ECE413 - Curriculum and Applied Theory: Inclusive Common Practices

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Subject Title
Curriculum and Applied Theory: Inclusive Common Practices

Subject Description
Students will draw from their knowledge of child development and their insights into individual children to plan, implement and reflect on developmentally appropriate investigations for individuals and the entire group. Students will learn how to design environments and emergent curriculum that is inclusive, play-based, meaningful and responsive to children's interests and ideas. The role of the reflective practitioner as researcher, collaborator, documenter and supporter of learning will be examined. Connecting children with and learning in nature supports the holistic development of all children and this principle will be explored.

Credit Status
ECE413 is a prescribed subject in the ECE Diploma Program. To obtain credit, both ECE 413 and ECE 416 must be completed at a passing level.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

SPECIFIC LEARNING OUTCOMES:


  1. Evaluate current theories and research as they apply to curriculum planning.
  2. Create learning experiences for children based on current theory and research.
  3. Explain the importance of self-regulation.
  4. Examine the role of the teacher in facilitating children's learning in indoor and outdoor settings.
  5. Apply principles of inclusive practice and differentiated instruction to curriculum planning.




ECE VOCATIONAL LEARNING OUTCOMES:

The following are the Early Childhood Education Program Vocational outcomes. The outcomes listed in bold font indicate which outcomes are focused on in this subject.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
  1. Design, implement and evaluate inclusive and play-based early learning curriculum and programs that support children’s holistic development and are responsive to individual children’s and groups of children’s observed abilities, interests and ideas.
  2. Establish and maintain inclusive early learning environments that support diverse, equitable and accessible developmental and learning opportunities for all children and their families.
  3. Select and use a variety of screening tools, observation and documentation strategies to review, support and promote children’s learning across the continuum of early childhood development.
  4. Establish and maintain responsive relationships* with individual children, groups of children and families.
  5. Assess, develop and maintain safe, healthy and quality early learning environments which meet the requirements of current legislation, agency policies and evidence-based practices in early learning.
  6. Prepare and use professional written, verbal, nonverbal and electronic communications when working with children, families, colleagues, employers, and community partners.
  7. Identify, select and apply relevant legislation, regulations, College of Early Childhood Educators Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, policies and evidence-based practice guidelines, and interpret their impact on a variety of early learning environments.
  8. Apply a developing personal philosophy of early learning in accordance with ethical and professional standards of early childhood education practice.
  9. Advocate for quality early learning environments and collaborate with members of the early learning team, families and community partners to establish and promote such settings.
  10. Engage in reflective practice, develop learning goals and maintain an ongoing professional development plan in accordance with evidence-based practices in early learning and related fields.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.