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Exploring perspectives on young chilndren's lives and learning, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 9 months
    Duration
This Exploring perspectives on young chilndren's lives and learning module from The Open University UK is appropriate for anyone with an interest in the lives and learning of young children including current early childhood practitioners who want to develop their knowledge and understanding in preparation for professional roles linked to careers in education, health and social care.
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Overview

You'll begin by exploring: how children learn; the importance of play; children’s rights; and their physical and emotional well-being. You then move on to consider how children’s learning experiences can be supported by provision such as pre-schools, nurseries or child-minders.

This is a key introductory module that will help you acquire key skills to support your further study in the field of early childhood.

What you will study

This Exploring perspectives on young chilndren's lives and learning module from The Open University UK is appropriate for anyone with an interest in the lives and learning of young children including current early childhood practitioners who want to develop their knowledge and understanding for professional roles linked to careers in education, health and social care.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 9 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

The module is divided into three blocks of study:
  • Block 1: Starting with the child
In this block you develop your knowledge and understanding of children’s learning, development, emotional well-being, play and fundamental rights. 
  • Block 2: Responding to the child
In this block you consider how we as adults can build learning relationships with children. How can we ensure they are listened to and involved? How can we observe, guide and plan to ensure that learning is a rich and meaningful experience for them? How can we create environments that encourage exploration and discovery and which can include all children? 
  • Block 3: Making provision for early childhood
In this block you explore how policy and practice can have an impact on children’s experiences. You will think about how children’s learning experiences are supported by provision such as pre-schools, nurseries and child-minders as well as local and national policies. 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • You must be aged 18 or over.
  • There are no formal academic or experiential requirements to study this module.
  • However, it’s essential you have an interest in young children’s lives and learning. It would also be beneficial for you to arrange access to an early childhood setting1 if you’re not already working or volunteering in such a setting. We recommend you visit a setting1 weekly/fortnightly.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3096 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3096 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3096 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3096 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
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