Course description

This course introduces the concepts of relationship-building and play as the cornerstones of curriculum and pedagogy. Through the lens of holistic development and inclusive early learning, students will examine their image of the child and describe the elements of meaningful curriculum and pedagogy. They will discuss the importance of relationships and play to children’s learning and development and identify the role of the educator in supporting learning.  Using an understanding of holistic development, students will practice emerging skills in observation, reflection, and documentation as the basis for planning constructivist-inspired curriculum. 

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Credit transfer

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Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2023 registration opens November 28, 2022. Spring 2023 registration opens February 27, 2023.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery with no assigned day or time requirements, independent course completion

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery with scheduled day and time course requirements

Hybrid: any combination of: in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery