Early Childhood Curriculum Studies I
Not available in 2012
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.
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
Experience Based Learning
Field Study: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term