Module Title:Pedagogy & Curriculum
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to explore a variety of curriculum approaches in support of children’s learning
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Compare the characteristics and practice of differing curricula.
LO2 Investigate, discuss and describe the features of international curricula that have influenced the development of Aistear
LO3 Analyse the role of interactions in supporting learning
LO4 Examine the role of the environment in supporting learning
LO5 Research the underlying principles in the formulation of Siolta: The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education
LO6 Demonstrate an ability to use a range of assessment methods to document children’s learning.
LO7 Demonstrate the importance of integrated planning for and documentation of children’s learning
LO8 Demonstrate the ability to plan, implement, record, report and reflect on small group learning activities in practice.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Topic: Models of Curriculum
Montessori Froebel Steiner High/Scope Early Start (Ireland) Reggio Emilia Te Whariki
Topic: Planning for Learning (to include Aistear: Guidelines for Good Practice)
The Role of the Adult in Supporting Learning Parents and Practitioners working together Learning and Developing through Interactions Planning the Environment for Learning
Topic: Introducing Siolta: The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education
Context Development Characteristics Assessing and Supporting Quality
Topic: Supporting Learning and Development through Assessment (to include Aistear; Guidelines for Good Practice)
Portraiture Study Learning Stories
Topic: Understanding and using the Aistear
Research Papers Principles Themes Aims & Learning Goals Planning for Learning (to include Aistear; Use Guide) Making long-term and short-term plans Lesson Planning Preparation ‘Doing’ Documenting (Suggestions for meeting the requirements of Article 5 of the Preschool Regulations 2006)
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment60.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Supporting Learning Project 3,4,6,7,8 40.00 n/a
Essay Assignment 1,2,4 20.00 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 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 40.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Practicals 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 2.67
Total Hours 170.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Total Hours 1.50
 

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