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Early Childhood Education focusing on Science and Education for Sustainability

This course provides theories on children’s learning in science. It covers concepts and theories relating to science phenomena and sustainable development.

Information for admitted students Spring 2021

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on wether you have to reply to your offer or not.
universityadmissions.se

 

Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.

IMPORTANT

Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

Information from the department - courses

Welcome to study with us at the Department of Child and Youth Studies.

Female student at the library. Photo: Gabby Baldrocco/ Mostphotos.

Please note that our courses with English as the language of instruction are offered for three different groups of students:

Please make sure to read the instructions that are relevant for your student group.

Information for exchange students

In December you will get an email with more information about the course(s) that you have chosen at the Department of Child and Youth Studies. If you have chosen courses at other departments as well, these departments will contact you with more information regarding their course(s).

When you arrive in Stockholm you will need to activate your university account and order the university card.

How to activate your university account and order your university card

If you study from your home country due to covid-19 there is also an option for distance students. If this is applicable please email the course administrator and you will get a code to activate the university account before the course start.

Exchange students will be registered for their courses by the department and do not need to register online.

For students from the program in Early Childhood Education studying the english version of the third semester

In December you will get an email with more information about the English version of the third semester of the program in Early Childhood Education.

The courses are:

  • UB313F - Early Childhood Education focusing on Science and Education for Sustainability,
  • UB34VY - VFU III and
  • UB314F - Early Childhood Education focusing on Mathematics and Technology.

Please register according to the deadline and instructions in the email. In the email you will also find more information regarding the prerequisites for the courses.

Information for students who applied for the course through university admissions or antagning.se

First notification of selection results: December 10th you will get admission results from university admissions (antagning.se). To keep your offered place you need to reply yes via university admissions at the latest December 16th.

Second notification of selections results: December 21st you will get the second admissions results from university admissions (no reply required).

After the second notification of selection results from university admissions the department will send you a welcome letter to the e-mail address that you have used for university admissions.

Please take time to read the information in the email for specific information regarding your course.
The most important general information is summarized below.

Mandatory online registration for the course

In order to keep your offered place for the course you need to register online during the registration period 4-11 January. If you do not register in time, you will lose your place.

Please follow the instructions below:

Activate your university account
In order to register you need to have a university account. From December 28th you can activate your university account

Register online during the registration period 4-11 January.

  1. Go to www.student.ladok.se
  2. Log in using your university account.
  3. Go to the tab/headline current education.
  4. Under upcoming you will see the courses you can register for. Click the button Register for the course you want to register for.
  5. Approve the registration by clicking "Register me".

Please note!

If you have any trouble with registration please email the course administrator before the end of the registration period for help with the registration. You can find contact information for the course administrator below.

Students on the waiting list

If you are placed on the waiting list after the first notification of selection results, you must reply yes to your place on the waiting list on university admissions at the latest December 16th. Please note that being on the waiting list does not guarantee you a place for the course.

If you are placed on the waiting list after the second notification of selection results or after sending in a late application you only need to reply yes to the department if you are offered a place.

If there are places left for a course after the registration period the course administrator will contact students on the waiting list. Students on the waiting list may be contacted until the course starts.

If we can offer you a place for the course you will be contacted by email. We will use the email address that you have used on university admissions. In the email you will be given a deadline for when you need to reply yes in order to keep the offered place.

If you are on the waiting list please make sure to check your email account regularly.

For students that have been conditionally admitted.

If your status is “conditionally admitted” on the notification of selection results from University Admissions, please read the information through the link below.
Eligibility and instructions for what you need to do to change your status from “conditionally admitted” to “admitted”

 

Welcome activities

Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

su.se/welcomeactivities 


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Stockholm University's main campus is in the Frescati area, north of the city centre. While most of our departments and offices are located here, there are also campus areas in other parts of the city.

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Children´s hands in a circle holding plants
Photo: Mostphotos/Yana Tatevosian

The course has an exploratory, project-oriented approach. Pedagogical documentation is used as a tool for recording children’s questions and actions, and for planning, analysing, and evaluating teaching activities related to the topics of the course. The significance of the teaching environment and material for children’s exploration is at focus and aesthetic forms of expression are used to understand, communicate and create knowledge.

The course is offered for international exchange students, students from the Program in Early Childhood Education as well as students who have applied for the course as a free standing (single subject) course.

Information about adapted teaching forms due to Covid-19

Please note that the teaching forms for this course will be adapted due to the situation with the corona virus. Read more here:

Adapted teaching forms during the spring semester 2021

How to prepare your participation in online based education

How to prepare your participation in online based education

  • Course structure

    The course is offered spring and autumn semesters.

    Study pace: Full time studies, 100%.

    The course consists of two modules:

    • Early Childhood Educational Perspective on Science and Education for Sustainability and
    • Subject Learning and Teaching on Science and Education for Sustainability.

     

    Modules

    The following topics are covered in the course module Early Childhood Educational Perspective on Science and Education for Sustainability (8 credits):

    • scientific exploration in preschools using project-based work, aesthetic forms of expression and outdoor teaching activities;
    • sustainable development from the perspective of early childhood education;
    • the teaching environment and the significance of materials for children’s scientific exploration and meaning-making;
    • pedagogical documentation as a tool for highlighting children’s thoughts and ideas about scientific phenomena and sustainable development;
    • communicating science and sustainability by means of aesthetic expressions, play and digital tools.

    The following topics are covered in the course module Subject Learning and Teaching on Science and Education for Sustainability (4 credits):

    • basic scientific and technological terminology, models and theories, with a special focus on ecology, natural cycles and sustainable development;
    • basic terminology concerning chemical processes and physical phenomena;
    • learning for sustainable development and different forms of participation;
    • outdoor didactic approaches with focus on science.

    Teaching format

    Instruction is given in the form of lectures, seminars, supervision sessions, laboratory work, and excursions, as well as via the learning and collaboration platform Athena.

    Specified teaching sessions are mandatory. Absence must be compensated for as described in the study guide.

    Study Guide

    The Study Guide for the course will be published at the latest one month prior to the course start.

    Study Guide UB313F ECE focusing on Science and Education for Sustainability Spring 2021 (410 Kb)

    Study Guide UB313F ECE focusing on Science and Education for Sustainability_autumn_2020_20200703_ (412 Kb)

    Assessment

    Forms of examination

    • The course module Early Childhood Educational Perspective on Science and Education for Sustainability is examined on the basis of an individual paper focusing (grading A-F) and an oral group presentation (grading G-U).
    • The course module Subject learning and teaching in Science and Education for Sustainability is examined on the basis of an individual reflection on seminars (grading G-U).

    In order to pass the course, students must at least receive grade E or G on all examinations, complete all assignments as per the course description (study guide) and complete all obligatory attendance.

    For details and deadlines regarding examinations please see the study guide for the relevant semester.

    Next opportunity for re-examination

    The next opportunity for re-examination is April 5th until April 14th 2021.

    The assignment is handed in via the course page in Athena in the re-examination folder under resources.

    Students that were enrolled before the spring semester 2021 need to email the course administrator at the latest Novembe March 29th to sign up. This is necessary in order to get access to the Athena page in time for the re-examination.

     

    Examiner

    Autumn semester 2020 and spring semester 2021: Emilie Moberg

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.

    The course is offered the following periods

    • Autumn semester 2020 August 31th until October 16th. 
    • Schedule autumn semester 2020 Please note that the schedule is preliminary until one month prior to the course start.
    • Spring semester 2021 January 18th until March 8th
    • Schedule spring semester 2021 Please note that the schedule is preliminary until one month prior to the course start.
    • Autumn semester 2021 August 30th until October 15th
    • Schedule autumn semester 2021 (to be updated at the latest one month prior to the course start).

     

     

     

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    The course literature will be published at the latest two months prior to the course start.

  • More information

    Combine courses to study a full semester

    Please note that it is possible to combine with the two following courses in order to study a full semester (30 ECTS) focusing on science, technology, education for sustainable development, mathematics and explorative learning in the context of early childhood education.

    Early Childhood Education: Explorative Learning, 6 credits (ECTS)

    Early Childhood Education Focusing on Mathematics and Technology, 12 credits (ECTS)

    How to apply

    Application - a Step by Step Guide

    It is important that you docucment your eligibility and language proficiency in your application. You can find more information at universityadmissions.se:

    Documenting eligibility

    Documenting English proficiency

    Understanding Bachelor's level requirements

    Exchange students

    Please note that exchange students apply according to a separate routine.

    International freemover students

    International students create an account and submit an online application via the central Swedish application site: www.universityadmissions.se

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    Directions

    Please note that the lectures/seminars will take place at serveral different areas of the Stockholm University campus. Please take the time to check directions before the lectures.

    In most cases you have lectures at the Department of Child and Youth Studies. See directions to the Department of Child and Youth Studies.

    You will also have a few lectures at the Department of Mathematics and Science Education.
    See directions to the Department of Mathematics and Science Education

  • Meet us

    Meet our students

    My experiences as an exchange student at the Department of Child and Youth Studies

    The exchange student Deborah Suter from Switzerland was studying courses in Early Childhood Education during fall semester 2018 at The Department of Child and Youth Studies. Read about her experiences.

    Deborah Suter sitting on a small bridge. Photo: Deborah Suter.
    Photo: Deborah Suter.

    Read the whole travel report

  • Contact

    If you have questions regarding the content of the course please contact the teacher responsible for the course.

    If you have administrative questions regarding admissions, registration, registration of grades, the learning and collaboration platform Athena etc. please contact the course administrator.

    Course leder and examiner: Emilie Moberg, email: emilie.moberg@buv.su.se

    Course administrator: Malin Håkansson, e-mail: malin.hakansson@buv.su.se