The course introduces the concept of new literacies in the 21st century as an evolving social phenomena and shared cultural practices across learning areas. The 21st century literacies shall include (a) globalization and multi-cultural literacy, (b) social literacy, (c) media literacy, (d) financial literacy, (e) cyber literacy/digital literacy, (f) eco-literacy, (g) arts and creativity literacy, and (h) critical literacy.
Field based-interdisciplinary exploration and research-based teaching strategies shall be used in this course. Finally, through this course, learners are expected to engage in meaningful learning and reflective practices.
Technology in Teaching and Learning 2 - Utilization of Instructional Technology in Early Childhood Education
This course is an introduction to the utilization of instructional technology and the application and integration of technology-based resources in the early childhood curriculum.
This three-unit course deals with an understanding of basic knowledge and principles in research in early childhood education. It introduces appropriate research designs and methodologies, provides exercises that develop critical and intuitive thinking and allows students to explore the answers to questions and issues relevant to teaching and learning in early childhood settings. The end goal of the course is to generate an individual or group research proposal.