Welcome! We’re so glad you have joined us for this new course on infant and toddler pedagogy, which starts on Monday May 8 with a welcome webinar, which you will be invited to in advance.
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About this course
This course unpacks the science behind early learning and development, and its implications for practice. It explores proven pedagogical strategies for engaging effectively with infants and toddlers, and supports you to apply these practices and strategies in your own setting.
The learning objectives of the course are to:
- understand the science behind early learning, and how this translates into principles for practice
- increase understanding of practices for quality relationships, interactions and caregiving for infants and toddlers
- increase knowledge of practices for supporting play, language and movement
- develop knowledge of appropriate pedagogical techniques for observing, learning about and developing a relationship with an individual child and their family
Organised across eight parts, the course will cover the principles of effective pedagogy with infants and toddlers, responsive relationships, caregiving, play, movement, communication, and relationships with families and other teachers.
The course consists of the following elements:
- Videos to watch and readings to introduce key ideas.
- Questions for reflection, to help you engage as much as possible with the course content. Some of these might be personal, written reflections that you complete on your own, and others will invite you to find a colleague at work with whom to engage in professional discussion, using our reflective questions as a prompt.
- Activities, such as evaluating and writing learning stories, so you can apply what you are learning about assessment and intentional teaching.
- Online discussion boards in which you can share some of your experiences, thoughts and reflections. Participation in the online forum is optional, but we hope you’ll benefit from hearing each other’s ideas. You will be able to see the forums for each part in the sidebar.
In the last section of the course, we will ask you to provide feedback on your experience. As you go through the course, please note any issues or mistakes, and include those in your feedback to help us to refine the course experience. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Accessing the course
The easiest way to access the course is from your Dashboard, shown above, by clicking on the course title. Each time you return to the course, you can pick up where you left off.
Please note: to complete the course and earn your certificate, you MUST click the Mark complete button when you finish each part of the course. Completed parts are shown in the sidebar with blue ticks. If parts do not have a blue tick beside them, you need to go back and click Mark complete at the bottom of the page.
To access your Dashboard at any time, either choose Log in next to The Education Hub logo at the top of the website, or click on your username in the same location, if you are already logged in. If you have more than one email address, please ensure you log into the course with the email address you used to register.
Please note that the course is designed to be completed on a laptop, desktop computer or tablet, and is not optimised for use on a mobile phone. If you have any technical issues, please email us.
We look forward to working with you. If you’re enrolled, you can get started with Part 1 on Monday May 8.