Curriculum Guideline

Methods for Inclusive Play-Based Programs for Preschool Children

Effective Date:
Course
Course Code
ECED 2320
Descriptive
Methods for Inclusive Play-Based Programs for Preschool Children
Department
Early Childhood Education
Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Credits
3.00
Start Date
End Term
201930
PLAR
Yes
Semester Length
Flexible delivery ranging over 1 to 15 weeks
Max Class Size
Lecture: 30, Laboratory: 15
Contact Hours
Lecture: 10 hours per semester Laboratory: 75 hours per semester
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Methods Of Instruction
  • Lecture
  • Discussions
  • Observations of children
  • Modification of play based learning environments
Course Description
This course examines basic principles and techniques for implementing developmentally appropriate, play based curriculum. Students will examine their personal philosophy of education as a foundation for their curriculum planning.
Course Content

The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of the course:

  1. Application of principles of collaboration, environment as a third teacher, image of the child, role of the teacher, emergent curriculum, observation, documentation and planning
  2. Role of the teacher in supporting diversity, positive guidance strategies, inclusion and co-constructor of knowledge
  3. Use of observation and documentation to inform planning
  4. Use of an educational provocation to stimulate and challenge thought

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Build on and consolidate previous knowledge from ECED 1220 (i.e., collaboration, environment as a third teacher, image of the child, role of the teacher, emergent play, observation and planning through documentation)
  2. Provide opportunities for students to program for diversity and practice positive guidance strategies for inclusion of all children
  3. Expand on the role of the teacher as co-constructor of knowledge
  4. Develop an understanding of negotiated curriculum including the role of provocation
  5. Continue to develop the skill of observation and planning through documentation
  6. Deepen the disposition to be reflective practitioners and continue to develop an ECE philosophy

 

Means of Assessment

This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations.  This is a Mastery/Non-mastery course.

 

  1. Reflections on practice
  2. Written responses to readings
  3. Examinations and Reports
  4. Collaborative Planning
  5. Participation and Attendance

 

Textbook Materials

T.B.A.

Prerequisites
Which Prerequisite