Course DescriptionThis course explores the development of young children???s thinking and learning through a cross-cultural lens. Critical discussion of the Western value of cognition and its theoretical assumptions will provide students with an understanding of how these values are embedded in early learning. This course will then provide multiple perspectives on thinking and learning (colonial models, apprenticeship models, indigenous models) as they are conceptualized across cultures and as they relate to professional roles with children.
Sample Course OutlineDistance Course Outline (subject to change)
This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.
Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.