Early Childhood Curriculum Studies I
Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Examines historical, philosophical, theoretical and sociocultural foundations of early childhood education. Topics include the origins of and influences on programs for young children, contemporary approaches to curriculum development and implementation, and current issues in early childhood education. It includes a critical analysis and appraisal of curriculum and issues for infants, toddlers, and preschool children.
|Objectives||Students will demonstrate:
1. understandings of historical, philosophical, theoretical, and sociocultural foundations of early childhood education.
2. understandings of contemporary curriculum approaches and current issues in early childhood education.
3. understandings of, and skills in critically analysing and appraising curriculum approaches, with particular emphasis on issues for infants, toddlers and preschool children.
4. competencies in curriculum planning for infants, toddlers, and preschool children.
5. collaborative learning and teamwork skills.
6. skills in communicating with peers, parents, and other professionals.
. historical, philosophical, theoretical and sociocultural perspectives
. curriculum approaches - integrated, emergent, project
. pedagogy - play, interactive teaching
. planning for diversity
. planning for individuals
. planning supportive environments for learning and development
. curriculum issues - infants, toddlers, preschool children
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Field Study
Experience Based Learning
|Contact Hours||Field Study: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term