Singapore University of Social Sciences

Multicultural Education and Bilingual Education (多元文化教育与双语教育)

Multicultural Education and Bilingual Education (多元文化教育与双语教育) (ECL205)

Synopsis

This course focuses on understanding the existence and causes of social stereotypes, prejudice, and culture. It is designed to enable students to self-introspect their interpersonal attitude and the impact in their work in early childhood education in Singapore. Students will examine multicultural education issues and perspectives. Discussion of bilingual education in Singapore’s multicultural societal context will be included. They will be able to gain a wider perspective of teaching Chinese Language in Singapore’s bilingual context.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July
E-Learning: - 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. To be confirmed

Topics

  • Multicultural education: Issues and Perspectives
  • Social stereotypes, prejudice, culture difference in classroom setting
  • Cultural impact on children’s development
  • Children’s multicultural education
  • Multicultural education curriculum reform
  • The importance of multicultural education in Singapore
  • Children and ethnic culture
  • Overview of Bilingual Education
  • Bilingual Education Theory
  • Bilingual Education Implementation
  • Appropriate curriculum for children (1)
  • Appropriate curriculum for children (2)

Learning Outcome

  • 阐释多元文化教育的定义、发展史和目的。(Explain the definition, history and purpose of multicultural educati)on
  • 分析文化与儿童发展的关系。(Analyze the relationship between culture and child development)
  • 探讨幼小衔接的意义、内容及现状。(Discuss the meaning, contents and present situation of transition program from pre-school to primary school)
  • 开发有效的幼儿多元文化课程并创设多元文化的学习环境。(Develop effective multicultural lesson activities for children using appropriate strategies to create multicultural learning environment)
  • 检测能满足幼儿个体需要与兴趣的不同方法。(Examine different approaches to address individual differences and interests of children)
  • 应用双语教学的理论与方法于学前教育中。(Apply theories and approaches of bilingual education in early childhood settings)
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