- Families have strengths. A recognition and appreciation of the strengths of families affects the nature of collaboration.
- Each family is a unique system within a context of other interlocking systems – individuals, other families, communities, cultures, religions, education, work, economic, etc.
- Collaboration in our work with each other encourages each individual and each family to utilize personal and familial power. Families have natural support systems and families working together can create additional support systems. Practitioners provide support from the perspective of family centred care.
- Diversity occurs within and between individuals, families, communities, professionals and professions engaged in work with families. Respect and appreciation of diversity creates a meeting ground, a commonality.
- We all come from families. Reflection on our own families is a source of knowledge about the family. This reflection may raise issues for each of us as we come to terms with our own life experience.
- Families are constantly changing. As we understand change and development in families, we are more accepting of ourselves and supportive of others in our early childhood field of practice.
- Social, political or economic developments impact change in families and programs for young children.
- Small group work
- Guest speakers
- Audio-visual presentations
This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations.
Examples of methods of evaluations include the following:
- Family Life Cycle Assignment: apply family life cycle theory to own family experience and provide objective analysis.
- Group Presentation: Working in groups, collaborating with student colleagues, research and present on an assigned topic related to professional role with families and young children.
- Reflective Journal: Written reflections based on seminar presentations, readings and personal practice working with families in early childhood settings.
- Attendance and participation.
- All written assignments are marked for content and English writing as per current Faculty of Child, Family and Communities Studies standards.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Conduct primary, personal family research
- collects own family history
- examines family history for themes and patterns
- constructs own simple family genogram
- Consider relationship between individual development and family dynamics
- reads text and handouts for theoretical understanding
- applies theoretical perspectives to own family of origin
- examines personal history from all four theoretical perspectives
- Think critically about families in context
- examines families from macro and micro perspectives
- articulates impact of gender, culture and socio economics on families
- identifies potential impact of abuse issues within families
- identifies potential impact of stress issues on families, e.g., abuse, addictions, mental health, family breakdown, etc.
- recognizes the impact of social networks on families and young children
- respects diversity
- Reflect on professional role
- examines own values, beliefs and attitudes in regard to working with families
- shows a willingness to accept and work with apparent differences
- appreciates limitations of self and of role
- Assess own learning and classroom performance
- examines own style of learning and participation
- engages in course learning activities
- monitors learning style and level of participation
- attempts changes based on observation of self and feedback.
No prerequisite courses.
No corequisite courses.
No equivalent courses.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU HSWC 1345 (2.5)||2008/09/01 to 2019/08/31|
|Okanagan College (OC)||DOUG ECED 2312 (1.5) & DOUG ECED 2330 (1.5) = OC ECDE 213 (1)||2018/09/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||No credit||2008/09/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||No credit||2008/09/01 to 2010/12/31|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||No credit||2008/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||No credit||2008/09/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV ECE 2XX (2)||2020/01/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||No credit||2008/09/01 to 2019/12/31|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||No credit||2008/09/01 to -|