Module Details

Module Code: EDUC N7017
Full Title: Consultation and Evaluation in Early Childhood
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2022/23 ( September 2022 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits:: 7.5
Module Owner:: Caroline McDonnell
Departments: Nursing Midwifery & Early Years
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.
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Plan small scale consultation and evaluation exercises.
MLO2 Choose appropriate methods to gather data.
MLO3 Select appropriate techniques to analyse data.
MLO4 Draw conclusions based on findings.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Module 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.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work20.00%
Module Special Regulation


Part Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Other % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 1,2,3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Proposal for small scale Project
Assessment Type Project % of Total Mark 80
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Students will conduct a project that involves planning and conducting a small-scale consultation or evaluation activity
No Practical
No Final 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

This module has no Full Time On Campus workload.
Workload: Part Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 1.50 1.5
Online Contact Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Practical Contact workshop Once per semester 0.27 4
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.80 3.8
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 7.60 7.6
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.17
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.77
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Robson, C.. (2011), Real World Research, 3. 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. 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.