Credit units: 3
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Department: Curriculum Studies
In this course, we will examine philosophical, theoretical, and pedagogical perspectives that underpin historical and contemporary constructivist approaches in the field of Early Childhood Education, Prekindergarten to Grade 3. With this background, we will explore locally-based, provincial, national, and global trends and issues. We will enhance our ability as early years professionals to critically interrogate our knowledge, beliefs, and assumptions about a topic and develop an articulate rationale for our position. We will strengthen our facility to impact early childhood education in intentional and responsive ways. Attention will be given to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit perspectives and ways of knowing, and culturally responsive practices that integrate the out of school experiences of linguistically and culturally diverse children and families into classroom learning.
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the College of Education, or with special permission by the Department Head of Curriculum Studies.
Prerequisite(s): Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry Program must complete EFDT 101.3; ECUR 163.3 or ECUR 164.3 or ECUR 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3; EPSE 202.3.
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