Course Description

This course represents a culmination of the concepts, images, theory, history and information shared in the first four courses. It looks to help you make the connection between pedagogy and curriculum as you plan and program for children's play-based learning experiences.

Dr. Diane Kashin, RECE

Diane Kashin

Diane is a registered early childhood educator in the province of Ontario. She has taught early childhood education at both the degree and the diploma level and is now retired from teaching. Diane presents workshops and keynote addresses in Ontario, across Canada and internationally. During the time of COVID, Diane has been writing online content and presenting webinars. Diane’s doctoral thesis: The Impact of Emergent Curriculum can be accessed here. She has also co-written three ECE textbooks: Empowering Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education (2016) Playing and Learning in Early Childhood Education (2019) Outdoor and Nature Play in Early Childhood Education (2019) with Dr. Beverlie Dietze. Diane has visited the pre-primary schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy during three study tours in 2006, 2011 and 2018. Diane writes a blog to support professional learning in early childhood education: Technology Rich Inquiry Based Research. You can also find Diane on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Introduction

    • Welcome to the Course

    • Intentions

    • Philosophical Foundations

    • Discussion Forum One: How Do You Apply Theory to Practice?

  • 2

    Negotiating Curriculum

    • Emergent Curriculum

    • Emergent Curriculum Presentation

    • Progettazione

    • Representations and Defamilarization

    • The Programming Cycle

    • Discussion Forum Two: How Will You Determine Interests Worth of Further Investigation?

  • 3

    Reflection

    • Thoughts on Invitations and Provocations

    • Resources to Support Reflection