EC506 : Social Competence in Early Childhood

In this course, you are introduced to the concept of social competence in early childhood and explore the key foundations for social development and learning. The effective teaching strategies that support and promote the emerging social skills and prosocial behaviour in infants, toddlers and young children are also considered. An important concept of including all children underpins the content of this course by suggesting best teaching practices and approaches in order to meet the diversity of children’s needs and encourage collaborative relationships and partnerships with families/whānau.