Perspectives on Practice; Professional Approaches (X3227)

30 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

In this module, you gain the professional skills to work with children and young people. 

You learn the key skills for practice, including: 

  • communication, dialogue and listening
  • working with groups, and managing group dynamics
  • creative work with children, young people and families, including visual and digital arts, music and drama, and an introduction to Forest School theory and methods
  • observation in mainstream educational contexts
  • understanding assessment and feedback.

You also look at:

  • observation and assessment in children's social care
  • approaches to communication and practice in working with children with special educational needs
  • therapeutic approaches to work with children and young people, including counselling and play therapy.

This module includes preparation for your observational placement in education, early years, youth work, or the play service.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 44 hours of contact time and about 256 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.