Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Department: Curriculum Studies
In this course, teacher candidates will be introduced to the early stages of young children’s oral and written language and literacy development, situated in the contexts of family, community, and school. Within a framework of developmentally appropriate practice, attention will be given to the six strands of the English Language Arts (listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and representing). Teacher candidates will develop an understanding of classroom environments that promote young children’s exploration of language, story, print and visual text through invitations and provocations using rich and diverse children’s literature and materials that promote playful storytelling, and fantasy and dramatic play. 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.
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(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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