As an Early Childhood Studies student you will be encouraged to take a more critical view of the theories, research and approaches used in the Early Childhood Studies discipline.
As a Single Honours or a Combined Honours student you will have a variety of learning and teaching experiences, including: attending lectures, seminars, workshops, have personalised tutorials, or work independently, alone or as a member of your learning group. You will have access to readings, lecture materials and other support via the University’s Virtual Learning Environment. You will be encouraged to take responsibility for your own learning and to develop a range of graduate skills through the process of responding to feedback from tutors, peers and in other placement contexts.
As a Blended Learning (ECS Online) student you will access all of your learning materials via the University’s Virtual Learning Environment and you may have the opportunity to attend residential events which may include lectures, seminars, workshops, have personalised tutorials, work independently, alone or as a member of your learning group. For each module you will access a Study Guide which will lead you through the content. This will give you a suggested pattern of study for the module; signpost you to readings, audio visual material on the Virtual Learning Environment, PowerPoint presentations, and highlight activities for you to engage with in order to understand the content.
You will have access to a range of learning technology tools to support your learning and interaction with tutors and other students. Access to the University library will be through the e-library, here you will be able to access e-journals and e-books and other useful resources to support your studies.
Each module will have a module leader who will be your main contact for you. There will also be a Blended Learning Co-ordinator who will have responsibility for this pathway and will support students and liaise with the Programme Director. As a CCCU student you will have access to the full range of services offered by the University, including i-zone and Student Support Services, which supports students academically and personally.
You will be a member of an online learning community and the wider Early Childhood Studies community of students studying at three campuses in Kent, UK.