Childhood Practice: Building A Professional Learning Community EDUC5018
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: School of Education
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: No
Strategies and importance of self-reflection in building a Professional Learning Community in a practice based setting.
Every 3 weeks
Requirements of Entry
A first degree or equivalent
Access to a suitable work environment
Must have or be willing to undertake a practice qualification - SVQ/HNC/HND
Leading Improvements in Childhood Practice
Practice Placement A
Practitioner Enquiry and Decision Making
Contemporary Perspectives on Children and Childhoods
Practice Placement B
The assignment is in three parts:
1. Presentation of a self-evaluation of leadership skills as a leader/manager based on leadership audit drawing evidence from a range of sources including care standards, Standard for childhood practice self assessment and feedback. Students should identify areas of both strength and areas for development. (40% )
2. Critical review of the role of a leader/manager in building and sustaining professional practice in a learning community. Consider your own experience and role in helping to establish a learning community within your own setting. (2,000 words +/- 10%- is 50 %)
3. Making a clear link to part 1 of the assignment create a learning plan to address areas for your development as a leader/manager (present as a table/grid - 10 %)
Students are required to successfully complete two sections of this assignment.
Main Assessment In: December
Through critical reflection and reading students will develop an understanding of the concepts and principles of leadership and collegiality.
Through self-evaluation and reflection students will identify areas of development and strength to enhance their leadership skills in a collegiate environment.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
Demonstrate a critical understanding of the concepts and principles of leadership and collegiality within an Childhood Practice context; (W)
Complete an evaluation of his/her (emerging) role as a leader/manager, relating these to the Standard for Childhood Practice and clearly identify strengths and areas for development (P)
Critically reflect on role as a(n) (emerging) leader/manager in contributing to a collegiate culture in the student's setting (W)
Draw on relevant literature in relation to leadership and professional learning communities to support the self evaluation and critical reflection; (P W LP)
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
66 % attendance at course and successful completion of assessment tasks.