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Preschoolers' and Early Learners' Education

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Course ID: 4101-1SPPWO Erasmus code / ISCED: (unknown) / (unknown)
Course title: Preschoolers' and Early Learners' Education Name in Polish: Pedagogika przedszkolna i wczesnoszkolna
Organizational unit: University College of English Language Teacher Education
Course groups:
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Type of course:

obligatory courses

Short description:

Course Preschoolers’ and Early Learners’ Education enables students to familiarize with educational and didactical rules, forms of organisation, methods and tools which make it possible to perform educational and care tasks at the first stage of child education.

Full description:

Contents of the course consider following specialist knowledge: theoretical basis of care and education of a child, cooperation with parents, diagnosis of child development at kindergarten and at early learners’ stage. Selection of the contents enables students to gain knowledge with respect to the new core curriculum in early learners’ education and to form attitudes and skills which enable students to correctly execute educational and care tasks, which include ones stimulating psychophysical and cognitive development of a child and to conduct selected, basic correcting-compensating classes in case of educational and/or care difficulties regarding a child.


Basic literature:

A. Klim-Klimaszewska: Pedagogika przedszkolna, Instytut Wydawniczy ERICA, Warszawa 2011.

D. Klus-Stańska, M. Szczepska-Pustkowska, Pedagogika wczesnoszkolna, Wyd. Łośgraf, Warszawa 2011.

Additional literature:

J. Bonar, A. Buła (eds.), Poznać. Zrozumieć. Doświadczyć. Teoretyczne podstawy praktycznego przygotowania nauczyciela wczesnej edukacji. Oficyna Wydawnicza IMPULS, Kraków 2011.

A. Klim-Klimaszewska, Witamy w przedszkolu. Wspomaganie procesu adaptacji dziecka do środowiska przedszkolnego, Instytut Wydawniczy ERICA, Warszawa 2009.

Janiszewska B., Ocena dojrzałości szkolnej, Wydawnictwo Seventh Sea, Warszawa 2008.

Łobocki M., W poszukiwaniu skutecznych form wychowania, WSiP, Warszawa, 1990 (and newer)

Learning outcomes:



K_W01 has general knowledge about child nurture, knows, what preschoolers’ and early learners’ education deals with H1P_W01

K_W02 knows basic classifications of educational and didactical processes regarding childhood and early learners’ stage and rules controlling these processes H1P_W02

K_W03 knows most important traditional and contemporary pedagogical trends and systems with special concern given to preschool stage and early learners, understands their historical and cultural determinants H1P_W03

K_W04 properly defines basic terms from the field of early education H1P_W06

K_W05 knows what are the differences regarding methods of care and didactical work at preschool and early learners’ stage and knows what they stem from H1P_W07



K_U01 can use basic theoretical frameworks in order to analyse, diagnose and predict the trajectory of educational processes and to analyse strategies of practical actions regarding various contexts of preschool and early learners’ teacher’s work H1P_U01

K_U02 can describe and characterise cognitive, emotional and social processes regarding a child at early education stage H1P_U02; H1A_U01; H1A_U03; H1A_U10

K_U03 can apply gained knowledge in practical, everyday action H1P_U03

K_U04 Can analyse and design own educational actions H1P_U04

K_U05 uses professional language, can use psychological terms in professional situations H1P_U06

K_U06 can prepare a basic diagnosis of developmental situation of a child and design reparative actions using professional pedagogical knowledge H1P_U07



K_K01 has conviction about the sense, value and need of undertaking psychological actions in school and out-of-school environment; is ready to take on professional challenges; displays activity and shows tenacity in realising individual and group professional actions linked to teaching practice H1P_K01

K_K02 has conviction about the importance of professional behaviour, reflects on ethical topics and abides by the provisions of teaching practice ethics H1P_K02

K_K03 acknowledges the significance of educational sciences for maintenance and development of bonds in social environments and relates gained knowledge to designing practical actions H1P_K03

K_K04 is aware of the level of their knowledge and skills, understands the need for lifelong learning and personal development, is able to make a self-assessment of competences and improves skills, as well as determines directions of own development and education H1P_K04

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

Attendance obligatory (two absences acceptable, extra absences have to be justified) – 20%

Written final test – 40%

Written assignment – assessment of school readiness of a child – 40%

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