30 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module examines a range of perspectives relating to the knowledge, skills and competencies that leaders and practitioners are required to demonstrate in the field of early childhood education. Concepts such as 'quality', 'accountability' and 'professionalism' will be critically evaluated in relation to political and ideological standpoints. Students will reflect upon professional and/or leadership roles and evaluate what quality, accountability and professionalism might 'look like' in a wide range of socio-cultural and geographical contexts. Students will be encouraged to develop and evaluate approaches to leadership/professional practice and to consider contributions to communities of practice.

Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Project/ portfolio

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK