reflecting on the curriculum Reflection on Relationships Reflection on the Role of the Professional in Early Childhood Communities of Enquiry
Topic: Reflecting on Quality
Using Siolta to critically think about theory, policy and practice
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment60.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Essay 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2,3,4,5 40.00 End-of-Semester

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 1.50
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 1.83
Total Hours 100.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 0.75
Total Hours 0.75
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_HHECE_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Education and Care 2 Mandatory
CW_HWECE_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Education and Care 2 Mandatory