Module Details

Module Code: EDUC N7021
Full Title: Interactions_Hanen Certificate PT
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2022/23 ( September 2022 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits:: 7.5
Module Owner:: Geraldine O'Connor
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: This module will facilitate the student to develop skills to be able to foster language and communication skills in children under 6 years which will facilitate their communication with both adults and peers and support their developing literacy. These skills will help prevent language delays in at risk children and second-language learners; provide intervention for those with language delays and language enrichment for typically developing children.
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Compare children’s and adults’ communication styles and how these interact.
MLO2 Discuss the stages of communication and identify a child’s developmental stage.
MLO3 Choose and apply a variety of stimulation techniques to foster communication, play, peer interaction and early literacy.
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
Communication styles
Adult and Children
Developmental stages of language acquisition
Play and peer interaction
Naturalistic language stimulation techniques
Developing early literacy
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Module Special Regulation


Part Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 100
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 1,2,3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Students have to attend and participate in all aspects of module learning and teaching. In addition students will have to participate in an assessed video recording and a written piece of work.
No Project
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.

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
Lecturer Supervised Learning Contact Combination of support and on-site coaching Every Week 1.50 1.5
Online Contact Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Practical Contact Professional Practice Once per semester 0.27 4
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Once per semester 1.67 25
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Once per semester 1.67 25
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.10
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.77
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Weitzman, E. & Greenberg, J.. (2002), Learning Language and Loving It: A Guide to promoting Children’s Social, Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood Settings, 2nd ed. Hanen Centre, Toronto.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
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