Curriculum and Pedagogy in Early Years I

A course bringing knowledge of child development and curriculum studies to understand the linkages between theories of development, children’s developmental trajectory in early years and pedagogy with reference to early years of a child’s education. 

In this course, you will bring your knowledge of child development and curriculum studies to understand the linkages between theories of development, children’s developmental trajectory in early years and pedagogy with reference to early years of a child’s education. For this, you will need a fair understanding of human development theories, cognitive development theory, behaviourist perspectives on learning, psychosocial theories of learning, moral development and psychological processes such as memory, motivation and language development. We focus on the possibilities of creating holistic and synergistic development of children in early years from grades one to three, which have the most dramatic impact on learning. You will learn why, how, when and in what ways a child’s learning needs to be guided, with a thorough understanding of models of education from around the world. An important component is to understand opportunities and activities that foster development in the domains of physical, motor, sensory, cognitive, language and socio-emotional development that can be created and applied in formal centre-based and non-formal family and community-based settings. You will learn how to plan a curriculum for early childhood education and formulate long term goals and daily plans and include thematic, activity based and play based approaches.