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.

Spring 2023 registration opens February 27, 2023. Fall 2023 registration opens July 24, 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, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

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