Critical Issues in Professional Practice
This module aims to prepare students for employment by reflecting on the role of the professional and examination of knowledge of relevant legislation, practice, procedures; reflective practice and examining career pathways.
LO Ref Learning Outcome
1 Critically examine values, principles and ethics of working with children/ young people.
2 Critically analyse and show an ability to respond to the current debates within practice in with particular reference to relevant legislation, policy and procedural frameworks.
3 Reflect on the group community profile task to consider local issues within the professional context and own role within the group task.
ASSESSMENT TASK 2: REPORT BASED ON A PROFESSION (2500 words equiv.):
The second summative assessment is a report based on a children and young people/ family support workforce based profession of the students’ choice (Teaching)
The Report should include the following headings:
SECTION 1: Critical Exploration of the Values/ Principles and Ethics of a Profession (500 word equivalent)
Explore and summarise the values/ principles/ ethics and professional standards associated with your chosen profession.
SECTION 2: Critical evaluation of contemporary critical issues (1800 word equivalent) Critical evaluation of a range of contemporary critical issues relating to legislation, policy and/ or practice within the selected profession.
SECTION 3: Professional Development Plan (200 word equivalent)
This section should include an overview of the career progression routes for the profession. A short Professional Development Plan (PDP) is also required in this section. The PDP should be presented in table form.
Specific assessment criteria for assessment task 1: Report
• Use headings for the report
• Ensure that APA referencing rules are applied both in-text and in the reference list
• Include page numbers
• Use plain English
• Avoid acronyms, ensure that terminology is explained
• Ensure that your report is backed up with a range of academic sources, such as: journals; books; newspaper articles; Local and National Government sources; Sources from relevant Professional bodies.