Approaches to Early Childhood Education (5N1763)

Category: QQI

This course is suitable for those studying the QQI Level 5 Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education. 

It will equip you with the knowledge, skill and competence in the philosophy and practice underpinning a specific approach to Early Childhood Education, to include one of the following Montessori, Froebel, Steiner or Weikart.

Course content:

* Programmes and core concepts developed by Maria Montessori, Fredrich Froebel, Rudolf Steiner and David P Weikart

* Role of the adult in a specific Early Childhood Education approach

* The philosopher's views on the importance of activity in the education process

* The value of the specific learning environment to the development and wellbeing of the child

* Evaluate learning in both individual and group contexts

* Education routines with children in the ECCE setting

* Maintaining a quality ECCE environment that complies with the a specific educational philosophy

* Reflecting on personal strengths and weaknesses when working with children and team members.


Assessment: Assignment 40%, Portfolio/Collection of Work 60%

Autumn term, Wednesday nights. For specific date, times and fee, click here

Accreditation: QQI Approaches to Early Childhood Education (5N1763) Level 5


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