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ECEC 203 - Early Learning Framework
Course Details

Course Code: 
ECEC 203

Credits:  3

Calendar Description:
Students will examine the B.C. Early Learning Framework and what it means for an educator to engage in a conforming, reforming, and transforming reflective process. The concepts and application of pedagogical narrations of ordinary moments will also be examined through the lens of a transformative vision.

Date First Offered:  2010-09-01

  • Total Hours: 45
  • Lecture Hours: 45
Total Weeks:  15

This course is offered online:  Yes

  • HDEC 100 Essential Skills for Human Service Workers
Non-Course Pre-Requisites:  None

Co-Requisites:  None

Rearticulation Submission:  No

Course Content:
7 modules include:
  • Image of the Child
  • Image of the Family
  • Image of the Educator
  • Engaging With the Early Learning Framework
  • A Closer Look At Pedagogical Narrations
  • Planning, Creating, and Documenting Your Exemplar
  • Wrap-Up and Where to Go From Here
Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes regarding the significance of the Early Learning Framework and its potential for shaping early learning in British Columbia:

  • Explain the importance of critical reflection in early childhood education
  • Examine the Early Learning Framework goals in relation to the conforming, reforming and transforming perspectives
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the philosophical and pedogogical aspects of documentation (observation, recording, individual interpretation, collective interpretation)
  • Contextualize, create, and apply pedagogical narrations within the context of the Early Learning Framework
  • Create an exemplar through the processes of observation, recording, individual and collective interpretation of ordinary moments
  • Demonstrate appreciation of Aboriginal perspectives on early learning within the context of the Framework
  • Present a breadth of possible images of the child, family, and early childhood educator, and how these images shape practice and curriculum approaches
  • Link documentation with the areas of early learning described in the Framework
  • Create an exemplar through the processes of observation, recording, individual and collective interpretation of ordinary moments
  • Basic computer skills, d2l use, regular access to computer and internet.
Grading System:  Letters

Passing Grade:  C (60%)

Grading Weight:
  • Assignments: 75 %
  • Participation: 25 %
Number of Assignments:  4

Nature of Participation:
  • Participation will be based on teleconference seminars and online group participation (25%). There will be 3 teleconference seminars. Students are expected to participate in groups on the d2l discussion board to complete group work.)
Writing Assignments:
  • 4 - Students will complete 4 written assignments (Image of the Child 25%, Pedagogical Narration 30%, Image of the Family or Educator 20%, and Participation and Collaboration written summary 25%.)
Percentage of Individual Work:  75

Percentage of Group Work:  25

Other Pertinent Information:
Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology
and the Ministry of Health; Registry Competencies:

Function No. 2: Plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs that meet the observed needs of children

Function No. 4: Support families

Function No. 6: Develop yourself and contribute to the development of others to meet current and future needs

Course Offered in Other Programs:

Other Programs:
Education Assistant Diploma

Additional Comments:
  • Late assignments or projects will only be accepted at the discretion of the Instructor. If there is a documented medical reason or extenuating circumstance, it is the responsibility of the student to inform the Instructor immediately. In these situations, missed work may be completed or prorated.
  • Northern Lights College assumes that all students attending the institution will follow a high standard of ethical behavior. Incidents of cheating, plagiarism, or unethical conduct may, therefore, result in a grade of zero for the assignment or project for all parties involved and/or expulsion from the course.
Attendance: Students are expected to attend all teleconference seminars and online discussions.

  • Computer with internet connection
Text Books:
  • Required - Ministry of Health and Ministry of Children andf Families., 2008, British Columbia early learning framework. (Victoria, BC). Chapters Covered: All
  • Required - n/a, Handouts Provided by Instructor
  • Required - MacNaughton, G. , 2003, Shaping early childhood: Learners, curriculum and contexts. (Maidenhead, UK: Open University Press.). Chapters Covered: 3-13
  • Required - Ministry of Education, 2008, Understanding the British Columbia Early Learning Framework: From theory to practice. (Victoria, BC). Chapters Covered: All
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