Courses Catalogue

Professional Studies In Early Childhood

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Master of Education In Early Childhood Education
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

Course Description

The course focuses on the development of infants and children, the factors that affect their development, causes of academic deficiencies such as poor study habits, memory loss and reading difficulties. It also discusses relevant theories on growth and development and the role of heredity and environment on the growth and development of a child. Furthermore, it introduces students to developmentally varied and appropriate methods of teaching and learning in early childhood education.


Course Aim

The overall aim is to prepare graduates who can analyze and find solutions to the nature and causes of the academic deficiencies in children; and apply the appropriate teaching methods to preschool children in order to develop physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.


Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

·         Describe the nature, causes, effects and solutions of academic deficiencies.

·         Describe the nature and causes of academic deficiencies.

·         Identify the different methods of teaching early childhood learners.

·         Explain the different methods of teaching.

·         Develop ideas of a specific method of teaching and ponder on what they could do in challenging situations.

·         Discuss the strategies of effective teaching in early childhood education.

Appreciate the methods of teaching and learning in early childhood education as applied in models of early childhood education.