The Children and Society Studies team are busy making preparations for the start of our course in September 2020.
Covid-19 has challenged the delivery of degree and professional courses but here at the University of Sunderland we have developed an effective approach to your programme of study. Blending face-to-face and online teaching, we will be building upon the approaches that were already in place for this course, but now with further emphasis on innovative online approaches.
Our experience has shown that this method opens new learning opportunities for all, enabling you to develop graduate skills such as time management, self-care and workload prioritisation, with support from the course team and the wider University services available to you.
The degree route with Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner Competencies will still require the professional placements to go ahead, professional observations making use of video recordings where it is appropriate to do so, and the use of video conferencing via Microsoft Team and Canvas for meetings and support. You must also still be supported by a mentor whilst in your placement/work setting.
The Childhood Studies team are actively responding to the challenges to ensure that your learning journey at the University of Sunderland is fulfilling and ultimately rewarding.
In the coming months before commencing your studies please contact your Programme Leaders if we can offer any further guidance before joining us:
Michael Elsy – BA (Hons) Childhood and Society Studies (Top-Up) Programme Leader email@example.com
Gayle Blackburn – Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner Competencies Route Leader firstname.lastname@example.org