The basics of pedagogics and early childhood education

Structure Type: Course
Code: SAPA0301
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 5.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Kaminen, Merja
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
SA-2016V   1 autumn   5.0        
SA-2017   1 autumn   5.0        

Learning Outcomes

The student knows
* the essential theories of pedagogics and understands the meaning of laws, national plans and definition of policy in munincipalicies as supervisors of early childhood education services
* how to justify his/hers own actions with early childhood education plan’s basics and child-oriented actions taking into account the phases of child’s growth and development when planning and implementing actions in child groups
* how to observe early childhood education services from high-quality early childhood education perspective, acknowledging cooperation with parents as a part of parenthod support

Contents

Education skills
Lerning styles
early childhood education plan’s basics as a everyday tool
From daycare to early childhood education
The child spesific ways of action
Development phases of play and adult’s role in enriching the paly
Cooperation with the parents
Observation in early childhood education
Daycare through child’s eyes
Experiential storytelling (fairy tales)

Assessment Criteria

Grade 1: the student
* shows familiarity with theory of the field when planning childrens’ growth, development and lerning supporting activities for child groups.
* knows how to discuss about high-quality early childhood education and is conscious of importance of cooperation with the parents
* knows in guidance how to work as a member of a team

Grade 3: the student kows how to
* apply the theory of the field when planning childrens’ growth, development and lerning supporting pedagogic activities for child groups.
* analyze early childhood education from high-quality early childhood education perspective understanding the meaning of the cooperation with parents as a part of parenthod support.
* how to work target-oriented as a member of a team

Grade 5: the student
* apply in a versatile way the theory of the field when planning childrens’ growth, development and lerning supporting pedagogic activities for child groups.
* analyze early childhood education from high-quality early childhood education perspective evaluating the cooperation with parents as a part of parenthod support.
* instruct the small group activities and promote achieving the goals of the group

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