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Early Childhood Studies

Anglia Ruskin University
En Cambridge (Inglaterra)

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cambridge (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    6 Years

Develop theoretical and conceptual knowledge of early childhood and the process of their construction. Develop an understanding of the contextual nature of early childhood and its relevance for practice and service provision. Facilitate enquiry-based approaches to learning using a range of different aproaches to learning. Explore cross-cultural perspectives to develop an understanding of diversity and its contribution to the study of early childhood. Develop your engagement with lifelong learning which is reflected in the generic learning outcomes of the University.
Suitable for: Anyone wishing to work in an Early Years setting

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Requisitos: Non-Academic Conditions: CRB Checks required GCSE(s) Required: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English


Dónde se imparte y en qué fechas

Inicio Ubicación
01 octubre 2016
01 octubre 2016
01 octubre 2016
Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire , Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Early Years
IT Development

Programa académico

Course overview

The Early Childhood Studies degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills to enable you to take up a range of roles within an Early Years environment and act as a positive influence in the lives of young children. Created in response to developments in research and government policy, this course draws on a number of disciplines to produce graduates who can facilitate and support the well-being of young children.

As you progress towards graduation you will gain a more focused view of Early Childhood Studies. You will have the opportunity to examine within group seminars, discussion and workshop sessions an understanding, and through the use of a range of techniques, communicate your ideas in a variety of media with due sensitivity to the intended audience. The use of different methods of presentation will encourage you to work with others more effectively and constructively. These skills will be honed throughout the course as you develop greater autonomy as a learner. As you approach graduation you will have a deepened understanding of pedagogy which will inform your own focus for your chosen career path on graduation.

Core modules

  • Research 1: An Introduction
  • Specialist Key Issues: An Introduction
  • Understanding Learning
  • Human Development
  • Early Childhood Pedagogy and Play
  • Child Observation: Understanding Children's Learning and Development in Context
  • International and Comparative Perspectives in Education
  • Research 2: Developing Understanding
  • Exploring the Curriculum
  • The Emergent Professional
  • Risk and Resilience in Children and Young People
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Children's Rights: National and International Contexts
  • Inclusive Practice in Early Childhood
  • Early Years Settings: Issues and Contexts
  • Undergraduate Major Project

Optional modules

  • Sociology of Childhood
  • Aspects of Health, Well-being and Lifestyle
  • Outdoor Play Experiences
  • Anglia Language Scheme
  • Education Abroad: A Personal Experience
  • Creative Arts and Pedagogy
  • Working with Young Children and Families
  • Special Needs in Education
  • Independent Learning Module
  • Work-based Learning 1
  • Diet, Exercise and Development
  • Extending Outdoor Play
  • Work-based Learning 1
  • Promotion of Lifelong Health and Well-being
  • Special Study
  • Independent Learning Module
  • Leadership and Management in Early Years


A variety of forms of assessment will be used to enable students to link evidence from a range of sources including: written assignments including essays; visual and oral presentations; poster presentation and commentary; use of reflective journal; case study analysis; child observations; and participation in web-based discourse.


4-6 years, part-time.

Teaching times

  • Mon 9.00-6.00pm
  • Tues 9.00-6.00pm
  • Wed 9.00-6.00pm

Teaching times for guidance only and subject to change.

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Career opportunities: Associated careers: This degree will provide an excellent foundation and will be good preparation for further study and/or work-based training. Links with industry and professional recognition: The design of this course has been informed by the national Early Years Professional Status requirement.