Module Title:Supervised Professional Practice 2
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 30
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: T&L Strategies include • Workshop discussion- Communication of knowledge and ideas between the lecturer and learners • Problem Solving Exercises and Case Studies– Learners will work both individually and as part of a small group to resolve a variety of scenarios relating to early childhood practice. • Class Discussion/Debate - Learners will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills. • E-Learning – It is envisaged that the module will be supported with on-line learning materials. • Self-Directed Independent Learning – the emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices
Module Aim: The aims of this module are to facilitate and support learners in their professional practice placement in an early childhood context. Learners will be encouraged to apply their accumulated programme learning to their professional practice placement experiences, and to examine how their professional practice placement experiences can inform their understanding of various theoretical perspectives. The module aims for learners continue to self-reflect and to develop personally and professionally with increasing confidence in evaluating their own and others’ practice.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate capacity to communicate effectively and build positive relationships with children in the placement setting.
LO2 Demonstrate capacity to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with adults in the placement setting.
LO3 Support children's learning and development using pedagogical and participatory practices.
LO4 Implement appropriate practices in relation to children's health, wellbeing and care needs, in accordance with regulatory requirements.
LO5 Provide verbal and written accounts of professional practice of children's learning and development, underpinned by theoretical perspectives.
LO6 Take a self-reflective approach to their own professional practice and be able to highlight strengths as well as areas in need of further learning and development.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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

No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
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
Workshop participation and discussion
Workshops to provide a space for discussion and peer-learning before and after supervised professional practice placement.
Communication and relationships with children and adults.
• Attunement and responsiveness • Non-verbal communication • Alternative communication approaches • Recognising and supporting children's expression through the '100 Languages' and • Co- professional relationships • Professional verbal and written communication with adults.
Pedagogical & participatory practices.
• Developing practices that are informed by theory, research and professional frameworks- Aistear, Síolta and the National Framework for Children & Young People's Participation.
Health, wellbeing and care needs.
• Policies and practices in relation to Quality Regulatory Framework- Health, Welfare and Development of the Child & Safety.
Professional practice & reflection.
• Using reflective models in relation to professional practice experiences • Growth of self-efficacy and professional identity over the stage • Recognising strengths & areas for development
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Learners are assessed via three components. These components are i) Minimum 80% attendance at SPP2 workshops; ii) A ‘Pass’ in relation to professional practice placement; iii) A mark of not less than 40% in the SPP2 portfolio. The portfolio consists of reflective activities, to be submitted at regular intervals throughout the placement period. 1,2,3,4,5,6 100.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Tutorial 12 Weeks per Stage 0.67
Work - based Learning 12 Weeks per Stage 33.33
Total Hours 408.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Tutorial Every Week 3.00
Work - based Learning 12 Weeks per Stage 22.08
Total Hours 268.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_HHECE_B Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education and Practice 3 Mandatory
CW_HHECE_D Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education and Practice 3 Mandatory