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ECED 110 - Practicum 2
Course Details

Course Code: 
ECED 110

Credits:  3

Calendar Description:
Practicum 2 offers direct experience and involvement with young children in early learning settings. The emphasis is on professional practical competencies ( skills) and experience, including observing, planning, presenting curriculum activities and the creation of learning stories. This course provides opportunities for the student to build on previous skills and knowledge attained from Practicum 1 ( ECED 109A).

Date First Offered:  2010-09-01

Hours:
  • Total Hours: 130
  • Seminars and Tutorials: 15
Practicum Hours:
  • Total Practicum Hours: 115
  • On the Job Experience: 115
Total Weeks:  15

This course is offered online:  No

Pre-Requisites:
  • ECED 109A Practicum 1
  • ECED 101 Principles and Practices
  • ECEC 100 Curriculum 1
Non-Course Pre-Requisites: 
  • Criminal Record Check
Co-Requisites:
  • ECED101 Principles and Practices
  • ECTA 121 Interpersonal Communications
  • ECEC 100 Curriculum 1
Rearticulation Submission:  No

Course Content:
  • Overview of practicum requirements and the role and responsibilities of the student, sponsor and Instructor in practicum.
  • Goals of the practicum.
  • Review development and learning theory.
  • Curriculum activities which support child development.
  • Guidance techniques.
  • Common concerns for practising students.
  • Communication- interpersonal skills and problem solving.
  • Review of observation and recording.
  • Planning for individual and groups of children.
  • Working and interacting with families.
  • Knowing self and competencies, teaching styles and techniques.
  • Values, ethics and professional conduct.
Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
  • Demonstrate professional competencies and skill development at the second practicum level expectation
  • Apply positive, respectful and effective guidance strategies for individuals and/ or groups of children individually
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and awareness of diversity within the early learning environment
  • Evaluate oneself in terms of growth, skills, attitude, and professional development for quality early childhood education
  • Practice effective, positive, interpersonal communication skills with children, co-workers,peers and parents through direct and indirect communication
  • Apply principles of child development theory to daily practice
  • Demonstrate practice that adheres to the ECEBC code of ethics
Grading System:  Letters

Passing Grade:  C (60%)

Grading Weight:
  • Assignments: 50 %
  • Practicum: 50 %
Number of Assignments:  30

Writing Assignments:
  • One video/critique
  • 2 learning stories
  • 15 informal activities
  • Competencies checklist
  • 7 reflective journals
Percentage of Individual Work:  100

Course Offered in Other Programs:  No

Text Books:
  • Required - Tyminski, C., 2010, Your Early Childhood Practicum and Student Teaching Experience. Guidelines for Success (Merrill-Pearson). Chapters Covered: Sections
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