Georgian College - Course Outline


Term: Winter 2019

Subject Code:
Course Number:
PLA Applicable:
Course Name:
Experiences in Language Arts
Grade Mode:
Post Secondary

Two way equivalent(s):

ECED 1001 - Language Arts
ECED 1037 - Language Arts (ODE)

Students are advised to retain course outlines for future use in support of applications for employment or transfer of credits

Course Description:

In this course, students are provided with both the theory and practical skills to promote the value of early literacy, through play experiences. The foundational knowledge of language development is discussed and reinforced as a key principle for choosing age-appropriate literature and experiences for children from birth to eight years of age. Students explore and practice the skills to promote the link between drama and literacy, as well as demonstrate their own story-telling abilities.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Identify the importance of literacy reflected in four areas: listening, speaking, writing and reading.
2. Locate, examine and apply anti-biased curriculum planning resources to meet the individual and group needs of children.
3. Plan, implement and adapt age and developmentally appropriate language and drama activities
4. Demonstrate the role of the teacher in enhancing children's emerging skills and interests.

Course Content:

Language development milestones birth to 8 years in areas:
Best practice for supporting children's development
listening, speaking, writing, and reading
Appropriate anit-bias materials and equipment to support
Plan, demonstrate, evaluate and adapt developmentally
appropriate literacy activities
Role of the teacher in supporting children's development,
individually and in groups
Curriculum development in all areas of language


Tests/examinations/assignments must be written/submitted at the time specified. Requests for adjustments to that schedule must be made before the test/exam/assignment date to the faculty member. Failure to do so will result in a mark of “0”, unless an illness/emergency can be proven with appropriate documentation at no cost to the College.

The passing grade for all courses is 50%, or letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) unless otherwise noted below. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester of a program is 60% and is a requirement to graduate.

Projects 75% Tests/Exams 25%


A student at Georgian College can appeal the following:

  1. a mark on the assignment, test, examination or practical experience;
  2. a final mark for a course or co-op work term;
  3. missing or incorrect assessment information on a grade report and/or transcript

A student cannot appeal a decision regarding whether or not a PLA or Exemption is available for an individual course, nor the method of challenge used.

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