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2020-3 EDUC4153 PROFESSIONALISM IN EDUCATION

This course seeks to develop an awareness of the role of a teacher as a professional. It also develops an awareness of professional duties, responsibilities and moral requirements of teaching. In addition to emerging students in open discussion and analysis of professional ethics, it also provides guidelines for locating professional code of ethics in a broader milieu of an increasing multicultural society.
Course Coordinator: Usher Thisbe

2020-2 ECED1152 IMPLEMENTING THE INTEGRATED EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM

This course introduces student teachers to the early childhood curriculum. It focuses on the daycare, preschool, and lower primary school curricula, and emphasizes developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood institutions. The constructivist teaching-learning principles are examined from a holistic perspective; therefore, student teachers gather an understanding of play-based curriculum across the developmental domains and content areas. Planning for appropriate and integrated lessons is an integral part of the course. As a requirement, candidates observe a class and then prepare a detailed lesson plan with developmentally appropriate learning experiences for a whole-group interaction with children a preschool setting.
Course Coordinator: Sabal Sylvia

2020-2 ECED1202 ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

This course provides an overview of the importance of assessment for young children. It examines the theory, methods, and practical strategies of observing and documenting young children in their environment to determine the effectiveness of planning and instruction in the early childhood curriculum. It reviews data collection using various authentic assessments and assessment methods. Candidates study traditional assessment strategies such as tests and rubrics used in the early primary years. Additionally, they examine methods of evaluating early childhood programs considering the physical and social environments, and the cognitive development of children in their program. As a requirement, candidates observe a class and identify a child. Then, they prepare a detailed lesson plan with developmentally appropriate learning experiences and assessment for a one-on-one interaction with the child in a preschool setting. 
Course Coordinator: Sabal Sylvia

2020-2 ECED2302 LANGUAGE ARTS AND LITERARTURE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

This course provides teachers of children at the pre-primary and lower primary levels with the skills to teach reading and language arts through print-rich environments. It examines teaching methods for Language Arts and emphasizes literature enjoyment to enhance language development in young children. Students in this course will learn how to select and use appropriate children's literature to support literacy and teaching reading, writing, and oral communication. Effective reading, writing, and oral communication strategies will be covered within the context of the early childhood classroom.

Course Coordinator: Chun Rebecca

2020-2 ECED2312 EMERGENT LITERACY

This course focuses on the literacy development of children from three to eight years of age. It provides an examination of young children's emergent reading and writing skills: Phonological awareness, comprehension, print awareness, and alphabet knowledge (letter identification and letter-sound knowledge). Topics also include: Visual discrimination skills, environmental print knowledge, relationship between spoken and written language, fine motor skills, awareness of the purposes and functions of written words, letter and word writing, and the awareness of conventions of spelling, grammar, syntax, and punctuation. It explores the principles, methods, and materials for teaching literacy through a play-based, inclusive, and integrated curriculum. As a requirement, candidates participate in a four-hour clinical experience. They conduct a one-hour observation, and then prepare and implement lesson plans for four whole-group interactions with children in a preschool or lower division of a primary school setting.

Course Coordinator: Chun Rebecca

2020-2 ECED2351 PRACTICUM GENERAL

This is a 20-hour course designed to provide student teachers with opportunities to observe and engage in reflective discussion of curriculum and instructional practices, school governance and organization, and school-community relationships.
Course Coordinator: Sabal Sylvia

2020-2 ECED2352 PRACTICUM PRESCHOOL

This course is designed to provide teachers with opportunities for application of concepts through field work with young children in preschools. It entails guided observation and participation in an Early Childhood Classroom. It focuses on the use of the preschool curriculum; teaching and planning of preschool unit and lesson plans; and classroom management.
Course Coordinator: Chun Rebecca

2020-2 ECED3351 PRACTICUM LOWER PRIMARY

This course entails a 20- hour guided observation and participation in a lower primary classroom over a 12 week period. Student teachers study how children's learning experiences can be influenced by social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.
Course Coordinator: Mantock Natasha