Exploring curriculum


This module commences by examining historical approaches to curriculum development within the Early Childhood Education and Care sector. Commencing with early developments of the ECEC sector to examine the contempory Aistear (2009) framework. The learner will explore the interconnected nature of curriculum and assessment to explain strategies and how they benefit young children's learning and development. The module is designed to enable the learner to explore practices when working with all young children. The learner through a transformational approach will value the child as a competent learner to develop child-led learning experiences that are inclusive and cognisant of diversity.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Define curriculum and curriculum development.

  2. Facilitate an emerging curriculum based on children's interests and experiences.

  3. Plan for holistic learning, implementation and evaluation of appropriate early childhood education experiences and articulate the effectiveness of these experiences with parents and colleagues.

  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of reflective practice and ensure a comprehensive curriculum development that promotes child learning and development.

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