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Introduction to Childhood Education

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Introduction to Childhood Education
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Childhood Education, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: PdK-201
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V+4PS (6 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Oral examination (MP): benotet (N)

[updated 01.10.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

PdK-201 (P322-0155) Childhood Education, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 2, mandatory course
PdK-201 (P322-0155) Childhood Education, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 2, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
90 class hours (= 67.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 270 hours (equivalent to 9 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 202.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Charis Förster
Prof. Dr. Iris Ruppin

[updated 12.09.2018]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully compelting this course, students will have specialized themselves in basic topics of childhood education and will be able to recognize and evaluate current social challenges.
They will understand historical developments in institutional education, upbringing and care and will be able to transfer them to the current situation.
They will be familiar with theories on education, upbringing and socialization and can integrate their relevance into current practical concepts.
They will have an overview of national and international educational plans and can derive foundations for specific concepts and alternative actions in pedagogical work.
Students will also be able to critically evaluate different concepts of action in the context of ethical issues and recognize them as the basis for professional action.
They will be familiar with the institutional structure of early childhood education and care and can identify challenges in this context.
They will also be able to derive and evaluate conclusions for the design of pedagogical interactions.
Students will acquire specific knowledge on selected topics in childhood education.
For example, they will acquire systematic knowledge in the context of educational play, media pedagogy, movement and sex education and will be able to transfer this knowledge to the individual learning processes of a child.

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Module content:
History of institutional education, education and care, theories of education, upbringing and socialization, national and international educational plans and concepts, educational play, overview of childhood educational institutions and fields of work, childhood in cultural comparison

[updated 01.10.2020]
Teaching methods/Media:
-Work in small groups
-Independent study

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Recommended or required reading:
Recommended literature will be announced at the beginning of the course.

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