Full Title:Consultation and Evaluation in Early Childhood
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:EDUC N7017
Credits: 7.5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:This module will promote the development of practical skills that will enable students to plan, conduct and evaluate small scale consultations and evaluations.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Plan small scale consultation and evaluation exercises.
  2. Choose appropriate methods to gather data.
  3. Select appropriate techniques to analyse data.
  4. Draw conclusions based on findings.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Gathering information
Nature of evidence; Approaches to Consultation; Methods of evaluation; Ethical issues; sampling.
Quantitative information
Variables and measurement; reliability and validity; survey design; confidence intervals and sample size; Descriptive statistics; using graphs to illustrate data; using Excel to analyse data.
Qualitative information
Focus-groups and interviews; analysing documents; using thematic analysis to analyse qualitative data.
Using and sharing information information
Interpreting findings; drawing conclusions and making recommendations; report writing.
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
Other Proposal for small scale Project 1,2,3 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Project Students will conduct a project that involves planning and conducting a small-scale consultation or evaluation activity 2,3,4 80.00 0 0 n/a 0
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
An opportunity to complete equivalent activities will be offered

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 No Description 1.50 Every Week 1.50
Practical workshop 4.00 Once per semester 0.27
Directed Reading No Description 3.80 Every Week 3.80
Independent Study No Description 7.60 Every Week 7.60
Total Weekly Learner Workload 13.17
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.77
Recommended Book Resources
  • Robson, C. 2011, Real World Research, 3 Ed., Wiley Sussex
  • Castle, K. 2012, Early Childhood Teacher Research: From Questions to Results, Routledge New York; Oxon
  • Holmes. G.R. 2011, Doing Your Early Years Research Project: A Step by Step Guide, 2nd Ed., Sage Publications London
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Reusable learning object: Hardy, C. & Harling M 2005, Designing a questionnaire, School of Nursing, University of Nottingham
  • Reusable learning object: Maguire, M & Delahunt, B. 2010, A practical step-by-step guide to thematic analysis, National Digital Learning Repository

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_NNAEC_7 Bachelor of Arts in Applied Early Childhood Studies 6 Mandatory