EDCE 7150C Fundamentals of Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Contexts

This course will offer a practical overview of the fundamentals of teaching and learning in early childhood contexts. Linking research and theory about how young children develop and learn, the course will present insights about how to create developmentally appropriate/culturally responsive learning environments, curriculum, instruction, assessment strategies, and teaching attitudes that support young children's optimal development through the collection of direct evidence of children's behaviors and work and how to use these data to inform and guide teaching. Ongoing studies of children will be required throughout the course.



Contact Hours

10-15 hours of fieldwork. 3 hr./wk.