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KASMULTI2C Practical Observation and Reflection of ECEC 6 op
Organised by
Degree Programme in Educational Studies

Learning outcomes

The course
- gives a picture of ECEC practices
- brings together the theory and the practice of early childhood education in the work of a teacher
- contributes to a better understanding of the quality of early education
- helps to understand the approach to see the children as unique individuals and a part of the ECEC-system


Modes of study: Observation, written tasks, report

Observation: Student will observe early education according to a schedule in all of 30 hours.

Written tasks: Student writes a learning diary on every observation session. The arising questions will be discussed with the teacher in charge.

Report: In the end students will compose a scientific report (10 pages) on the ground of the learning diaries and literature. The report should include also a personal contribution and cross-cultural comparison between the daycare practices and quality issues in Finland and in one?s own country.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Observation, written tasks, report  Participation in course work 
In Finnish

Instructions for the learning diary:

Learning diary is a short written text (1-2 pages of each observation session, for example) introducing the main arguments and other important points of the lecture. The written text is processed through student?s own remarks and interpretations. Therefore the learning diary reflects student?s individual thinking of the observed learning situation, and thus is the result of a "dialogue" between student?s pre-knowledge and new information. Student should tell how his/her existing knowledge has changed due to the observed teaching session.

Instructions for the essay (based on the learning diary)

Essay on observation should be 10-15 pages long text written in a free form. In the essay the student tells about his/her experiences during the observation. It is expected that the essay contains a description of the observed system (with references, such as books, articles and other information available e.g. Internet) and that the student reflects what he/she has learnt during the time of the observation.


Numeric 1-5.

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