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Course Description

Code4 SSVAI1
NameEarly Childhood Education Pedagogy
Credits5 ects
ObjectivesThe student is able to
- Use the concepts and professional terminology of early childhood education
- Set objectives for education to support the child’s growth, development and learning
- Prepare and implement pedagogical plans based on teaching principles in early childhood education and evaluate the implementation of the plans
- Apply child-oriented work methods of early childhood education to the guidance of education and learning of a child group
- Implement cooperative education and upbringing in multiprofessional networks
ContentEarly education theories and approaches, child-oriented early childhood education, child as a learner, contents and goals of learning, guidance process in early childhood education, guidance methods and didactics, pedagogical observation and evaluation, multiprofessional cooperation in education, early childhood education expertise and professional identity
RequirementsParticipation in contact lessons, didactic exercises, working-life oriented assignment, exam, online studies, independent study, personal study and career plan discussion
Grading Scale0 - 5
Course material
Prerequisites90 ECTS credits of compulsory basic and professional studies in the Degree Programme of Social Services
Other Considerations
ContactJuntunen Anne-Leena


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