Singapore University of Social Sciences

Multicultural Education and Bilingual Education (多元文化教育与双语教育)

Multicultural Education and Bilingual Education (多元文化教育与双语教育) (ECL205)

Synopsis

ECL205 Multicultural Education and Bilingual Education is a basic and core course of the Preschool Education major. This course is designed to help students understand the basic concepts and theoretical foundations of multicultural education, explore the issues of race, gender, class, and anti-discrimination education in multicultural education. In addition students will learn about Singapore’s multicultural education based on its multicultural background. Through the understanding of multicultural curriculum and teaching activity design, combined with Singapore's language diversity and bilingual education, students will be equipped to apply the teaching and practice of multicultural education and bilingual education in Singapore kindergartens.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July
E-Learning: - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus. To be confirmed

Topics

  • Basic concepts of multicultural education
  • Theoretical basis of multicultural education
  • Singapore's multicultural background
  • The cross-cultural adaptation and multicultural education context in Singapore
  • Race, gender, class, and multicultural education
  • Anti-discrimination education and anti-prejudice curriculum
  • The orientation of multicultural curriculum reform
  • Curriculum and teaching activity design for children's multicultural education
  • Singapore language education policy and bilingual education in kindergartens
  • Singapore's pre-school bilingual education framework and teaching guide
  • Implementation and evaluation of preschool Chinese teaching in Singapore
  • Practical application of multicultural education in kindergartens in Singapore

Learning Outcome

  • 说明多元文化教育的基本概念与理论基础 (Interpret the basic concepts and theoretical foundations of multicultural education)
  • 探讨新加坡多元文化的背景与整体脉络 (Discuss Singapore’s multicultural background and its overall context)
  • 分析多元文化教育议题与课程统整 (Analyse multicultural education issues and curriculum integration)
  • 例举幼儿多元文化教育课程与教学活动设计 (Illustrate early childhood multicultural education curriculum and teaching activity design)
  • 辨别新加坡语言多样性与幼儿园中的双语教育 (Distinguish Singapore’s linguistic diversity and bilingual education in kindergartens)
  • 应用多元文化教育与双语教育教学理论与实务于学前教育 (Apply multicultural education and bilingual education theory and practice to preschool)
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