Degree Module: Introduction to Early Childhood Philosophy and Practice


SCQF Level 7


The aim of this module is to introduce you to early childhood philosophy and related curricular practice.

You will be able to:

• Demonstrate an understanding of early childhood philosophy;
• Identify and investigate both historical and contemporary perspectives that have influenced the development of early childhood philosophy;
• Describe the themes and characteristics of curriculum frameworks in early childhood;
• Demonstrate an understanding of current curriculum policy, practice and strategies that support an early childhood curriculum.

This module is relevant for students considering a career as a primary school teacher or as an early years practitioner. Throughout the duration of the module you have access to a mixture of learning resources and supportive interactive activities. You are able to interact, seek support, share developing understanding and learn from each other using online technologies.

Entry requirements:

Students should have passed 2 Highers at C or above.

Mode of delivery: Online

Duration: Semester 1 only - September to December

Further study might include: HNC Childhood Practice/ degree level study in care depending on additional qualifications and experience.

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