EDT 473E Early Childhood Synthesis: Negotiating the Complexities of Teaching (3)

Synthesis of elements presented earlier in ECE program. Site-based experience is an integral part of the course, as students engage with the simultaneous elements of the child, culture, community, content/curriculum, mandates, pedagogies, personal identity, and the teaching life. Emphasis is on building relationships, developing ethical commitment, and on learning skills toward integrated-content project planning that is responsive to the needs, interests, and culture of the children, school, and community. Part of early childhood literacy block (through 2012-13). Beginning Spring, 2014, this course will be part of Block #3 and the pre-requisite will be successful completion of Block #2.

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