Supporting Indigenous Infants and Young Children within the Context of Their Communities

ECED 442 (3.0) Online – Course Outline

EVALUATION

Assignment 1: Postings
Assignment 2: Journals
Assignment 3: Self-Location Paper and Indigenous intersections
Assignment 4: Plan of care for an Aboriginal child in your child care centre/Kindergarten

DESCRIPTION

As this online course is situated on Coast Salish lands, the course will focus primarily on people, traditions and ways of knowing related to the BC First Nations and the Métis.

OBJECTIVES

Students will be asked to discuss, share, process and analyse their learning through activities such as reading, listening to podcasts, watching films, keeping journals, writing assignments, completing short quizzes, and creating a childhood portfolio related to their own life.

This online course will provide early childhood development professionals with an introductory view of perspectives related to Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) families in Canada, particularly in British Columbia.  Students will explore:  Indigenous perspectives of childhood and lifespan development; Indigenous communities and colonial history; and the importance of culture and identity for the well-being of Indigenous children. As part of this course, students will:

  • Learn about the languages and tribal groups in British Columbia.
  • Learn about the importance of land and territory in relation to identity.
  • Gain more understanding of the history of residential school and the negative history of child welfare for Indigenous families.
  • Explore Indigenous worldview, perspectives on child and lifespan development and the roles of children in relation to their family.
  • Study Indigenous approaches to “home visiting”, developmental and needs assessment and family support.
  • Explore ways of understanding special needs and supporting children who are differently-abled and their families.
  • Recognize the importance of ceremony and celebration in the lives of First Nations, Métis and Inuit families.

OUTLINE

UNIT TOPIC
1 An Introduction to ECED 425 and Indigenous British Columbia
2 A History of Colonialism in Canada
3 Indigenous Worldview and Learning
4 Indigenous Families and the Life Cycle
5 Identity for Indigenous Children
6 Home Visiting and Assessing Child, Family, Parental Relational Needs
7 Practice Skills
8 Working with Children with Special Needs
9 Ceremony and Celebration

REQUIRED COURSE MATERIAL

Call the UBC Bookstore to order: 604-822-2665, or toll-free in North America: 1-800-661-3889

Order online: http://shop.bookstore.ubc.ca/courselistbuilder.aspx

  • Maracle, Lee. Celia’s Song. Cormorant Books, 2014. ISBN: 9781770864160

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

This is an online course. Students are required to have a computer, access to the Internet, and a Campus Wide Login ID and password to access the course website.

LIBRARY RESOURCES: Connect From Home

Your EZproxy connection will allow you to access library resources from your computer on or off campus. For more information, go to http://services.library.ubc.ca/off-campus-access/connect-from-home/

MORE INFORMATION

Telephone: 604-822-2013, or toll-free in North America: 1-888-492-1122
Email: pro-d.educ@ubc.ca


Latest Revision on: March 22, 2017