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.
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Programme StructureThe module is divided into three blocks of study:
- Block 1: Starting with the child
- Block 2: Responding to the child
- Block 3: Making provision for early childhood
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- 9 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesEducational Psychology Early Childhood Education View 43 other Short Courses in Educational Psychology in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- 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.
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.