Full Title:Applied Professional Practice 3
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:PROF N7003
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 Experienced Practitioner Level (JELR, 2002) or equivalent (Government of Ireland, 2018) .
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Appraise & evaluate personal and professional development opportunities
  2. Demonstrate the skills and knowledge outlined in the Experienced Practitioner profile.
  3. Apply professional responses to work based challenges at Experienced Practitioner level
  4. Engage in on-going reflective practice that supports personal and professional development
  5. Demonstrate application of relevant theory to practice at Experienced Practitioner level

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Professional Practice Preparation
Interview skills, Personal Development, Career Planning,
Reflective Practice
Continuing engagement with the reflective process and progression of critical appraisal
National Frameworks
Assimilated use of Siolta, Aistear, & Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Charter in professional practice workplace
Experienced Practitioner Skills
Attuning practice to meet criteria from Experienced practitioner profile
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 examine personal and professional development opportunities & skills; to demonstrate competencies, skills and knowledge in relation to the Experienced Practitioner profile; to engage in the process of ongoing reflexive and reflective practice on personal and professional experiences 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 0 0 n/a 0
Other Students will be assessed on professional practice by a visiting lecturer with experience in the Early Childhood Sector 1,2,3,4,5 40.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
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 2.00 Once per semester 0.13
Total Weekly Learner Workload 13.60
Total Weekly Contact Hours 13.60
Recommended Book Resources
  • Carr, M. & Lee, W. 2012, Learning Stories _ Constructing Learner Identities in Early Education., SAGE Publications Ltd. London
  • Reed, M. & Canning N. 2013, Reflective Practice in the Early Years,, SAGE Publications Ltd England [ISBN: 9781848601628]
  • NCCA. 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, 2nd Ed., DES Dublin
  • Moloney, M. & McCarthy, E. 2018, Intentional Leadership for Effective Inclusion in Early Childhood Education and Care, Routledge Oxon
Supplementary 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
  • Mc Partland, E. 2012, Supervision and Leadership in Childcare., Gill and Macmillan Dublin [ISBN: 0717153428]
  • Stacey, S. 2018, Inquiry-Based Early Learning Environments: Creating, Supporting, and Collaborating, Redleaf Press [ISBN: 9781605545813]
  • Sancisi, L. & Egdington, M. 2015, Developing High Quality Assessment, Observation and Planning in the Early Years: Made to Measure, Routledge Taylor & Francis [ISBN: 9781138808041]
  • Fisher, J. 2018, Interacting Or Interfering? Improving Interactions in the Early Years, Open University Press UK [ISBN: 978-033526256]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
  • Hallet, E. 2016, Early Years Practice For Educators and Teachers, Sage Publications
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_NNAEC_7 Bachelor of Arts in Applied Early Childhood Studies 5 Mandatory