Courses provided by the Department of Pre-primary and Primary Pedagogy

Young Children’s Worlds


Philip Selbie M.A.


5 credits

Online Teaching Materials (Moodle)


Type: Practicals
Repetition: Every week
Schedule: Wednesday 9:50 (1,5h)

Introduction to the Module on Zoom

Join the first Zoom meeting for the module at 09.50 on Wednesday 24 February below:

Meeting ID: 952 1240 8939

Passcode: 189244


Young children learn in different ways and in many different places.  The focus of this course is to encourage students to consider how teachers support young children’s holistic development as a foundation for effective early learning.

At the same time students will be encouraged to reflect upon their own professional practice and consider how they can be more aware of young children’s worlds and their important role in early childhood education and care (ECEC).  Students will also be introduced to some of the historical pioneers and theories of early learning as well as encouraged to understand how the past can inform teaching young children today and in the future


  • Young Children’s Learning and their Worlds

  • Reflective Practice and Teaching Young Children

  • Young Children’s Learning and Play

  • Observing Young Children Learning

  • Young Children’s Learning and Relationships

  • Historical Pioneers of Young Children’s Learning

  • Young Children Learning and Schemas

  • Young Children’s Learning and Stories

  • Young Children’s Learning and the Future

Course completion requirements

  1. Attendance and active participation in timetabled sessions

  2. Assessed Task 01 – Written Child Observation (40%)

  3. Assessed Task 02 – Written Essay (60%)