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FOUNDATIONS OF ECEC STEM

About the Course

Course Name: Foundations of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) STEM
Study time: approximately 2-4 weeks
Mode: Webinar by Pedagogy Experts from Helsinki + Self Study + Peer Assignments
Cost: 16,700/- INR

The training is developed and designed by University of Helsinki Centre for Continuing Education HY+
Academic Specialist Dr Jenni Vartiainen and Adjunct Professor Jonna Kangas

The course teaches the participants through inquiry-based learning on how to teach STEM subjects to early learners, and how to teach children of different ages and different learning levels in the same classroom.


Jonna Kangas, Adjunct Professor in Early Childhood Education

“It is extremely important to start teaching science already in early childhood education. Children have a huge natural urge and ability to explore and wonder at the phenomena of the surrounding world. It is useful to encourage this inclination, so that the curious and searching nature of learning will last for a lifetime. In the new online programme, we concentrate on supporting this natural enthusiasm and empowering children as active and participative builders of knowledge.”

− Dr. Jenni Vartiainen, The University of Helsinki

Course Design

The course is designed in a way that the participant does not have to have a prior knowledge of the content of STEM subjects, but the course teaches the basics to the teacher while guiding him/her through lesson planning, teaching and assessing.
 
At the completion of the course, the participant had learned the foundations of ECEC STEM:
Engage – Defining STEM in the context of early learning and education
Explore – Including STEM and science in classroom practices
Execute – Tips and tools for effective classroom activities
Elaborate – Discuss and reflect on your learning and learn from others
Evaluate – Make a playful questionnaire and check your awareness of STEM

By learning the five Es participant:

  • Understands the importance of early STEM education 
  • Has a positive attitude and competence towards teaching STEM to young children
  • Has learned to use the learning by doing approach in teaching
  • Has practiced and designed effective and fun learning activities in STEM

Audience

Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers
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