Assessment 2 Essay Learning outcomes 1,2,3 and 4. (Title: A consideration of the principles and practice that underpin the early years curriculum YOU USE and how that content relates to young childrenâ€™s needs and interests) 2500 words. 70%. Submission date ; Saturday Saturday 12th December , 2015 via Dropbox (in the CHS28 Sunspace area)
NOTE: This assignment is an essay based on evidence cited from a minimum of 3 self-selected â€˜investigation sessionsâ€™ (devise your own visit recordings as evidence and place in appendix) . These may be from a range of sources and might include:
Meetings with key members of senior management from your setting or meetings with allied professionals who provide input to your setting or with whom your setting works collaboratively.
Key observation of practice from your own setting
You may also wish to visit and observe practice in other settings to obtain your background information.
From each visit you must gather and record the relevant information and evidence to be used to support your essay. Each visit recording sheets (See appendix in workbook) must give a very brief descriptor of the meeting/observation including who/role of person you met with , what you observed and the key information you obtained) Ensure that your work has an appendix which includes notes from all three investigations Use clear evidence from investigation notes/observations to support arguments you are making in your essay Be critical â€“ not just descriptive of what you saw or know , but how the example is relevant to your argument , consider the impact/implications , compare and contrast with another situation or findings for research etc etc
1. Detailed understanding of the principles of practice that underpin the current early years curriculum
2. Detailed understanding of the way in which the content of the current early years curriculum in relates to young childrenâ€™s needs and interests Skills
3. The ability to identify and explain the factors that influence the way in which the early years curriculum is translated into practice
4. The ability to assess whether current curriculum frameworks meet the needs of children from 0-5
5. The ability to effectively communicate understanding of the early years curriculum to an audience