-To familiarize themselves with the basic theoretical models and the background for the teacher-child relationship in early childhood education.
-To link the role of the teacher and the teacher's practices with the impact it has on the child's behavior and adaptation.
-To solve case studies about conflictual teacher-child relationships
--To know how to develop a positive classroom climate
-To be informed about the findings of the international literature concerning the influence of a positive teacher-child relationship to the child's development.
Course Content (Syllabus)
- Teacher-child relationship: Current theories and models
-Review of the literature
-Role of the educator in the 21st century
- Interpersonal expectations of the teacher: self-fulfilling prophecies
-Non verba l and verbal communication
-Peer group relationships
-Peer group structure: formal and informal
-Peer group structure: teacher role
-Sociometric method in early childhood education
-Cooperative learning in early childhood environments
teacher-child relationships, social interactions, peer group, social adjustment