Childhood Undergraduate Level Courses
ED4354 Literacy Learning
in Early Years
Current theories of the nature of literacy learning and their relationship
to instructional practices in the early years.
ED5062 Cultural Constructions
An historical examination of cultural constructions of childhood
and family and the implications of these various constructions upon
the education of young children.
ED5102 Curriculum and Evaluation
in the Early Years
Examines characteristics of early years learners and the role of
the teacher as observer and curriculum developer in theory and practice.
ED5105 Connecting Home and
This course will examine the theory and practice of connecting home
and school for the development of a literate community.
ED5167 Interpreting Play
for Curriculum Development
An exploration of the literature on play including play as reflective
pedagogy. A variety of theoretical perspectives will be brought
to the interpretation of children's play. The teacher's role in
creating physical and social environments that facilitate cognitive,
emotional, social, spiritual and physical growth will be examined.
ED5362 Symbolic Representation
in Children's Play, Pictures and Print
Examines theory in practice of young children and symbolic representation
as the context of their emerging literacies.
Graduate Level Courses
ED6104 Curriculum Theory
A course dealing with curriculum as a field of study with particular reference to New Brunswick. Among the topics to be explored are: the determinants of curriculum, curriculum decision-making, curriculum organization, curriculum innovations, assessing curriculum outcomes, current trends in curriculum development and the role of the public in curriculum development.