The emphasis in this course is on learning skills that are essential for success in college work. This includes strategies for a successful transfer to the University of Belize after participating in the Open and Distant Learning developmental course. This course is designed for students to learn study skills and test taking strategies that will provide them with the necessary skills to be successful in college. Topics for the course will include but are not limited to: note taking strategies, learning styles/personality indicators, study strategies, resource usage/research skills, stress management/test anxiety, test taking strategies, and textbook usage.
This course is designed to examine the guiding theories (theoretical, philosophical and social) perspective of early childhood education. Topics include: You and Early Childhood Education: Becoming a Professional, Early Childhood Education Today: Understanding and Responding to Current Issues, History and Theories: Foundations for Teaching and Learning, Implementing Early Childhood Programs: Applying Theories to Practice, Teaching Standards and You: Supporting Children’s Learning, Observing and Assessing Young Children: Guiding, Teaching and Learning. This course places emphasis on the foundation and theories to teach, understand, support and guide early childhood education. It teaches instructors through visual layouts and audio to enhance skills accompanied by learning guides to help guide instructors as they progress through each skill. Upon completion of this course participants will be able conduct research on issue affecting the early childhood education program in Belize, conduct classroom observation and write their philosophy of Early Childhood Education.