Summer 2019 - EDUC 464 D100

Early Childhood Education (4)

Class Number: 4202

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    EDB 7608, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    EDUC 401/402 or PSYC 250 or corequisite EDUC 403.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Current trends, issues and research relating to the education of young children.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course is for those interested in expanding their own teaching horizons and learning about early childhood education. This course aims to give you opportunities to explore issues around teaching children in their early years with a focus on Preschool through Grade 1. Theoretical and practical concepts and ideas will be addressed. Through a combination of readings, discussion and hands-on activities teachers will develop their own teaching philosophy and explore various methods to create a comprehensive program for young students.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

The purpose of the course is to introduce you to:

  • a sampling of the major philosophies of teaching Preschool and Kindergarten
  • a cross-section of some of the literature and current trends in the field
  • a framework in which to examine and reflect upon your beliefs as an ECE teacher
  • the means to deepen and enrich the learning of a diverse group of young learners
  • the importance of play in the classroom
  • methods of communication and assessment

Grading

  • Mini presentation and written component 20%
  • Major project 40%
  • In-class assignments 20%
  • Participation 20%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Custom courseware

Registrar Notes:

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