Postgraduate

Modules

Modules

EDU8050 : Frameworks for Practice

Semesters
Semester 3 Credit Value: 30
ECTS Credits: 15.0

Aims

To develop ethical and legal professional standards of practice;

To consider the nature and impact of professional assessment/intervention;

To provide students with opportunities to reflect on their own professional development and continuing professional development;

To ensure students are ‘fit to practise’;

To develop a critique of aspects of practice.

In this module we consider professional behaviour, ethics and practice in the particular context of the application of psychology in assessment and intervention. Thus, attention is given to the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Code of Conduct and the Division of Educational and Child Psychology’s (DECP) professional guidelines for EPs as well as the Association of Educational Psychologist’s (AEP) Code of Practice. We also consider legislative and child protection matters that determine the nature and scope of professional work. The ways LAs/ EPSs change and develop in response to evolving needs are considered here, as are quality assurance processes to deliver to particular levels of performance. An understanding is included here of the structures of Children’s Service authorities and health trusts.

Outline Of Syllabus

The syllabus will address the following themes:
Assessment Frameworks
How EPs effect change
EP Practice: Models of psychology

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1100:00100:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading160:0060:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyProject work17:007:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops428:00112:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity17:007:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity17:007:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study17:007:00N/A
Total300:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Presentation and discussion in seminars outlines the field and areas for enquiry. Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) requires group work, research and synthesis. Professional Fieldwork Practice provides context and active engagement. The assignment requires consolidation, reflection, distillation and communication.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay3M1004,000 - 5,000 words, demonstrate knowledge, understanding & skillful application
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Presentation and discussion in seminars outlines the field and areas for enquiry. Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) requires group work, research and synthesis. Professional Fieldwork Practice provides context and active engagement. The assignment requires consolidation, reflection, distillation and communication.

Reading Lists

Timetable