Course Outline (Online 3.0 credits)
Three assignments consisting of two essays each
This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.
Political and social factors which influenced movements and trends in early childhood education in North America, pre-Kindergarten through primary. (UBC Calendar)
ECED 420 is a core course for the Minor in Education – Early Childhood Education, the Diploma in Early Years Education, and the BC ECE Basic Certificate Program. This online course is an elective for the Certificate in Early Years Education.
- To gain a historical perspective of the roots of early childhood education practices in North America
- To become familiar with the programs and contributions of pioneer educators in the field of early childhood education
- To study the various theoretical and philosophical paradigms upon which early learning programs are based
- To become aware of recent events in early education and childcare, and the place of early childhood education in North American life
- To develop a framework for critical analysis of and reflection on the information and theories covered in this course
- To provide students with a theoretical foundation upon which they can begin to develop and clarify their own philosophy of early childhood education and practice
This course will be offered online on Canvas – http://canvas.ubc.ca
|1||Introductions to ECED 420|
|2||Historical Overview of Childhood and Education|
|3||European Roots of Early Childhood Education|
|4||Beginning of Early Childhood Education in North America|
|6||The Progressive Kindergarten Movement|
|7||The Child Study Movement and Developmental Theories|
|8||The Nursery School Movement and the Lab Schools|
|9||Maria Montessori, Reggio Emilia and the British Infant School|
|10||Childcare and Social Policy Week|
|11||The Evolution of Early Childhood Education Curriculum|
|12||Current Issues in Early Childhood Education in North America|
This is an online course. Students are required to have a computer, access to the Internet, and a Campus Wide Login ID and password to access the course website.
There is no textbook required.
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Latest Revision on: November 5, 2019