Courses Catalogue

Cultural Values And Practices In Early Childhood Education

COURSE CODE: ECP 1203
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Early Childhood and Primary Education, Diploma
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

Clarification of key concepts

§  Culture

§  Education

§  Society

§  Disability

Elements or components of culture

Characteristics of culture

The importance of culture to society and to persons with special needs

Disability and culture

§  The cultural explanation of disability

§  Perceptions and beliefs regarding causes, prevention of disability

Attitudes and culture

§  What are attitudes?

§  Attitudes of persons with disabilities towards other people

§  Attitudes of other people towards persons with disabilities

§  Attitudes of persons with disabilities towards themselves

§  Factors promoting attitudes towards persons with disabilities

§  Attitude as a social barrier to development and participation of persons with disabilities

§  Transforming negative attitudes and their effects

Cultural activities and childhood development

§  Common cultural activities

§  The importance of social activities to children

§  Participation of persons children in cultural activities

§  Barriers to participation in cultural activities and how to overcome them

Cultural practices in Ugandan Communities

§  Examples of cultural subjects in school curriculum

§  The importance of cultural subjects

Culture and human rights

MODE OF DELIVERY

§  Lectures

§  Reading assignments

§  Group discussions followed by oral class presentations

§  Field trips

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes