Key Issues and Debates in Childhood Practice A EDUC2096

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

The course will focus on supporting the students' engagement with and the development of their ability to search for relevant literature. The course will be undertaken as Childhood Practice literature research project with a mixture of face to face lectures and online study milestone tasks which must be completed before students can move onto the next task



Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





Assessment: Annotated reference list : At the end of 2nd year students will submit and be graded on a reading matrix which can be supported by a narrative demonstrating a critique and comparison of the sources they have accessed (equivalent to 2000 words) (20 credits)

Course Aims

This course aims to develop and support students' engagement with the sources in order to develop both their writing and reading skills.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Identify a current issue in Childhood Practice and provide evidence of a range of recent debates on the issue in a Scottish context

■ Demonstrate a critical, questioning perspective on the current issue in Childhood Practice from one other country displaying knowledge of its national frameworks and underlying philosophies

Provide coherent arguments/discussion which are supported by evidence from current practice and theory

■ locate information from a wide variety of sources including research-based materials

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.