- Course Number:
- ECE 260B
- Course Title:
- Advanced Practicum Seminar 2
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Course DescriptionRefines skills necessary for supporting the total development of children, ages 6 weeks to 6 years, in a group setting and to integrate child development theory and practice in two interdependent components: seminar and field work experience. Department permission required. Prerequisites: ECE 260A. Corequisites: ECE 265.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion, students should be able to:
- Collect and represent advanced documentation of standard achievement as specified in the NAEYC Standards for Initial Professional Preparation.
- Use the knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired in pre- and co-requisite coursework to discuss work with children in the field.
- Integrate knowledge of child development and learning; family and community relationships; observation, documentation and assessment; developmentally effective approaches; the use of content knowledge to build meaningful curriculum; and professionalism.
Course Activities and Design
- Actively participate in seminar discussions and activities.
- Develop and present a professional portfolio documenting achievement of the NAEYC Standards for Initial Professional Preparation.
- Examine developmental learning theories and describe how these theories explain the way children learn.
- Using child development knowledge and observation/assessment techniques, create developmentally appropriate plans for the group of
children with whom they are working.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Develop and present a professional portfolio documenting achievement of the NAEYC Standards for Initial Professional Preparation using a Technical Skills Assessment rubric.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Students will reflect on and discuss the theories, practices, skills, and abilities relating to:
- Integrating knowledge of child development and learning;
- Family and community relationships;
- Observation, documentation and assessment;
- Developmentally effective approaches;
- The use of content knowledge to build meaningful curriculum;