Presentation on theme: "BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies WELCOME! Caroline Leeson - Associate Professor and joint programme leader, Early Childhood Studies Rod Parker-Rees –"— Presentation transcript:
BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies WELCOME! Caroline Leeson - Associate Professor and joint programme leader, Early Childhood Studies Rod Parker-Rees – Associate Professor and joint programme leader, Early Childhood Studies
What is Early Childhood Studies? Multidisciplinary, multi-professional course Academic development alongside opportunities for extending practical skills and experience A growth area of study with reliable prospects for future employment Not an easy option - but an enjoyable one!
Pattern of Study 120 credits per stage (1 year FT, 2 years PT) 3 modules (2 core and 1 option) per term (FT) 3 hours contact per module per week 1½ days work per module per week Short summer term – opportunities for gaining wider practical experience, travel, etc.
Year One (Stage 1) CORE MODULESOPTION MODULES AUTUMN Studying Children in Context Being a Child Today Perspectives on Disability and Inclusion Children Moving, Growing, Playing and Learning Children and Stories The Psychology of Everyday Experience (All Year Option) SPRING Patterns of Provision for Children 0-8 Children & Communities: Understanding Equality, Inclusion & Diversity in the Early Years (0-8) Early Adventures Working with Colleagues in the Early Years Children’s Health and Wellbeing
Year Two (Stage 2) CORE MODULESOPTION MODULES AUTUMN Becoming a Person Young Children, the Family and Social Policy Varieties of Disabling Conditions The Powerful Child Psychology of Music Independent Study Module Early Childhood Intervention (All Year Option) Motivation, Personality and Coping (All Year Option) SPRING Developing Communication in the Early Years Early Childhood: A Comparative Perspective Education in and for the Environment Work Based Learning (in a setting with young children and/or families) Working with a Range of Professionals: the impact on young children Independent Study Module
Long established reputation Large team of academic staff from a variety of professional backgrounds Flexible programme with a wide range of options to personalise the programme Quality partnerships with local early years settings and organisations Personal approach to the ‘whole’ student experience Why study ECS at Plymouth?
After graduation Further study Teaching - PGCE Social Work – Masters level Masters – ECS and research EYPs NPQICL
The world of work Various EY settings Children’s Centres – children and families Local Authorities - advisors Voluntary sector – Home Start, Barnardos Nanny Lecturer in HE Voluntary work in the Gambia
Thank you for your interest in BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies at Plymouth University Don’t forget you can drop-in and talk to members of the ECS and Admissions teams in the Atrium on the First Floor until 4.00pm facebook.com/PlymUniHES