Fall 2022 - EDUC 464 OL01

Early Childhood Education (4)

Class Number: 6464

Delivery Method: Remote


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 7, 2022
    12:00 PM – 12:00 PM
    TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

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



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


This course will explore the history of the field, research, and practice of the education of children in the age range of three to eight years. It will also provide a critical overview of the theories and practices involved in supporting learning in the early years with particular emphasis on how learning, development, and pedagogical practices are embedded in a rich complex of diverse relationships within the school and broader community. Additionally, students will complete a Course on Research Ethics and will then engage in individual research involving human participants.

This is an online, asynchronous course.


The broad goals of the course are to facilitate an ability to:

  • Explain the prominent theories and foundational ideas in Early Childhood Education.
  • Articulate your own developing philosophy of Early Childhood Education.
  • Understand and discuss the issues, values, and beliefs that emerge in an area of educational practice.
  • Provide coherent rationale for your educational practices.
  • Consider and engage with multiple values, beliefs, and practices in a community of diverse, and at times contradictory, beliefs, values, and social practices.



  • Mandatory Group Discussions 0%
  • Mandatory Course on Research Ethics 0%
  • Online Group Activities 25%
  • Research Project 50%
  • Final Exam 25%


This course does not have a Midterm exam. There is a Final exam which is released on Canvas and you will have 3 days to complete it. 


Each week, there will be an assigned online group activity with the group members. Participation is mandatory in all group activities.



There is no textbook required for this course. Each week has a list of required readings from outside sources such as journals and textbooks. These are available online within the individual study weeks.



Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity website 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