sap course 1429799712

Course Code & Number:

ECE 342

Course Title:

School Readiness and Transition

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

(2+2+0) 3 TEDU Credits, 6 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

School readiness, its importance, influential factors. Dimensions of school readiness. School readiness activities. Characteristics of elementary school. School readiness assessment.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: NONE
Co-requisites: NONE
Year of Study: 
Senior
Semester: 
Fall
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language of Instruction: 
English
Course Type: 
Compulsory
Required Reading: 
1. O’Connor, A. (2012). Understanding transitions in the early years. Supporting change through attachment and resilience. London: Routledge. 2. Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2006). Transitions to school: Perceptions, expectations, experiences. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press
Extended Description: 

Importance of school readiness. Factors influencing school readiness. Transition. Characteristics of elementary school. Assessment of school readiness. Readiness skills: language, independence, impulse control, interpersonal skills, physical and mental health, readiness and culture.

Design Content: 

N/A

Computer Usage: 
N/A
Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. review the strategies to prepare kindergartners for elementary school
2. outline the sociocultural and environmental factors on school readiness
3. analyze the individual and developmental differences among kindergartners and elementary school children
4. use appropriate assessment tools and techniques to evaluate young children’s readiness for elementary school 
5. propose practical strategies to teachers for supporting children through school transitions

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Discussion/Debate
Questioning
Scaffolding/Coaching
Problem Solving
Inquiry
Collaborating
Think-Pair-Share
Microteaching
Case Study/Scenarion Analysis
Simulation & Games
Video Presentations
Oral Presentation
Concept Mapping
Brainstorming
Field Trips
Guest Speakers
Assessment Methods and Criteria: 
Test / Exam
Written Project
Self Evaluation
Presentation (Oral/Poster)

Student Workload:

Observation
10
hrs
Quizzes /Homeworks
8
hrs
Final Exam
10
hrs
Resource Review
10
hrs
Oral Presentation
4
hrs

Prepared By:

Sühendan Er

Revised By:

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