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This module will introduce the student to the ecological-development context for the child and youth care profession. The historical context of the profession’s development, with the exploration of the need for the protection of children will form a basis for this module. An introduction is provided to the expectations placed on the child and youth care worker in various settings.
Within semester/Formative assessment: 60%
Examination/Summative assessment: 40%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this module is 150 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The module requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.