This module is designed to develop the student teachers' understanding of different theories, approaches and challenges relating to early childhood education for children from birth to six years old. In this module student teachers explore and incorporate the importance of culture and contexts within various early learning centres in South Africa and beyond. The programme therefore aims to create an awareness towards the positive, long-term impact of quality education during the early childhood years. Student teachers will also be equipped to become competent, knowledgeable, reflective and committed teachers, which will enable them to contribute towards the holistic development and learning of young children. Community Engagement / Service Learning.
4 lectures per week S2 only Q4, 4 lectures per week S1 only Q1
Language of tuition
Module is presented in English
Early Childhood Education
Period of presentation
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University of Pretoria Programme Qualification Mix (PQM) verification project
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