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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2018 - 2019

Module Title
Module Code

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NFQ level Credit Rating
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify the philosophical, physical and social discontinuities that young children may experience on starting preschool or school
2. Discriminate between the supports necessary for children and their families before transition, during transition and during the initial period in a new setting
3. Specify the challenges and issues for early childhood teachers/parents and families in managing transitions for individual children
4. Explain the roles and responsibilities of early childhood teachers/parents and families in supporting transitions for individual children
5. Indicate the type of curriculum, pedagogy and behaviour guidance policies which best serve children in the transition period/early months at primary school
6. Investigate and evaluate transition to school programmes and policies

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Total Workload: 0

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment% Examination Weight%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
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