Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Educational Sciences International Education Development Program
Lecture Code WNE02401 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Development of Early Childhood Care and Education I
Subject Name
ヨウジキョウイク・ホイクカイハツロン I
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Development of Early Childhood Care and Education I
Instructor MIWA CHIAKI
ミワ チアキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Tues1-4:IDEC 207
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lectures, discussion, and student presentations. The Zoom URL will be shown in the Bb9 course site.  
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Education
Eligible Students
Keywords SDG_04 
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within Educational
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Class Objectives
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This course is designed to generate an understanding of major theories of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) and to consider why early childhood is important and how ECCE should be mainly in the contexts of developing countries. The course consists of two parts. The first part deals with theories related to child development, and the second part examines ECCE from several perspectives of different disciplines. Upon completing the course, students can: 1) explain the importance of early childhood theoretically, and 2) discuss how ECCE should be from various perspectives. 
Class Schedule Part I: Theories related to child development
 Session 1 Introduction, Definitions of different terms  
 Session 2 Child Development 1: Developmental processes and their characteristics (Physical development)
 Session 3 Child Development 2: Brain development 1
 Session 4 Child Development 3: Brain development 2
 Session 5 Child Development 4: Cognitive development 1
 Session 6 Child Development 5: Cognitive development 2
 Session 7 Child Development 6: Social and emotional development
 Session 8 Child Development 7: Language development
 Session 9 Child Development 8: Number concept development
 Session 10 Child Development 9: Development and play
Part II: Theories and perspectives of ECCE
  Session 11 Convention on the Rights of the Child
 Session 12 Philosophy of education in ECCE
 Session 13 Economics of ECCE
 Session 14 Culture and ECCE
 Session 15 Sociology of ECCE

A term paper is due in Session 15.  
A detailed reading list will be provided in the first session, and copies of the reading materials are uploaded in Bb9. 
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Preparation and
Students are expected to have read the assigned readings before each class, and actively participate in discussions. For the 1st and 2nd sessions, please visit the course site in Bb9 beforehand, and download and read the assigned materials.  
Requirements Students are advised to take "Development of Early Childhood Care and Education II" course at the same time.  
Grading Method Participation in discussion (20%), Quizzes (20%), and Term paper (60%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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