Singapore University of Social Sciences

Partnership of Home, School and The Community (幼儿园、社区与家庭合作共育) (ECC315)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: Chinese

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Education

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

ECC315 Partnerships of Home, School and the Community focuses on building home, school, and community partnerships. Through understanding family functions and structures, and theories of home-school partnerships, students will recognise the importance and values of parent involvement in the childcare centres/preschools. The course examines the roles of parents and teachers in home-school partnerships, and the potential barriers of teacher-family partnerships. By exploring the strategies of establishing home-school partnerships and the value of parent education, students will develop effective communication to work with families of diverse backgrounds. These will provide students with the knowledge and skills to address current issues pertaining to the home, school and community.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, This will be administered on-campus.

Topics

  • An overview of families and their structures
  • Theories of child development and home-school relationships
  • The importance and benefits of parent involvement
  • Models of developing home-school partnerships
  • Roles of parents and teachers in home-school partnerships
  • Potential barriers of teacher-family partnerships
  • Establishing home-school partnerships
  • Parent education
  • Working with families of diverse backgrounds
  • Models of home, school and community partnerships
  • Home-school-community partnership resources
  • Current issues in home-school-community relations

Learning Outcome

  • Examine theories of home, school and community partnerships.
  • Interpret the importance of parent involvement and distinguish models of developing home-school partnerships.
  • Illustrate the roles of parents and teachers and analyse the barriers in building partnerships between family and school.
  • Recommend and plan strategies on establishing home-school partnerships and parent education.
  • Analyse and discuss issues in building partnerships with families of diverse backgrounds.
  • Design collaborative activities in the multicultural context of Singapore and apply home-school-community partnership resources.
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