Courses Catalogue

Science Education In Early Childhood Education

COURSE CODE: ECP 2102
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

Introduction and clarification of concepts

§  The concept of science

§  The child’s concept of science

§  Development of science concepts

§  The role of family, school and society in development of science concepts

Methods of teaching science in early childhood education

§  Explanation

§  Discussion

§  Observation

§  Play

§  Discovery

§  Experiment

§  Problem solving

Integration of lower primary health and basic science syllabus

Development of materials to b used in science

Integration of science with other subjects

Assessment of children’s performances in science

MODE OF DELIVERY

§  Demonstration

§  Explanation

§  Experimentation

§  Observation

§  Lectures

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

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