Emphasis on early childhood programs and models; Montessori, Froebel, Agatzi, Pastalozi. Theoretical foundations of the cognitive, social, and behavioral models, with an emphasis on their contents and implementation in the field of childhood education. A review of research in the field with an emphasis on social and economic influencers.
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.
Introduces students to the key role which families play in children's development. Types of families, responsibilities of the family, socialization processes and their effect on children's development. Emphasis will be placed on the influence of child's status in the family and how it affects his or her development. Finally, students will acquire skills for effect dealing with parents.
This course includes developmental process, its definition, principles, and the factors which influence on it, Also the course discusses the developmental stages in the childhood with concentration on the age stages (6-9) years old, physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development. This course has application part for the parents and teachers in their deal with child and student development.
Familiarizes students with the value of literature for children; sources of such literature; types of literary texts suitable for children’s development such as stories, plays, poems and songs; analysis and evaluation of some literary models written by famous; and methods and techniques of teaching children’s literature.
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.
Concept of early childhood curriculum. General
foundations of early childhood curriculum
construction and implementation. Developmentally
appropriate activity -based curriculum. Parent’s
participation in developing and implementing
curriculum of young children.
This course will include: Environmental education concept,
the importance of integrating it with other subjects,
ecosystems, sustaining, natural resources, environmental
problem, desertification, distinction, green house effect,environmental pollution, effects of natural phenomena and
environment, protecting and managing environment, and
national and international safety, science, technology,
society and human. Also integrated approach in designing
and implementation environmental curriculum will be
A historical perspective on early childhood education
programs and the educators associated with them such as
Montessori, Froebel, etc. Islam and early childhood
education. A brief introduction to child curriculum;
philosophy, goals, foundations, planning, and evaluation.
Ethical issues in child education. Competences and skills for
A comprehensive analytic view of school curricula and
methods of instruction!, with reference to basic school
curricula in Jordan; concepts of the curriculum and its
relationship to learning and teaching; aspects of the
curriculum (cognitive, philosophical, social and
psychological); curriculum components (goals, content,
learning activities, teaching methods and evaluation).
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.
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.
This course aims at helping students to learn about how to
make designs concerning the arrangement of early
childhoods classrooms, and how to select, arrange and
evaluate materials and equipment for learning areas. It also
aims at providing students with knowledge and skills
needed for planning indoor and outdoor space and safety.
Techniques for disciplining and guiding children’s behavior
and time management are also covered.
This course aims to enable students to practice teaching partially;
training student teachers to plan and prepare for lessons; activity
management; questioning techniques; management of groups;
methods of teaching; assessment techniques; preparing worksheets;
individual differences; developing thinking skills. Students are
supposed to spend a whole day at school every week, and discuss this
in a weekly meeting at the university.