• Learn the basic theories and pedagogical approaches of the major pedagogists (e.g. Comenius, Rousseau, Pestalozzi, Froebel, Dewey, Montessori) and be able to identify these in practice
• Become familiar with pedagogical principles in Educational Curricula and International practices related to language learning (e.g. Forest schools, Reggio Emilia schools, Montessori schools, High/Scope approach).
• Become familiar with pedagogical aspects relating to learners with special educational needs due to different ethnicity, different/special learning needs etc)
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course aims to introduce students to the basic principles of Pedagogy that relate to children’s learning process. Modern educational theories that relate to children’s learning process and Educational Curricula are also discussed.
Additional bibliography for study
Bruce, T. (2005) Developing Learning in Early Childhood. London: Paul Chapman Publishing.
Isaacs, B. (2007) Bringing the Montessori Approach to Your Early Years Practice. David Fulton Publishers Ltd, Routledge Education.
Jackman, H. (2011) Early Education Curriculum: A Child's Connection to the World. Hampshire: Cengage Learning
Miller L. and L. Pound (eds) (2010). Theories and Approaches to Learning in the Early Years. London: Sage Publications Ltd.
Mooney, C. (2000). Theories of Childhood: An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erickson, Piaget and Vygotsky. St. Paul, MN: Redleaf Press.
Palmer, J. (ed.) (2001). Fifty Major Thinkers on Education. London: Routledge.
Pound, L. (2005). How Children Learn. London: Step Forward Publishing Ltd
Wood, D. (1988). How Children Think and Learn. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.