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Welcome to Department of Education & Child Care.

I. Discipline of Education and Child Care

The course of Education and Child Care of the FAC is conducted by the department of Education & Child Care of three years and four years duration with two semesters per
year. Students who are interested in reading four year degree in Education & Child Care will follow a course with two other core courses of their choice (for example; Education, Geography, and Economics whereas Geography and Economics are the core subjects of choice) in the 1st, 2ndand 3rdyear of study programme.

The B.Ed four year degree in Education & Child Care prepares graduates for careers in schools, child care centers, coaching, human service professions, corporate training and
other areas. At the department of Education & Child Care, degree with additional coursework, leads to a license to teach secondary education in Sri Lanka. It also prepares
students to specialize in early childhood growth and development.

Objectives

  • To Know the subject matter areas and create meaningful learning experiences based on this knowledge.
  • To understanding of each student’s cognitive, social, physical, and emotional development and to create learning opportunities that support the student is academic development.
  • To demonstrate pedagogical knowledge and skills and use this expertise to encourage each student to develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • To enable to create a classroom environment that facilitates learning and a climate that encourages fairness, positive social interactions, active learning, and self-motivation.
  • To demonstrate effective verbal, nonverbal, written, technological, and media communication skills to support and enhance student learning
  • To demonstrate an understanding of the role of assessment and the use of formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate student learning
  • To Evaluate the skills necessary for self-reflection and use this knowledge to analyze past experiences and pursue professional development opportunities
  • To demonstrate the ability to collaborate with students, candidates, parents, community members, and professional colleagues in order to support student learning and development

Intended Learning Outcomes

After completion of the course in Education & Child Care, students will be able to :

  • identify childhood as a unique and valuable state of the human life cycle
  • explain the quality of children’s lives in the present, not just as preparation for the future
  • demonstrate with children with knowledge of child development and learning
  • discuss and support the close ties between the child and family
  • recognize that children are best understood in the context of family, culture, and society
  • respect the dignity, worth, and individuality of each individual (child, family member, and colleague)
  • combine children and adults achieve their full potential in the context of relationships based on trust, respect, and positive regard.


II. Discipline of Pre- School & Primary Education Honours Degree Courses

The PED degree programme in Pre- School & Primary Education of the FAC is conducted by the department of Education & Child Care for four year duration with two semesters per year. The PED four year degree in Pre- School & Primary prepares graduates for careers in primary schools, child care centers, coaching, human service professions, corporate training and other areas. At the department of Education & Child Care, degree with additional coursework, leads to a license to teach primary education in Sri Lanka. It also prepares students to specialize in early childhood growth and development.

Objectives

  • To Know of the subject matter areas and create meaningful learning experiences based on this knowledge.
  • To understanding of each student’s cognitive, social, physical, and emotional development and to create learning opportunities that support the pre-school student is development.
  • To promote to develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • To encourage fairness, positive social interactions, active learning, and selfmotivation.
  • To explain the formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate student learning
  • To demonstrate the ability to collaborate with students, candidates, parents, community members, and professional colleagues in order to support stdent learning and development.

Intended Learning Outcomes

After completion of the course in Pre- School & Primary Education, students will be able to :

  • perform and appreciating childhood as a unique and valuable state of the human life cycle,
  • examin with children with knowledge of child development and learning,
  • appreciate and support the close ties between the child and family,
  • recognize that children are best understood in the context of family, culture, and society,
  • respect the dignity, worth, and individuality of each individual (child, family member, and colleague),
  • help children and adults achieve their full potential in the context of relationships based on trust, respect, and positive regard
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