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Programme Academic Structure for 2016 - 2017, Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

This information is provisional & subject to change.

Year 1 Core Modules:

CodeTitleCreditSemesterExam %CA %Resit Category
EC101Child Development 15Semester 190101
EC102Creativity in ECE 1 (a focus on Art)5Semester 101001
EC103Play and Learning 15Semester 201001
EC104National Frameworks for ECE (Ireland)5Semester 190101
EC105Wellbeing, Health and Nutrition 15Semester 101001
EC106Child Protection and Legal Frameworks5Semester 190101
EC107Creativity in ECE (a focus on Music)5Semester 201001
EC108Wellbeing, Health and Nutrition 25Semester 201001
EC109Issues in Prof. Learning and Practice5Semester 101001
EC110Professional Practice 115Semester 201002

Year 2 Core Modules:

CodeTitleCreditSemesterExam %CA %Resit Category
EC201Child Development 25Semester 190101
EC202Historical Perspectives on ECE5Semester 170301
EC203Play and Learning 25Semester 201001
EC204Outdoor Learning5Semester 201001
EC205Curriculm and Planning in ECE5Semester 201001
EC206Language and Cultural Diversity5Semester 101001
EC207Psychological Perspectives5Semester 190101
EC208 ECCE:Contemporary Curriculum Approaches5Semester 150501
EC209Issues in Prof. Learning & Practice 25Semester 101001
EC210Professional Practice 215Semester 201002

Year 3 Core Modules:

CodeTitleCreditSemesterExam %CA %Resit Category
EC301Children, Families and Communities5Semester 110001
EC302Early Mathematics Learning5Semester 101001
EC303Language, Literacy and Culture 15Semester 240601
EC304Assessing Early Learning and Development5Semester 201001
EC305Technology in Learning5Semester 101001
EC306Special Educational Needs5Semester 101001
EC307Children's Participation in ECE5Semester 201001
EC308Current Issues in ECE5Semester 101001
EC309Professional Learning & Practice Issues 35Semester 101001
EC310Professional Practice 315Semester 201002

Year 4 Core Modules:

CodeTitleCreditSemesterExam %CA %Resit Category
EC401Partnership in Early Childhood Education5Semester 170301
EC402Language, Literacy and Culture 25Semester 110001
EC403Philosophy and Childhood5Semester 170301
EC404Transitions and Change in Early Childhood5Semester 201001
EC405Leadership & Management in ECCE Settings5Semester 270301
EC406Dissertation 1 (Research Methods)5Semester 101001
EC407Dissertation 2 and Research Tutorials15Semester 201001
EC408Professional Practice 410Semester 201002

Year 4 Optional Modules:

CodeTitleCreditSemesterExam %CA %Resit Category
EC409AIntercultural Approaches in ECE5Semester 101001
EC409BPhysical Activity in Early Chilhood5Semester 101001
EC409CGhaeilge sna luathbhlianta / Naionrai5Semester 101001

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