BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

AECL-260 - Perspectives for Practice - 3.00 Credits

AECL-260 - Perspectives for Practice - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Students will examine Aboriginal and British Columbia Early Learning Frameworks and what it means for an educator to engage in a conforming, reforming, and transforming reflective process. The concepts and application of pedagogical narrations of ordinary moments will also be examined through the lens of a transformative vision. Discussions and explorataions will be rooted in connections to Aboriginal knowledge as a valid way of knowing and understanding the world and integral to professional practices.
Part of the:
  • CAREER TRAINING (EDUCATION) Department
  • Prerequisites : AECL/AECE certificate or equivalent
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy. Projects in this course may include research papers, small group and partner work, directed discussion questions, debates, scenarios, webbing, pod exercises, journal writing, paraphrasing, and review of journal articles.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge, skills, ablities, and attitudes regarding the significance of early learning frameworks and their potential for shaping early learning in Aboriginal communities (children and their families) in British Columbia;
  • explain the importance of critical reflection in the study of early childhood education as it relates to Aboriginal cultures and the impacts on children and their familes;
  • present a breadth of possible images of the child, family, and early childhood educator and how these images shape practice and curriculum approaches in and with Aboriginal communities;
  • examine the goals of early learning framework(s) in relation to the conforming, reforming and transforming perspectives of children, families and communities;
  • demonstrate appreciation of Aboriginal perspectives on early learning for children and families within the context of the framework(s);
  • demonstrate an understanding of the philosophical and pedagogical aspects of documentation inclusive of Aboriginal cultural and family perspectives (observation, recording, individual interpretation, collective interpretation);
  • link documentation with the areas of early learning described in the frameworks;
  • contextualize, create, and apply pedagogical narrations within the context of the Early Learning Frameworks and communities; and,
  • create an exemplar through the processes of observation, recording, individual and collective interpretation (including those of families and community members) of ordinary moments.

  • Text and Materials:
  • MacNaughton, .G. Shaping early childhood learners, curriculum and concepts. Current edition. Berkshire, England. Open University Press.
  • Curtis. D., and Carter. M. The art of awareness how observation can transform your teaching. Red Leaf. Current edition. St Pauls, MN. Red Leaf Press.
  • Issued by the Early Learning Advisory Group. British Columbia early learning framework. Current edition. British Columbia. Co-published by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved October 31, 2012.