Student self-directed, online learning, 1:1 instruction
The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:
- Reflective self-assessment, linking theory to practice, critical thinking and problem solving are integral components of exemplary practice in the fields of early childhood education
- Practitioners are required to communicate clearly and effectively in a variety of modalities that include technology
- There are a large number of non-credentialed early childhood educator practitioners and a critical shortage of licensed practitioners in BC. Many practitioners are looking to receive acknowledgement of their work/life learning which has resulted in prior learning assessment and recognition becoming a significant component of Early Childhood Education programs.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Practice self–assessment of Early Childhood Education knowledge, attitudes, values and skills
- Reflects on own knowledge, attitudes, values and skills
- Links personal learning evidence to program themes and course learning outcomes
- Identifies resources for feedback
- Initiates learning objectives and plans to bridge gaps and improve abilities
- Seeks out new learning resources and opportunities
- Demonstrate effective critical thinking and problem solving across multiple contexts
- Uses problem solving and critical thinking strategies to link learning to a variety of assessment situations
- Problem solves issues as they arise, seeking assistance when necessary
- Communicate clearly in a variety of ways
- Communicates clearly in–person and by distance (phone, online)
- Writes clearly with sufficient depth and breadth, especially through online technologies
- Use a variety of computer related technologies effectively
- Works comfortably in the WebCT online environment
- Uses distance based communication such as e-mail, phone and web cameras
This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations.
- On-line quizzes
- Reflective narratives
- Case studies
- Personal interviews
- Demonstration by audio/video tape
- Courses earned as a result of ECED 1000 prior learning assessment and recognition will be graded in the same way that courses are listed in the College Calendar.
ECED 1000 is a Mastery course.
Permission of ECE Faculty