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- Effective Term:
- Fall 2019
- Course Number:
- ECE 188
- Course Title:
- Block Play and Woodworking for Young Children
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
Addendum to Course Description
This course is designed to enhance the knowledge base of our degree-seeking students (who are required to take 6 – 10 credits of elective credit) while also providing an accessible, interesting, and relevant course to students who are seeking to meet their professional development requirements and/or who might have limited experience in the college setting.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion, students should be able to:
· Identify elements of quality block play and wood working experiences for young children.
· Articulate the role of block play and wood working in the acquisition of skills and concepts across all developmental domains.
· Design, implement and evaluate block play and wood working experiences for children of varying ages (2 years to school age) and abilities.
· Describe the ways in which block play and woodworking with children can be a component of cultural validation and building relationships with families.
· Identify solutions to common barriers and issues that arise when implementing block play and wood working experiences with children.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Attend and actively participate in class and small group activities.
- Complete written observations and assignments.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Benefits of and barriers to implementing block play and wood working experiences in programs for children?
- Design and implementation of quality block play and wood working experiences for children of varying ages and developmental levels.
- Facilitating learning and development across domains with block play and wood working.
- Tools for children.
- Safety precautions.
- Involving families in block play and woodworking experiences.
- Community resources.
- Addressing common barriers and issues that arise in block play and wood working experiences.