Teaching Toddlers at Home OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Course on Early Childhood Education by The Open University

Published Feb 22, 2009

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Analyze the effects that toddler-caregiver relationships have on childhood development in 'Teaching Toddlers at Home,' an OpenCourseWare from The Open University. This course details parent involvement in the intellectual and social growth of young children and the psychological and educational theories related to childhood development. This advanced undergraduate course would be useful for those pursuing education or psychology degrees and can be completed in about 20 hours.

Teaching Toddlers at Home: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes Yes Yes Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
No Yes No

Teaching Toddlers at Home: Course Description

Whether they're playing, talking or observing, toddlers are absorbing knowledge. Interaction with parents and caregivers can have a profound effect on childhood development. This course looks at how toddlers learn by talking and playing with the adults around them. Video observations of children in learning situations are used to analyze toddler interaction with adults and peers. Psychological and educational theories such as effective tuition (a method of teaching children that encourages them to master challenging tasks) are illustrated through the videos. The intended goal is to explain how appropriate instruction can guide children toward successful learning.

Study materials and related resources are available free online. If you are interested in taking this course, visit the teaching and learning at home course page.

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