ED 307A Lab STEAM 2 Design Thinking and Problem-Based Learning (Birth to 5 years)
This field-based course is required in conjunction with the undergraduate course ED307A. which provides a foundation in content and methodology for the teaching of STEAM in early childhood education (birth through Kindergarten). For this course, students will complete their field work within their place of employment, and works towards meeting course-based and field-based competencies as they apply their theoretical understanding and best teaching practices in teaching young children. Through intentional participatory observations in working with children and a classroom teacher, planning and implementing lessons, and reflecting on the experiences, students will come to further enhance their craft of teaching young children. In addition, students will be required to attend a virtual (but synchronous) field seminar to further support their learning in their fieldwork. This virtual seminar will use The Early Childhood Professional Learning Community Model, which provides a collaborative environment to extend and enhance the discussion of important issues with students regarding teaching, learning, and assessing.