Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Department: Curriculum Studies
The early years are a precious time, full of wonder, curiosity, and rapid growth and development. To honour this unique time in children’s lives, we will explore the relevance and importance of play, imagination, and creativity to early childhood development, situated within the curricular commonplaces of child, teacher, curriculum and pedagogy, and milieus. As we deepen our understanding of the “play-development” relationship unfolding in children, birth to age eight, we will examine how the principles of early learning underpin children’s holistic development. 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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