sap course 1429797526

Course Code & Number:

ECE 302

Course Title:

Learning Environments

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

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

Catalog Description:

Understanding the importance of the environment. Establishing an emotionally supportive and equitable environment. Arranging an effective environment, Design considerations, Integrating technology, Special- interest centers, Creating outdoor environments, Creating spaces for families and teachers, Meeting environmental challenges.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: NONE
Co-requisites: NONE
Year of Study: 
Junior
Semester: 
Spring
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language of Instruction: 
English
Course Type: 
Compulsory
Required Reading: 
1. Curtis, D. & Carter M. (2003). Designs for living and learning: Transforming early childhood environments. St. Paul, MN: Redleaf Press. 2. Bullard, J. (2010). Creating environments for learning: birth to age eight. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.
Extended Description: 

Key concepts for early childhood learning environments. Space and furnishings. Activities. Interactions. Program structure. Provisions for parents and staff. Keeping space flexible and materials open-ended. Engaging children in symbolic representation, literacy, and visual arts. Enhancing children’s use of the environment

Design Content: 

N/A

Computer Usage: 
N/A
Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. design developmentally and culturally appropriate learning environments that support individual and collaborative learning for young children
2. prepare healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments for each child 
3. evaluate space, furniture, tools, materials, and toys in the learning environment for early childhood teaching
4. use interactive technologies to extend the possibilities for children’s learning locally and globally
5. manage instruction, interactions, time and children at work using developmentally appropriate strategies
6. collaborate with children, families, and colleagues to build a positive learning climate of openness, mutual respect, support, and inquiry.

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

Student Workload:

Observation
12
hrs
Hands-on Work
14
hrs
Final Exam
10
hrs
Resource Review
10
hrs
Report on a Topic
10
hrs
Oral Presentation
12
hrs
Mock Designs
10
hrs
Team Meetings
10
hrs

Prepared By:

Sühendan Er

Revised By:

sap_editor