Singapore University of Social Sciences

Introduction to Pedagogical and Curriculum Leadership

Introduction to Pedagogical and Curriculum Leadership (NFC202)

Applications Open: 01 October 2023

Applications Close: 15 November 2023

Next Available Intake: January 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $289 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Education, Management

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: Centre for Continuing & Professional Education


Synopsis

Early childhood education leaders need to be knowledgeable about current approaches to curriculum and pedagogical principles and practices and have appropriate skills to be able to effectively drive, support and guide the development and implementation of sound curriculum and pedagogy. The course provides learners with the foundational knowledge and skills to lead, mentor, and support teachers in curriculum implementation underpinned by key early childhood education theories and sound pedagogical principles and practices. The course aims to examine the what, why, and how of early childhood curriculum and pedagogy and will introduce specialist or advanced teaching techniques across the early childhood spectrum from birth to six years of age.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 2.5
Presentation Pattern: Every January

Topics

  • The Relationship between Theories of Child Development and the Early Childhood Curriculum
  • The Social, Cultural and Ethical Contexts that Influence the Nature of the Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Pedagogical and Curriculum Leadership in the 21st Century
  • Specialist Teaching Techniques
  • Mentoring and Coaching in Practice
  • Developing Interdependence and Team Accountability
  • The Role of Families and Community in the Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Current Issues and Challenges Relating to Curriculum and Pedagogical Change and Implementation

Learning Outcome

  • Identify the significant characteristics of the various early childhood education theories
  • Examine early childhood education theories relevant to curriculum approaches
  • Apply the Nolan (2017) mentoring model in workplace situations
  • Employ specialist teaching techniques in the mentoring and coaching of teachers within the centre
  • Analyse gaps in teaching and learning within the centre
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