ECE315 Week 1 Your Curriculum Philosophy: Building a Foundation

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ECE315 Week 1 Your Curriculum Philosophy: Building a Foundation


Week 1 – Journal

Your Curriculum Philosophy: Building a Foundation

In order to effectively choose a curriculum approach, you must have the knowledge base regarding curricular approaches, an understanding of your own core beliefs about children, and your image of yourself as a professional. Much of how you approach choices related to curriculum relates to the assumptions and internalized values you bring to your particular school or center (Jaruszewicz, 2013, section 2.4). An important step in this process is connecting what you know about curriculum approaches and how this information fits into your core beliefs. As Jaruszewicz (2013) posits, excellent teachers and caregivers are “reflective” and purposefully think about the curriculum decisions they make and their teaching practices (section 1.5). This journal is a start in that reflective process.

To prepare for this journal:

  • Please refer to the Week One Guidance for further tips and examples that will support your success on this journal.

In your journal,

Suggested Journal Length:

  • One to two double-spaced pages (not including title and reference pages).

Research and Resource Expectations:

Writing and Formatting Expectations:

Next Steps: Review and Submit the Assignment

  • Review your assignment with the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) to ensure you have achieved the distinguished levels of performance for each criterion and submit in Waypoint for evaluation no later than Day 7.