CHLD C3701 - Regulation and Inspection in Early Childhood Education

Module Title:Regulation and Inspection in Early Childhood Education Wexford
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: A variety of teaching and learning strategies, including lectures, class discussions, and inspection report reviews will be used throughout this module. These will require active participation on behalf of learners to develop analytical and communication skills associated with Higher and Initial Professional Education. Independent learning will be supported with on-line learning materials through Blackboard which will deep students understanding of module aims and learning outcomes.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to enable students develop knowledge, practices, and values associated with the regulation and inspection of early childhood services in Ireland.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Know the Irish Early Childhood regulation legislation and the Child and Family and Department of Education and Skills inspection frameworks
LO2 Critically consider the Irish Early Childhood inspection process
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
Quality practice
Quality practice and the quality continuum, Quality practice as a Children's Right - Article 18, General comment 7 of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, article 29 and minimum standards
Fundamentals of and strategies for regulation
Regulation and its purpose Regulation strategies – Meta-regulation and Regulatory Systems.
Inspection legislation and policy
Childcare Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016; Overview of TUSLA inspection; Overview of the DES Early Years Education Inspection
Inspection in practice
Reviewing the inspection process and analysing inspection reports for quality insights
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Multiple Choice Questions On-line MCQ exam about regulation theory and Irish early childhood inspection systems 1 30.00 n/a
Project Using published inspections, critically review the Irish early childhood inspection process in light of regulation theory and inspection guidelines 2 70.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Every Week 7.50
Total Hours 9.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 6.50
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_HWECE_B Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education and Practice 5 Mandatory
CW_HWECE_D Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education and Practice 5 Mandatory