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.
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.