Prerequisite: (None) Acquiring knowledge concerning children's physical and motor development and various factors influencing it such as heredity and environment. A special focus on vaccines, diseases, and ways of physically caring for the young child in a healthy safe environment. Other issues include environmental awareness and nutritional needs of the child.
The effect of recent developments in educational thinking and practice on childhood programs. Focus on various social, political, and family issues affecting the child, i,e.-child education in a developing society, children and the media, child abuse, legislation and the rights of the child, learning in a kindergarten setting, teacher status, research on kindergarten children, and gender issues.
Provides students with knowledge of early childhood problems, including types and categories of the problems, their causes, prevention and treatment methods. Emphasis on common early childhood problems such as: coping in the kindergarten setting, phobias, hyperactivity, aggression, nail biting, bedwetting, soiling, shyness, isolation, stuttering, etc. In addition, students will study the common criteria used in evaluating the density and severity of children's problems. The course provides students with communication skills necessary for obtaining parents' cooperation in dealing with children's problems.
An introduction to the theoretical and philosophical issues involved in the expressive arts, music, creativity, and aesthetic education, with emphasis on developmentally appropriate practice and young children's holistic development. The course presents a hands-on practical approach to art materials and their safe use and function with children ages 2 to 8, awareness of diverse needs, multicultural backgrounds, and anti-bias strategies will be included
Identifies educational materials for children their importance, sources and types, Choosing ready – made materials according to appropriate criteria and identifying their uses in the classroom. Students will learn to design needed materials which promote children’s thinking abilities such as classification, sorting, numbers, special relations, measurement, time, causality… etc. Emphasis is also placed on designing materials in ways that enhance children’s total development and also to judge the efficiency of the produced learning materials.
Concept of play. Theories of play. The importance of play to a child’s social, cognitive, physical, language and emotional development. Guiding children’s behavior through play. Learning through play. Types of appropriate play materials that enhance children’s social skills.
This course includes topics that are related to distance learning; its concepts, justifications, historical and theoretical perspectives, its relationship with education technology, open universities; designing, producing & using instructional materials. Using advanced information technology in human communication; satellites; e-mail; teleconference, hypermedia in addition to printed materials. This course is also concerned with the barriers of distance learning & exam of open universities such as the British open university, Al-Qudes.
Defining the concept of child from the viewpoint of different social sciences and methods, as well as understanding the difference between the child and other age groups. The justifications for concentrating on the child and the family and understanding different social, cultural, and psychological methods that deal with emotional and cognitive development of the children.
Prerequisite: (None) Concept of music and art education. The importance of art and music in early childhood, and their effect on children’s development. The art and music curriculum for young children. Practical activities in art and music.
Focus on cultural diversity and growth and development as they affect the physiological and psychological adaptation of families experiencing common health issues and problems of infants, children and adolescents
The course focuses on an understanding of children’s physical, cognitive, linguistic, emotional and social growth and development. Review of child development history, theory, and research strategies in early childhood education. Discuss the effect of family, peers, media, and schooling on processes of learning. The course discuses psychological principles and theories that offer a scientific explanation to the process of the teaching and learning in early childhood settings. Topics of how children learn presented.
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Human Development provides students with knowledge and experiences to foster understanding of development and growth in relation to learning. Four areas are emphasized in relation to implications for teaching and learning: biological foundations, cognitive development, socio-emotional development, and contexts for development.
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This course examines the social/emotional and academic services for students with disabilities in inclusive settings across
age spans. The primary goal of this course is to introduce key strategies, and approaches that will assist in making the
general education classroom more inclusive for all students. Topics covered include characteristics of disabilities, inclusive
classroom practices, collaboration models, response to intervention, and the use of the individualized education program
(IEP) to support students’ meaningful participation in general education.
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This course covers basic communication principles and anatomy as well as more complex learning and language deficits. Students will learn how language is acquired, used and the effects on communication with various types of speech and language disorders. This course will provide opportunities to practice techniques for working with and observing communication disorders. Address the connection between early childhood curriculum, and language learning and how that applies to supporting the educational and developmental need of children with communication disorders will also.
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This course is designed to enable the student to acquire broad knowledge and skills, to develop positive trends towards the family and family relations. The course deals with the definition of the concept of the family, its functions and characteristics with a focus on the factors that led to changing their functions in marital and family life, the components of integration and family compatibility and the requirements of family growth in the different stages of family life cycle. While shedding light on some marital issues and problems and the role of social institutions in facing these challenges. This is done through an educational environment prepared for the use of active learning strategies based on dialogue, discussion, group and individual work, and student performance is evaluated through tools that measure the extent to which learning outcomes are achieved, such as: tests, interactive participation, and the journal of thinking and volunteering.
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