Extension studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

15 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course supports skills
development in client work and co-workingship,
leadership and entrepreneurship.

The aim of the course is to provide competence
for early
education teacher for social workers.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is
to be able to
- demonstrate understanding of childhood from a
historical and contemporary perspective and
reflect on what a child's perspective means in
relation to this
- discuss childcare education and methods in
relation to goals that have been set.
- demonstrate knowledge of how to identify
children's socialpedagogycal needs and how to
support children's development and learning
through play together with others.
- reflects on how an approach where diversity
and gender are rooted in a child education
activity, taking into account an equality and
gender equality perspective.
- demonstrate the ability to plan, implement
evaluate a project in a day-to-day context on a
chosen topic.
- Understand the importance of working with the
parents, recognizing situations where the
can be stressed and professionally can discuss
and refer to the necessary support services.
- can reflect on how "project as method" and
results of the project can develop the field of
work and the students own knowledge.
- demonstrates the ability to discuss
alternative child pedagogical orientations
- understands the role and responsibility of
kindergarten teacher in the working group

Course contents

The law on early childhood education

UN?s Convention of Children?s rights

From kindergarten to early childhood education

Early support

Attachment theory, habituation to daycare

Cooperation with guardians

Early support to the families

The role of the bachelor of social science

Bullying prevention work

Group dynamics

Multi-professional collaboration, teachers,
caregivers, special teachers, counseling, speech
and occupational therapists

Different pedagogical approaches

The importance of play for the child's development
and learning

Learning environment


cultural and gender sensitivity

Prerequisites and co-requisites

The course is primarily intended for students
who pursue early education teacher degree.
should have completed at least 100 ECTS / 2
years of study within the social education
program in order to participate.

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the
following examinations:
Examination 1 ....
Examination 2.... etc.
(examinations include written examination tests,
demonstrations and presentations, reports and
produktions, essays, and also presence at
specified occasions)

The examinations contribute to the final grade as
follows: ...


Edgren Eva

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

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