Partnership and Agencies
Rhedir gan School of Educational Sciences
20.000 Credydau neu 10.000 Credyd ECTS
Semester 1 a 2
Trefnydd: Mrs Hazel Jane Wordsworth
1. To draw on previous understanding of the early years curriculum to compare and examine the methods of other countries in offering a curriculum that is acknowledged as good practice in the field of early childhood. 2. To understand how the early childhood curriculum has changed and developed over time, with reference to leading educators and their contribution. 3. To understand and evaluate the aims and working practices of contemporary agencies that work with parents. 4. To analyse the process of nurturing a professional and constructive relationship between parents and agencies, e.g., school, nursery, etc.
1. Links with the community to include e.g. Library Service, Barnardo’s, Home-School links, Incredible Years’ Parenting Project, Social Services, CAMHS: Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Flying Start. 2. Different methods of designing and delivering a curriculum for young children. 3. Quality within a curriculum and contemporary opinion about the nature of the quality that there should be in an early childhood curriculum (e.g., 'The Learning Country: The Foundation Phase'). 4. Introduction to Reggio Emilia: the history, the philosophy, the buildings and human and other resources, the experiences, the execution, and assessment. 5. Transferring the understanding of the use of 'the hundred languages of children' to the students' workplaces and analysing to what extent the philosophy and curriculum of Reggio Emilia can be conveyed outside its natural environment. 6. Educators of the past in the field of early childhood: their contribution and influence (amongst others, Montessori, Steiner, and Isaacs are discussed). 7. Introduction to High/Scope and an evaluation of the success of that method of providing a curriculum for young children; comparisons with the curriculum in Scandinavia, etc.
trothwySee learning outcomes.
daA good overall grasp of all the learning outcomes and how they relate to one another.
ardderchogA very good grasp of all the learning outcomes and the ability to reflect on their relationship to one another in an analytic way.
- Successful students will be able to judge the effectiveness of different methods of providing a curriculum for young children;
- be able to evaluate the teaching methods of various countries
- demonstrate an understanding of the nature and value of the contribution of early childhood educators of the past to the present situation in the field of early childhood.
- be able to discuss the value of interactions between agencies and parents.
|Essay1 2000 words||40.00|
|Essay2 2000 words||40.00|
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
|Notional Learning Hours: (a) Contact Time – e.g. in classroom, or fieldwork 48 hours (b) Private Study – reading time, preparing and taking assessments 152 hours Format of Teaching: Lectures 48 Hours Teaching Strategy: 1 lecture of 2 hours per week for 24 weeks|