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M70
Award in Communicating with Parents

MQF Level: 6

ECTS Value: 2 ECTS

Duration: 4 Sessions

Contact Hours: 10

Self Study Hours: 24

Assessment Hours: 16

 

Course Description

Schools in the 21st century have become more diverse than ever before. Understanding the learners’ and hence the parents’ familial, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds is of the essence. Involving and collaborating effectively with parents, as important stakeholders, is crucial for the success of any school. Greater parental involvement leads to greater success in the child.

Entry Requirements

Applicants interested in following this programme are to satisfy one of the minimum eligibility criteria:

1. An awarded MATSEC Certificate (MQF Level 4), or equivalent;

2. A full MQF Level 4 qualification with a minimum of 120 ECTS, or equivalent;

3. Three subjects at Advanced Level (MQF 4) with two subjects at grade C or better and the third subject with a grade D or better. 

Overall Objectives and Outcomes


By the end of this module, the learner will be able to:

Competences

a) Collaborate with other participants in devising a parental plan;
b) Produce new possibilities of involvement and collaboration for one’s school;
c) Create a plan to involve and collaborate with parents.

Knowledge 

a) List methods of parental involvement and collaboration with parents;
b) Describe the school’s vision vis-à-vis parents.

Skills

a) Research on how others have involved and collaborated with parents;
b) Create opportunities for parental learning;
c) Describe parental wishes for their children.

Mode of Delivery

This module adopts a blended approach to teaching and learning. Information related to the structure and delivery of the module may be accessed through the IfE Portal. For further details, kindly refer to the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Policy and Procedures found on the Institute for Education’s website.  

Assessment Methods

This programme adopts continuous and summative methods of assessment including assignments, online tasks, reflective journals, projects and video presentations. For further details, kindly refer to the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Policy and Procedures.

Certification

Upon successful completion of this module, course participants will be conferred an accredited certification. 

Further Learning Opportunities and Career Progression

Upon successful completion of this module, course participants may use certification conferred to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning for accredited programmes. Teachers may also use this certification in their application for accelerated progression.

Suggested Readings

Core Reading List
1) Jeynes, William H. (2014) Parental Involvement That Works … Because It’s Age-Appropriate, Kappa Delta Pi Record, 50:2, 85-88.
2) Lindon, J. (2012) Parents as Partners. London: MA Education Ltd. Neymotin, F. (2014) How Parental Involvement Affects Childhood Behavioral Outcomes J Fam Econ Iss (2014) 35:433–451.
 
Supplementary Reading List

1. Celeste Y. M. Yuen and Alan C. K. Cheung (2014) School engagement and parental involvement: the case of cross-border students in Singapore Aust. Educ. Res. (2014) 41:89–107
2. Wheeler, H. & Connor, J. (2008) Parents, Early Years and Learning. Activities book for childminders. London: National

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