2022 Graduate Summer Electives

Summer 2022 Graduate Elective Courses in Early Childhood Education

Graduate students from diverse programs are invited to consider a possible Early Childhood elective this summer from the offerings below:

ECED 565B Special Course in Early Childhood Education: Creating Sense of Belonging for Indigenous Learners within Early Childhood Education

  • 3 credits
  • Online; Synchronous (changed from in-person)
  • May 16 – June 22
  • T-Th 1:00-4:00pm

For Indigenous learners to have success and mastery in an academic setting local culture and traditions need to be included to create cultural safety and sense of belonging. There needs to be strong knowledge of the local traditional territory where the school or learning centre is located with active relationships with the local Indigenous people
that are founded on respect of culture, traditions and history. Reflecting on Indigenous history and the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action this course will empower teachers, educators, and knowledge keepers on ways to develop culturally safe spaces in the classroom that encourages all learners to have a sense of belonging. As well as, creating a framework for developing culturally sensitive dialogue with Indigenous students, parents, caregivers, Elders, and community resource supports that is strength based and focused on the learner’s aspirations.

ECED 565D Special Course in Early Childhood Education: Transnational and International Perspectives in Early Childhood

  • 3 credits
  • Online; Synchronous/Asynchronous
  • July 4 – August 11
  • Synchronous times TBD

This course will tie together current theories and practices in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) through analytical lenses of transnationalism and multiculturalism. Anchored in ideas from relevant scholarly literature and local practices in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia and other regions of the world, the discussions will focus on sociocultural diversity and transcultural practices in ECEC. In this context, this course will aid students in investigating and understanding learner identities, social structures, and social (in)equities and (in)equalities in a highly multilingual and multicultural region in Canada. The students will further inquire into how some of the critical perspectives on such aspects of people and society may inform the local ECEC practices at both the provincial policy and grassroots levels.

For more information, please contact us at eced.educ@ubc.ca.