Early Childhood Theories of Teaching and Learning
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- identify and discuss educational theoretical principles underpinning early childhood settings.
- discuss the influence of various early childhood theories upon practice within early childhood educational contexts.
- critically reflect on early childhood theories in contemporary professional practice.
- locate, organise and present information in an appropriate style, including the use of APA referencing and academic writing conventions.
- Module 1: Theoretical theories of learning
- Module 2: Contemporary perspectives in EC – the theories which inform our practice.
- Module 3: Implications for Practice
- Using theories
No eligibility requirements
No additional requirements
This subject will provide opportunities to briefly explore past practices to deepen understanding of current practices in early childhood settings. Historical teaching practices are embedded within, and inform, contemporary practices. The past therefore, informs the present and potentially future practice of pre-service teachers here and elsewhere. This subject examines a range of historical educational theories and practices in order to gain an in-depth understanding of contemporary issues in child development, child learning, and the roles and responsibilities of teachers when working with children from birth to 8 years of age. This subject also employs a critically reflective stance to allow the examination of personal beliefs/attributes and how these might impact upon your professional practice. Therefore, the subject brings together theory and practice to demonstrate how one informs the other.
- Online quiz (Does not contribute%)
- Journal entries. (45%)
- Posts and reflection. (55%)
Current study term: 20 Feb 22 to 29 May 22
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