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EQ103 - Foundations for Learning: The Early Years

  • Module code: EQ103
  • Module name: Foundations for Learning: The Early Years
  • Department: Centre for Education Studies
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

1. To consider the foundation for learning in every context by looking at questions such as: What motivates children to learn? How do they learn? What should they learn? 2. To critically consider what very young children (0-5 years) need in order to be able to engage with education and society and, become adults who contribute to that society. 3. To develop an understanding of developmental theory (prenatal and through the early years). 4.To interrogate key concepts that impact on a child's development and foundations for learning. 5. To identify and critically consider key intitiatives (UK and Internationally) that have attempted to improve outcomes for disadvantaged young children. 6. To study and reflect on the impact of research relating to early childhood education and care (for example, how policy and practice are affected)

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of this module students will: -be able to give a rationale as to why the early years are fundamental to future development and learning; -have considered what very young children need in order to be able to engage with education and society; -have developed an understanding of developmental theory (prenatal and through the early years); -be able to interrogate key concepts that impact on a child's development and foundations for learning; -be able to identify and critically consider key national and international intitiatives and research focused on improving life chances of young children; -have considered the interplay between research, initiatives, policy and practice relating to early childhood education and care.

Timetabled teaching activities

Two hours per week with mix of lectures and seminars, Autumn and Spring Terms

Departmental link

https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/ces/students/baeducationstudies/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: EQ103-15)
B (Examination only) Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 100%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Education Studies (X35B) - Year 1
Optional Core

N/A

Optional

N/A