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BA Childhood Studies

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Year 2 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • XAE-2030: Inclusion & Learning Needs (20)
    The module will focus on; • promoting student reflective learning and critical thinking on inclusion of, and provision for, children and young people with ALN; • issues related to inclusive education, access issues, supporting families, legislation and supporting individuals in achieving their rights in education, services and society; • examining a case study related to a particular child or young person and evaluating the impact of support in light of other readings and research; • attending an SEN placement and keep a log book as a basis to critically analyse and reflect on the nature of the provision with regard to the statutory requirements; • identifying people’s responsibilities and the nature of roles in the setting and how the children and young people’s needs are met.
    or
    XAC-2030: Cynhwysiant ac Anghenion Dysgu (20)
    Mae’r modiwl yn canolbwyntio ar y canlynol: • hyrwyddo dysgu adfyfyriol ymysg myfyrwyr ynghyd â meddwl yn feirniadol ynghylch cynhwysiant a darparu ar gyfer plant a phobl ifanc ag anghenion dysgu ychwanegol. • materion yn ymwneud ag addysg gynhwysol, materion mynediad, cefnogi teuluoedd, deddfwriaeth a chefnogi unigolion wrth iddynt ennill eu hawliau ym meysydd addysg, gwasanaethau a’r gymdeithas; • craffu ar astudiaeth achos sy'n ymwneud â phlentyn neu berson ifanc penodol a gwerthuso effaith cefnogaeth yng ngoleuni darlleniadau eraill ac ymchwil arall; • mynychu lleoliad AAA a chadw llyfr log fel sail ar gyfer dadansoddi ac adfyfyrio’n feirniadol ar natur y ddarpariaeth mewn perthynas â’r gofynion statudol; • canfod cyfrifoldebau pobl a natur swyddogaethau yn y lleoliad a sut y cyflawnir anghenion y plant a’r bobl ifanc.
  • XAE-2032: The Global Child (20) or
    XAC-2032: Y Plentyn Byd-eang (20)
  • XAE-2033: Researching Childhood (20) Core
    The module focuses on: • research theories, dissertation writing skills, and choosing the right methodology for the students' research field; • principal modes of data collection, including documents, photographs, interviews, case study, focus groups, questionnaires and ethnographic methods. • examples from the lecturer’s own research and from other work within the School including the experiences of doctoral and post doctoral researchers. • philosophic bases of research, discussing and explaining the nature of a dissertation and identifying and selecting an area of study; • main concepts involved in forming the questions to be studied and making a hypothesis.
    or
    XAC-2033: Ymchwilio mewn Plentyndod (20) Core
    Mae’r modiwl yn canolbwyntio ar y canlynol: • damcaniaethau ymchwil, sgiliau ysgrifennu traethawd hir, a dewis y fethodoleg gywir ar gyfer maes ymchwil y myfyrwyr; • prif ddulliau casglu data, gan gynnwys dogfennau, ffotograffau, cyfweliadau, astudiaethau achos, grwpiau ffocws, holiaduron a dulliau ethnograffig. • enghreifftiau o ymchwil y darlithydd ei hun ac o waith arall yn yr Ysgol gan gynnwys profiadau ymchwilwyr doethurol ac ôl-ddoethurol. • seiliau athronyddol ymchwil, trafod ac egluro natur traethawd hir a chanfod a dewis maes astudio; • y prif gysyniadau sydd dan sylw wrth lunio’r cwestiynau i’w hastudio a ffurfio rhagdybiaeth.
  • XAE-2035: Children Literacy & Literature (20)
    The module will focus on a range of relevant topics on children’s literacy and literature, such as: • importance and value of arming children with literacy skills in the context of children’s literature; • defining a child’s early literacy and developmental literacy; • theories concerning the manner in which children’s literacy should be developed; • promotion of children’s early literacy by parents, Wales Basic Skills Programmes – Language & Play Programme, Fair Start Programme; Sure Start Scheme; Twf; Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin (Nursery Schools Movement), Children’s Librarian; • practical workshop on how to compose a story, an informative book, or an anthology for children; evaluate how the use of the compositions contributes to children’s literacy, the analysis of a selection of significant literature; • writing/creating a story, a factual book and poetry for children, and analysing the characteristics of these forms; • evaluate how different practitioners promote children’s literacy skills and various methods, strategies and resources which maintain children’s interest in literacy and reading.
    or
    XAC-2035: Plant, Llythrennedd a Llen (20)
    Bydd y modiwl yn canolbwyntio ar amrywiaeth o bynciau perthnasol yn ymwneud â llythrennedd a llenyddiaeth plant, megis: • pwysigrwydd a gwerth arfogi plant â sgiliau llythrennedd yng nghyd-destun llenyddiaeth plant; • diffinio llythrennedd cynnar plentyn a’u llythrennedd datblygol; • damcaniaethau ynghylch sut dylid datblygu llythrennedd plant; • sut y gall rhieni hyrwyddo llythrennedd cynnar plant, Rhaglenni Sgiliau Sylfaenol Cymru – Rhaglen Iaith a Chwarae, Rhaglen Dechrau’n Deg; Rhaglen Cychwyn Cadarn; Twf; Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin, Llyfrgellydd Plant; • gweithdy ymarferol ar sut i gyfansoddi stori, llyfr gwybodaeth, neu flodeugerdd i blant; gwerthuso sut mae defnyddio’r cyfansoddiadau sy’n cyfrannu at lythrennedd plant, dadansoddi detholiad o lenyddiaeth arwyddocaol; • ysgrifennu/creu stori, llyfr ffeithiol a barddoniaeth i blant, a dadansoddi nodweddion y ffurfiau hyn; • gwerthuso sut mae ymarferwyr gwahanol yn hyrwyddo sgiliau llythrennedd plant a gwahanol ddulliau, strategaethau ac adnoddau sy’n cynnal diddordeb plant mewn llythrennedd a darllen.
  • XAE-2040: Seicopatholeg ymhlith Plant (20) or
    XAC-2040: Iechyd Meddwl Mewn Plentyndod (20)
  • XAE-2041: Adolescence (20) or
    XAC-2041: Llencyndod (20)

Semester 2

  • XAE-2030: Inclusion & Learning Needs
    The module will focus on; • promoting student reflective learning and critical thinking on inclusion of, and provision for, children and young people with ALN; • issues related to inclusive education, access issues, supporting families, legislation and supporting individuals in achieving their rights in education, services and society; • examining a case study related to a particular child or young person and evaluating the impact of support in light of other readings and research; • attending an SEN placement and keep a log book as a basis to critically analyse and reflect on the nature of the provision with regard to the statutory requirements; • identifying people’s responsibilities and the nature of roles in the setting and how the children and young people’s needs are met.
    or
    XAC-2030: Cynhwysiant ac Anghenion Dysgu
    Mae’r modiwl yn canolbwyntio ar y canlynol: • hyrwyddo dysgu adfyfyriol ymysg myfyrwyr ynghyd â meddwl yn feirniadol ynghylch cynhwysiant a darparu ar gyfer plant a phobl ifanc ag anghenion dysgu ychwanegol. • materion yn ymwneud ag addysg gynhwysol, materion mynediad, cefnogi teuluoedd, deddfwriaeth a chefnogi unigolion wrth iddynt ennill eu hawliau ym meysydd addysg, gwasanaethau a’r gymdeithas; • craffu ar astudiaeth achos sy'n ymwneud â phlentyn neu berson ifanc penodol a gwerthuso effaith cefnogaeth yng ngoleuni darlleniadau eraill ac ymchwil arall; • mynychu lleoliad AAA a chadw llyfr log fel sail ar gyfer dadansoddi ac adfyfyrio’n feirniadol ar natur y ddarpariaeth mewn perthynas â’r gofynion statudol; • canfod cyfrifoldebau pobl a natur swyddogaethau yn y lleoliad a sut y cyflawnir anghenion y plant a’r bobl ifanc.
  • XAE-2032: The Global Child or
    XAC-2032: Y Plentyn Byd-eang
  • XAE-2033: Researching Childhood
    The module focuses on: • research theories, dissertation writing skills, and choosing the right methodology for the students' research field; • principal modes of data collection, including documents, photographs, interviews, case study, focus groups, questionnaires and ethnographic methods. • examples from the lecturer’s own research and from other work within the School including the experiences of doctoral and post doctoral researchers. • philosophic bases of research, discussing and explaining the nature of a dissertation and identifying and selecting an area of study; • main concepts involved in forming the questions to be studied and making a hypothesis.
    or
    XAC-2033: Ymchwilio mewn Plentyndod
    Mae’r modiwl yn canolbwyntio ar y canlynol: • damcaniaethau ymchwil, sgiliau ysgrifennu traethawd hir, a dewis y fethodoleg gywir ar gyfer maes ymchwil y myfyrwyr; • prif ddulliau casglu data, gan gynnwys dogfennau, ffotograffau, cyfweliadau, astudiaethau achos, grwpiau ffocws, holiaduron a dulliau ethnograffig. • enghreifftiau o ymchwil y darlithydd ei hun ac o waith arall yn yr Ysgol gan gynnwys profiadau ymchwilwyr doethurol ac ôl-ddoethurol. • seiliau athronyddol ymchwil, trafod ac egluro natur traethawd hir a chanfod a dewis maes astudio; • y prif gysyniadau sydd dan sylw wrth lunio’r cwestiynau i’w hastudio a ffurfio rhagdybiaeth.
  • XAE-2035: Children Literacy & Literature
    The module will focus on a range of relevant topics on children’s literacy and literature, such as: • importance and value of arming children with literacy skills in the context of children’s literature; • defining a child’s early literacy and developmental literacy; • theories concerning the manner in which children’s literacy should be developed; • promotion of children’s early literacy by parents, Wales Basic Skills Programmes – Language & Play Programme, Fair Start Programme; Sure Start Scheme; Twf; Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin (Nursery Schools Movement), Children’s Librarian; • practical workshop on how to compose a story, an informative book, or an anthology for children; evaluate how the use of the compositions contributes to children’s literacy, the analysis of a selection of significant literature; • writing/creating a story, a factual book and poetry for children, and analysing the characteristics of these forms; • evaluate how different practitioners promote children’s literacy skills and various methods, strategies and resources which maintain children’s interest in literacy and reading.
    or
    XAC-2035: Plant, Llythrennedd a Llen
    Bydd y modiwl yn canolbwyntio ar amrywiaeth o bynciau perthnasol yn ymwneud â llythrennedd a llenyddiaeth plant, megis: • pwysigrwydd a gwerth arfogi plant â sgiliau llythrennedd yng nghyd-destun llenyddiaeth plant; • diffinio llythrennedd cynnar plentyn a’u llythrennedd datblygol; • damcaniaethau ynghylch sut dylid datblygu llythrennedd plant; • sut y gall rhieni hyrwyddo llythrennedd cynnar plant, Rhaglenni Sgiliau Sylfaenol Cymru – Rhaglen Iaith a Chwarae, Rhaglen Dechrau’n Deg; Rhaglen Cychwyn Cadarn; Twf; Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin, Llyfrgellydd Plant; • gweithdy ymarferol ar sut i gyfansoddi stori, llyfr gwybodaeth, neu flodeugerdd i blant; gwerthuso sut mae defnyddio’r cyfansoddiadau sy’n cyfrannu at lythrennedd plant, dadansoddi detholiad o lenyddiaeth arwyddocaol; • ysgrifennu/creu stori, llyfr ffeithiol a barddoniaeth i blant, a dadansoddi nodweddion y ffurfiau hyn; • gwerthuso sut mae ymarferwyr gwahanol yn hyrwyddo sgiliau llythrennedd plant a gwahanol ddulliau, strategaethau ac adnoddau sy’n cynnal diddordeb plant mewn llythrennedd a darllen.
  • XAE-2040: Seicopatholeg ymhlith Plant or
    XAC-2040: Iechyd Meddwl Mewn Plentyndod
  • XAE-2041: Adolescence or
    XAC-2041: Llencyndod

Year 3 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • XAE-3023: Dissertation (40) or
    XAC-3023: Traethawd Hir (40)
    Mae’r modiwl yn adeiladu ar gynnwys Modiwl XAC 2013 ac fe'i cynlluniwyd er mwyn caniatáu i fyfyrwyr lunio traethawd hir sylweddol yn annibynnol. Mae’r myfyrwyr yn dewis eu maes astudio yn unol â’u diddordebau a’u profiadau eu hunain ym maes plant a phobl ifanc. Mae tiwtoriaid goruchwylio’n rhoi cefnogaeth i drafod meysydd ymchwil priodol, cyfeiriad a strwythur yr astudiaeth, a natur a dyfnder y gwaith. Bydd myfyrwyr yn derbyn adborth diagnostig yn rheolaidd wrth iddynt gyflwyno penodau drafft.

Semester 2

  • XAE-3023: Dissertation or
    XAC-3023: Traethawd Hir
    Mae’r modiwl yn adeiladu ar gynnwys Modiwl XAC 2013 ac fe'i cynlluniwyd er mwyn caniatáu i fyfyrwyr lunio traethawd hir sylweddol yn annibynnol. Mae’r myfyrwyr yn dewis eu maes astudio yn unol â’u diddordebau a’u profiadau eu hunain ym maes plant a phobl ifanc. Mae tiwtoriaid goruchwylio’n rhoi cefnogaeth i drafod meysydd ymchwil priodol, cyfeiriad a strwythur yr astudiaeth, a natur a dyfnder y gwaith. Bydd myfyrwyr yn derbyn adborth diagnostig yn rheolaidd wrth iddynt gyflwyno penodau drafft.

Optional Modules

80 credits from:

  • SXH-3010: The Addicted Body (20) (Semester 2)
    • The Social Construction of the Body • The Body and the Senses: Lived experiences and the body schema • Substance Abuse and The Spoiled Identity • The Psychodynamics of Addictions • Addiction & Recovery: Concepts and Approaches • Social Dynamics & Associated Behaviours • Stigma, Identity & Labelling • Habitus, Social Capital & Anomie • Governmentality & Biopower • Medicalisation and Control • Social Regulation: Discipline, Punishment or Rehabilitation?
    or
    SCH-3010: Y Corff Caeth (20) (Semester 2)
    • Dehongliad Cymdeithasol y Corff • Y Corff a'r Synhwyrau: Profiadau bywyd a sgema'r corff • Camddefnyddio Sylweddau a'r Hunaniaeth a Ddifethwyd • Seiocodeinameg Caethiwed • Caethiwed ac Adferiad: Cysyniadau a Dulliau • Deinameg Gymdeithasol ac Ymddygiadau Cysylltiedig • Stigma, Hunaniaeth a Labelu • Habitus, Cyfalaf Cymdeithasol ac Anomie • Llywodraetholdeb a Bio-bŵer • Meddyginiaethu a Rheolaeth • Rheoleiddio Cymdeithasol: Disgyblaeth, Cosb neu Ailsefydlu?
  • XAE-3036: Identities in Childhood (20) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    XAC-3036: Hunaniaethau mewn Plentyndod (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • XAE-3038: Children w. Com. Difficulties (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
    This module will concentrate on the development of students’ critical understanding of Language & Communication Difficulties, and analyse the effect of such conditions on the social interaction skills and emotional and social development of children and young people by giving attention to the following: • What is Communication and the development circle of a child’s language? • Different kinds of Language & Communication Difficulties. • What does the Special Needs Code of Practice, statutory documentation and research state? • The role of parents and carers of individuals with Language & Communication Difficulties. • The implications of frustration on children and young people, such as behavioural and emotional problems. • A professional support network with voluntary agencies. • Intervention programmes and support strategies in response t the needs of young individuals with Language & Communication Difficulties.
    or
    XAC-3038: Plant ag Anawsterau Cyfathrebu (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
    Bydd y modiwl hwn yn canolbwyntio ar ddatblygu dealltwriaeth beirniadol myfyrwyr o Anawsterau Iaith a Chyfathrebu, a dadansoddi effaith y cyflyrau hyn ar sgiliau rhyngweithio cymdeithasol, a datblygiad emosiynol a chymdeithasol plant a phobl ifanc trwy ymdriniaeth o: • Beth yw Cyfathrebu a chylch datblygiad iaith plentyn? • Fathau o Anawsterau Iaith a Chyfathrebu. • Beth mae’r Côd Ymarfer Anghenion Arbennig, dogfennaeth statudol ac ymchwil yn ei ddweud? • Rol rhieni a gofalwyr yr unigolion ag Anawsterau Iaith a Chyfathrebu. • Oblygiadau’r rhwystredigaeth ar blant a phobl ifanc, megis problemau ymddygiadol ac emosiynol. • Rwydwaith gefnogi broffesiynol ag asiantaethau gwirfoddol • Raglenni ymyrraeth a strategaethau cefnogi i ymateb i anghenion unigolion ifanc sydd ag Anawsterau Iaith a Chyfathrebu.
  • XAE-3039: Profound Learning Difficulties (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
    The module will focus on typical development in the early years of life, and how research on and understandings of the factors which influence development, inform the education and care of children and young people with SLD and PMLD. Content will include: • Early Learning and Memory; • Motor development; • Development of communication and socialisation; • Interactions between infants with and without disabilities and their caregivers - implications for the development; • Development of vision and perception; • Medical issues relating to SLD and PMLD; • Issues in researching very early learning and development and SLD and PMLD; • .Assessment of and development of children and young people with multiple impairment: insights from research; • Common interventions in communication and interaction and the current evidence base for these including issues in evaluating the evidence for interventions; • Education and care provision for children and young people with SLD and PMLD - implications of psychological research and other theoretical approaches.
    or
    XAC-3039: Anawsterau Dysgu Dwys (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
    Bydd y modiwl hwn yn canolbwyntio ar ddatblygiad nodweddiadol ym mlynyddoedd cynnar bywyd, a sut mae ymchwil i'r ffactorau sy'n dylanwadu ar ddatblygiad, a dealltwriaeth ohonynt, yn dylanwadu ar addysg a gofal plant a phobl ifanc gydag ADD ac ADDLl. Bydd yn cynnwys: • Dysgu Cynnar a'r Cof • Datblygiad echddygol • Datblygu sgiliau cyfathrebu a chymdeithasu • Rhyngweithio rhwng babanod gydag anableddau a heb anableddau a'r rhai sy'n gofalu amdanynt - goblygiadau ar gyfer y datblygiad. • Datblygiad y golwg a chanfyddiad • Materion meddygol yn ymwneud ag ADD ac ADDLl • Materion wrth ymchwilio i ddatblygiad a dysgu cynnar iawn ac ADD ac ADDLl • .Asesu plant a phobl ifanc gydag amhariadau lluosog a'u datblygiad: canfyddiadau o ymchwil. • Ymyriadau cyffredin mewn cyfathrebu a rhyngweithio a'r dystiolaeth gyfredol ar gyfer y rhain, yn cynnwys materion wrth werthuso'r dystiolaeth ar gyfer ymyriadau. • Darpariaeth addysg a gofal i blant a phobl ifanc gydag ADDD ac ADDLl - goblygiadau ymchwil seicolegol a dulliau damcaniaethol eraill.
  • XAE-3050: Forensic Psychology (20) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    XAC-3050: Seicoleg Fforensig (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • XAE-3051: Evidence-based Ed. Methods (20) (Semester 1 + 2)