- Year 1
EEC601S Research in Early Childhood Studies
This module is an introduction to research in Early Childhood Studies. Students will critically examine a variety of approaches and methods of data collection and consider the ethical issues involved in carrying out investigations in naturalistic settings. It provides students with the opportunity to design an investigation in their chosen aspect of ECS, carry out a sustained and rigorous piece of work, and analyse and discuss their findings through both a written study in appropriate ways using ICT and an oral presentation.
EEC603S Adults' Concepts of Childhood: their impact on the past and present treatment of children
This module will explore how childhood and adulthood are related concepts with deep historical roots. It will explain contemporary changes in young children's lives by tracing the historical forces that have shaped different concepts of childhood, defining the ways in which adults think, act and behave with young children.
EEC625S Current Issues in Early Childhood Studies
This module will enable participants to focus on current debates related to early childhood studies. By its nature the content of the module will change each year, as issues change, new understandings emerge and different perspectives apply. The module will debate current issues critically, analytically and theoretically, whilst considering implications for practice.
EEC611S Independent Study Module
This module allows students to conduct an in depth study of an area of interest in the field of Early Childhood Studies that is not fully covered by the taught modules they are currently studying. It develops their independent thinking by critically exploring an area of personal importance in Early Childhood Studies.
EEC616S Work Based Learning in the early years
This module is intended to provide students with the opportunity to maximise learning opportunities which accrue from part-time, term-time (PT/TT) and vacation experience, which could include paid or unpaid work, based on the recognition that learning takes place in a wide variety of situations and settings. The module has a particular emphasis on reflective practice.
Every undergraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the course aims, the course structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.
The following programme specification represents the latest course structure and may be subject to change:
The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.