sap course 1429800051

Course Code & Number:

ECE 472

Course Title:

Capstone Experince in Early Childhood Education

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

(1+4+0) 3 TEDU Credits, 7 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

Development of a professional teacher portfolio. Developmentally appropriate teaching activities. Samples of instructional plans. Early childhood learning environment design. Samples of school, family and community relationships. Samples of assessment activities. Professional development activities. Presentation of this professional portfolio.

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. Wiltz, N. W., Watson-Thompson, O., Cawley, H., & Skelley, H. A. (2009). What every teacher should know about developing and presenting a professional portfolio in early childhood education. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. 2. MacNaughton, G., Rolfe, S., &Siraj-Blatchford, I. (2010). Doing early childhood research: International perspectives on theory and practice. Philadelphia: Open University Press.
Extended Description: 

Development of a professional teacher portfolio. Reflection on early childhood program experiences. Personal and professional development as an early childhood teacher. Developmentally appropriate teaching activities. Samples of instructional plans. Early childhood learning environment design. Samples of school, family and community relationships. Samples of assessment activities. Professional development activities. Presentation of this professional portfolio. Personal philosophy of teaching.

Design Content: 

N/A

Computer Usage: 
N/A
Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. develop a professional portfolio documenting understanding of the teaching competencies for early childhood teachers
2. synthesize learning acquired throughout the early childhood education program.
3. articulate their own perspective of early childhood education
4. reflect on personal and professional development throughout the early childhood education program
5. create a personal philosophy statement in regards to early childhood teaching
6. evaluate an action research project conducted during student teaching experience

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Discussion/Debate
Questioning
Scaffolding/Coaching
Problem Solving
Collaborating
Case Study/Scenarion Analysis
Simulation & Games
Video Presentations
Concept Mapping
Hands-on Activities
Web Searching
Assessment Methods and Criteria: 
Written Project
Self Evaluation
Peer Evaluation
Portfolio
Presentation (Oral/Poster)

Student Workload:

Observation
28
hrs
Hands-on Work
50
hrs
Resource Review
40
hrs
Report on a Topic
20
hrs
Case Study Analysis
20
hrs
Oral Presentation
10
hrs

Prepared By:

Sühendan Er

Revised By:

sap_editor