sap course 1429795257

Course Code & Number:

ECE 201

Course Title:

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

(2+2+0) 3 TEDU Credits, 5 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

Goals, principles and importance of early childhood education. Child development and learning during early childhood. Early childhood teacher characteristics and competencies. Early childhood program models and approaches. Quality in early childhood programs. Role of families and community during early childhood. Assessment in early childhood education. Information and communication technology in early childhood education. Early childhood education in Turkey.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: NONE
Co-requisites: NONE
Year of Study: 
Sophomore
Semester: 
Fall
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language of Instruction: 
English
Course Type: 
Compulsory
Required Reading: 
1. Morrison, G. S. (2012). Early childhood education today.Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill/Prentice Hall.
Extended Description: 

Foundations of early childhood education. Early childhood professional development. Current issues in early childhood education. Theories applied to early childhood teaching and learning. Programs and services for young children and families. Profiles of infants and toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners. Quality in early childhood education. Observing and assessing young children. Meeting the special needs of young children. Guiding young children. Parent, family, and community involvement. Information and communication technology in early childhood education. Early childhood education in Turkey

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. describe fundamental concepts of and facts about the field of early childhood education
2. identify the characteristics, roles, and dispositions of effective early childhood teachers
3. evaluate programs and services delivered to young children and their families.
4. compare the charecteristics of infants, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners
5. plan developmentally appropriate learning experiences for young children
6. discuss current issues and trends in early childhood education relative to Turkey and within the context of a global society

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Discussion/Debate
Questioning
Scaffolding/Coaching
Collaborating
Think-Pair-Share
Case Study/Scenarion Analysis
Video Presentations
Oral Presentation
Concept Mapping
Field Trips
Hands-on Activities
Web Searching
Assessment Methods and Criteria: 
Test / Exam
Written Project
Observation
Self Evaluation
Peer Evaluation
Presentation (Oral/Poster)

Student Workload:

Observation
14
hrs
Hands-on Work
18
hrs
Final Exam
10
hrs
Field Trips/Visits
5
hrs
Resource Review
10
hrs
Report on a Topic
10
hrs
Case Study Analysis
10
hrs
Oral Presentation
10
hrs
Team Meetings
5
hrs

Prepared By:

Sühendan Er

Revised By:

sap_editor