Full Title:Applied Professional Practice 2
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:PROF N7002
Credits: 10
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this module is to provide opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to professional practice at Intermediate Practitioner Level (JELR, 2002) ad/or equivalent .
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Identify personal and professional learning objectives, through the development of a continuous professional development (CPD) plan, CV design / update.
  2. Apply professional responses to work based challenges at Intermediate Practitioner level
  3. Demonstrate the skills and knowledge outlined in the Intermediate Practitioner profile.
  4. Demonstrate application of relevant theory in practice at Intermediate Practitioner level
  5. Engage in on-going reflective practice that supports personal and professional development

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Professional Practice Preparation
CV Planning / update, career development, personal objectives
Reflective Practice
On-Going development of critical analysis skills
National Regulations, Frameworks & Policy
Integrated use of Quality Regulatory Framework, Siolta,Quality Framework; Aistear, Curriculum Framework; and DiversIty, EquaIity and Inclusion Charter in professional practice
Intermediate Practitioner Skills
Integrating practice at Intermediate practitioner level
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Part Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Portfolio Students are required to develop/update CV, CPD plan/profile; demonstrate competencies, skills and knowledge in relation to the Intermediate Practitioner profile; and engage in the process of ongoing reflective practice on personal and professional experiences. 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Practical/Skills Evaluation Students will be assessed on professional practice by a visiting lecturer with experience in the Early Childhood sector. 2,3,4 40.00 0 0 n/a 0
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.
Reassessment Description
A repeat professional practice assessment (Practical/Skills Evaluation) may be deemed necessary where requirements are not met.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

This course has no Full Time workload.
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Academic Preparation for the professional practice experience 6.00 Once per semester 0.40
Practical Professional Practice in the Field 196.00 Once per semester 13.07
Practical Practical/Skills Evaluation with development plan created on-site in collaboration with Academic Lecturer 2.50 Once per semester 0.17
Total Weekly Learner Workload 13.63
Total Weekly Contact Hours 13.63
Recommended Book Resources
  • Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform 2002, Model Framework for Education, Training and Professional Development in the Early Childhood Care and Education Sector, Government Publications Dublin
  • National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. 2009, Aistear. The Early Childhood Curriculum Framework., The Stationery Office Dublin
  • Department of Education & Skills 2017, Siolta. The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education, Early Years Education Policy Unit Dublin
  • Brock, A. & Dodds, S. & Jarvis, P. & Olusoga, Y. 2009, Perspectives on play - Learning for Life, Pearson Education Ltd UK
  • Department of Education & Skills 2015, AistearSiolta Practice Guide, DES Dublin
  • Hallet, E. 2013, The Reflective Early Years Practitioner, SAGE Publications Ltd England [ISBN: 9781446200568]
  • Department of Children & Youth Affairs 2016, DIversIty, EqualIty AND InclusIon Charter, DCYA
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Fisher, J. 2016, Interacting Or Interfering? Improving Interactions in the Early Years., Open University Press UK [ISBN: 978-033526256]
  • Sancisi, L. & Egdington, M. 2015, Developing High Quality Assessment, Observation and Planning in the Early Years: Made to Measure, Routledge Taylor & Francis [ISBN: 9781138808041]
  • Stacey, S. 2018, Inquiry-Based Early Learning Environments: Creating, Supporting, and Collaborating, Redleaf Press [ISBN: 9781605545813]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_NNAEC_7 Bachelor of Arts in Applied Early Childhood Studies 3 Mandatory