ECE368 is an elective course that focuses on understanding Singapore as a changing society with changing family structures and values that impact on the nature of childhood. The course is framed by a sociological and international perspective and provides a platform for discussing and considering implications for effective and inclusive educational policy and practice in Singapore. Connections are once again made to the UNCRC to explore ways in which Singapore has catered to the best interests of young children through the provision of services, protection of children, and the encouragement of child participation in our society. Direct relevance to pedagogical considerations include, but are not limited to: teacher decisions about materials, curricula topics, language use, time use, routines and care practices, relationship building and collaborations with families, other health and educational professionals that support young children/families, and partnership with primary schools.
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done ENTIRELY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. There are no face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, This will be administered on-campus.