Summer 2020 - EDUC 464 D100

Early Childhood Education (4)

Class Number: 1428

Delivery Method: Distance Education

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, 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 will be delivered remotely.

We will “meet” at 1:30 PM, Thursdays for approximately ONE hour through Bb Collaborate Ultra (video conferencing tool accessible from Canvas course shell of EDUC 464D100). Outside of this weekly meeting, students will work on individual tasks and group activities for the weekly attendance through Canvas.



This course will tie together theories and practices of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). Borrowing ideas from relevant academic literature, and exploring ECEC practice at local childcare centres and schools, the discussions will investigate both theoretical and practical ideas such as developmental psychology, well being of children, and ECE pedagogies. This course will aid students in understanding how theories and practices of ECEC are interwoven in our educational practices with particular attention to ECEC of British Columbia, and, additionally, other regions of the world.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Explain key concepts and characteristics of ECEC;
  • Demonstrate the growing knowledge in practice of ECEC in BC.

Grading

  • Guided Online Research Project 50%
  • Online ECEC Exploration Portfolio (5 mini tasks, 10% each) 50%

NOTES:

There will be no final examination in this course.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Students are not required to purchase any texts for this course. All assigned readings, videos, and other resources will be available online or through the SFU library.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2020

Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.