1 PART 1: Course Name: Practicum/Seminar Course Number: ECE 282 Credit Hrs. 7 Lecture Hrs. 3 Lab Hrs. 0 Clinical Hrs. 12hrs/week (192hrs) Variable Hrs. 0 Total Hours of Instruction: 48 Total Contact Hours: 240 (Total Contact hour s formula: (lecture hrs. + lab hrs. + clinical hrs) x 17.6) Course Description: Students actively participate in practicum and field experiences in two of the three early childhood age groups (birth-age 3, 3 through 5, and 5 through 8 years) in a variety of settings that offer early education (early school grades; pre-k through 3 rd grade, child care centers and homes, Head Start programs) to use knowledge of child development, appropriate pedagogy, inquiry tools, and resources to design, implement, and assess learning environments and experiences for young children. Seminar hours focus on discussion, reflection, documentation, assessment, interpretation, and analysis of practicum and field experiences to guide and inform practice and promote the professional development of each student in the capstone course of Early Childhood Education Associate Degree Program. Prerequisite (s): Completion of or co-enrollment in all ECE courses. Co-requisite (s): None Course Objectives: Synthesize knowledge of child development and learning, along with knowledge of each individual child to develop and maintain healthy, safe, respectful, supportive, and challenging environments and experiences for each child. Evaluate the effectiveness of early childhood curricula, classrooms, teaching strategies and family Apply a variety of effective approaches, strategies, and techniques supporting positive relationships with each child and adult. Use reflective journaling to assess one s own teaching and learning experiences to inform practice and Engage in reflective practice to critically asses one s own teaching experiences and ethical commitment to demonstrate professionalism. Reasonable accommodations can be provided for students with documented disabilities. Please contact Learning Support Services to arrange for these (231) or (231) , Room 533 SCRC.
2 PART 2: Lumina DQP outcomes and linked course objectives (Please identify all Lumina DQP outcomes supported by this course, including the complete language of each outcome as shown on Part 3 of this syllabus. Under each Lumina DQP outcome, please list any course objectives that support the prior DQP outcome.) Lumina DQP Outcome 1: Describes the scope and principal features of the field of study, citing at least some of its core theories and practices, and offers a similar explication of at least one related field. Synthesize knowledge of child development and learning, along with knowledge of each individual child to develop and maintain healthy, safe, supportive, and challenging environments and experiences for each child. Lumina DQP Outcome 2: Illustrates contemporary terminology used in the field. Synthesize knowledge of child development and learning, along with knowledge of each individual child to develop and maintain healthy, safe, supportive, and challenging environments and experiences for each child. Lumina DQP Outcome 3: Generates substantially error-free products, reconstructions, data, juried exhibits or performances as appropriate to the field. Evaluates the effectiveness of early childhood curricula, classrooms, teaching strategies and family Lumina DQP Outcome 4: Describes how existing knowledge is advanced, tested, and revised. Lumina DQP Outcome 6: Illustrates core concepts of the field while executing analytical, practical, or creative tasks. Lumina DQP Outcome 10: Identifies, categorizes and distinguishes among elements of ideas, concepts, theories and/or practical approaches to standard problems. Evaluates the effectiveness of early childhood curricula, classrooms, teaching strategies and family
3 Lumina DQP Outcome 11: Identifies, categorizes, evaluates and cites multiple information resources necessary to engage in projects, papers or performance in his or her program. Lumina DQP Outcome 15: Describes in writing his or her own civic and cultural background, including its origins and development, assumptions, and predispositions. Apply a variety of effective approaches, strategies, and techniques supporting positive relationships with each child and adult. Lumina DQP Outcome 17: Takes an active role in community context (work, service, co-curricular activities, etc) and examine the civic issues encountered and the insights gained from the community experience. Engage in reflective practice to critically assess one s own teaching experiences and ethical commitment to demonstrate professionalism.
4 Suggested Methods of Instruction: Lectures, discussions, reflective journaling, assignment packet activities, classroom activities, videos, cooperating teacher mentoring and feedback, peer feedback, case study assessments and college supervisor mentoring and feedback. Suggested Methods of Assessment and Evaluation: Personal reflection paper, pre and post inventories, educational philosophy statement, completed assignment packet activities, child case study, cooperating teacher grade and evaluation, college supervisor grade, student self-reflection and self-grade, attendance and participation, course portfolio. NOCTI Assessment proficiency in early childhood content knowledge. Adopted Text at Time of Course Adoption/Revision: Student Teaching Early Childhood Practicum Guide, 7 th edition by Jeanne Machado and Helen Meyer Botnarescue, Practical Solutions to Practically Every Problem, The Early Childhood Teacher s Manual by Steffen Saifer, Topics Covered During the Semester: Sequence of topics and time allowance are at the discretion of the instructor Week 1: Introduction to Student Teaching Week 2: Student Teacher Values and Developing Teacher Style and Philosophy Week 3: Being Observed: Discovering Your Competencies Week 4: Instructional Planning Week 5: Classroom Management: Beyond Discipline Week 6: Understanding Behavior Week 7: Working with Children with Special Needs Week 8: Common Problems of Student Teachers Week 9: Student Teachers and Families Week 10: Quality Programs in Early Childhood Settings Week 11: Professional Commitment and Ethics Week 12: Student Teaching Infants and Toddlers Week 13: Practical Solutions to Practically Every Problem Parts I-V Week 14: Practical Solutions to Practically Every Problem Parts VI-IX Week 15: Advocacy and Public Policy Week 16: Resume, Interviews, and Employment Section 1 & Section 2 approved by CRDAP on: Section 2 approved by AD: Section 2 approved by CRDAP Chair: Date: Date:
5 PART 3: Use this reference sheet in Part 2 of Master Course Syllabus Specialized Knowledge 1. Describes the scope and principal features of the field of study, citing at least some of its core theories and practices, and offers a similar explication of at least one related field. 2. Illustrates contemporary terminology used in the field. 3. Generates substantially error-free products, reconstructions, data, juried exhibits or performances as appropriate to the field. Broad Integrative Knowledge 4. Describes how existing knowledge or practice is advanced, tested and revised 5. Describes and examines a range of perspectives on key debates and their significance both within the field and in society. 6. Illustrates core concepts of the field while executing analytical, practical or creative tasks. 7. Selects and applies recognized methods of the field in interpreting characteristic discipline-based problems. 8. Assembles evidence relevant to characteristic problems in the field, describes the significance of the evidence, and uses the evidence in analysis of these problems. 9. Describes the ways in which at least two disciplines define, address and interpret the importance of a contemporary challenge or problem in science, the arts, society, human services, economic life or technology. Intellectual Skills Analytic Inquiry 10. Identifies, categorizes and distinguishes among elements of ideas, concepts, theories and/or practical approaches to standard problems. Intellectual Skills Use of Information Resources 11. Identifies, categorizes, evaluates and cites multiple information resources necessary to engage in projects, papers or performance in his or her program. Intellectual Skills Engaging Diverse Perspectives 12. Describes how knowledge from different cultural perspectives would affect his or her interpretations of prominent problems in politics, society, the arts and/or global relations. Intellectual Skills Communication Fluency 13. Presents accurate calculations and symbolic operations, and explains how such calculations and operations are used in either his or her specific field of study or in interpreting social and economic trends. 14. Presents substantially error-free prose in both argumentative and narrative forms to general and specialized audiences. Applied Learning 15. Describes in writing at least one substantial case in which knowledge and skills acquired in academic settings are applied to a challenge in a non-academic setting; applies that learning to the question; and analyzes at least one significant concept or method related to his or her course of study in light of learning outside the classroom. 16. Locates, gathers and organizes evidence on an assigned research topic addressing a course-related question or a question of practice in a work or community setting; offers and examines competing hypotheses in answering the question. Civic Learning 17. Describes his or her own civic and cultural background, including its origins and development, assumptions, and predispositions. 18. Describes diverse positions, historical and contemporary, on selected democratic values or practices, and presents his or her own position on a specific problem where one or more of these values or practices are involved. 19. Takes an active role in a community context (work, service, co-curricular activities, etc.), and examines the civic issues encountered and the insights gained from the community experience. The Degree Qualifications Profile was adopted by CRDAP: April 11, 2012
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