Clinical Experiences And Seminars In Early Childhood Education
This course focuses on clinical experiences, helps students engage
in early field experiences with a focus on connecting theory to practice,
understanding the professional responsibilities of teachers, and developing
strategies that positively impact the learning of a diverse population of students. Students will observe and participate in a wide range of
in-classroom teaching experiences in order to develop the skills and confidence
necessary to be an effective teacher. Also, the courses exposes teachers to basic principles of curriculum
construction and development, curriculum implementation, dynamics and
strategies of curriculum change, theories of curriculum design and curriculum
evaluation. It includes the administration and supervision of early childhood
Assessment in early childhood education helps prepare future
and current teachers to measure or evaluate children in early childhood, to
become fully informed about the range of assessment possibilities available,
and to learn how those techniques and instruments can be most beneficial to the
children in their classrooms. Included, in this course, is information about
standardized tests and other types of assessment, such as screening tools,
observations, checklists, and rating scales.
Through expertise and
practical knowledge, students should be able to identify and describe the key
concepts associated with interviewing, listening and questioning skills of
early childhood pupils,
appropriate use of assessment and observation strategies to document
development, growth, play and learning to join with families and professionals
in promoting children’s success, recording strategies, rating systems,
portfolios, and multiple assessment tools are explored. Finally, students synthesize
their learning by developing to examining the basic principles of curriculum
construction, implementation, change, design, and evaluation.
Course learning outcomes
the end of the course unit, students should be able to:
Explain the importance of an effective interview with early childhood pupils.
• Identify and demonstrate main types of interviews that are employed
with early childhood pupils.
curriculum and its design, patterns, implementation and development.
the basic concepts in child assessment.
the quality assessments and types
skills in practice and knowledge of the testing context.
select and administer assessments appropriate for children.