ECP091 - The ELECT and How Does Learning Happen

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Subject Title
The ELECT and How Does Learning Happen

Subject Description

The workshop explores the Early Learning for Every Child Today document. This document was produced by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services for curriculum planning application in early childhood education programs. As well the How Does Learning Happen? Ontario Pedagogy for Early Years document will be introduced. This document is produced through the Ministry of Education to support programs for early years.

Credit Status
At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance
NOTE:  For participants who wish to use this workshop as part of their CPL portfolio, please consult with the CECE to verify it is applicable to the CPL requirements.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Analyze the ELECT document and the rationale for its development and application
  2. Apply the ELECT to a variety of curriculum planning formats for all age groups
  3. Analyze the How Does Learning Happen Ontario Pedagogy for the Early Years document
  4. Utilize the How Does Learning Happen document to develop programming for early years programs
  5. Review a variety of formats for objective observation and documentation
  6. Utilize observation to assess a child’s development in all domains and plan curriculum that inculdes both the ELECT and How Does Learning Happen documents.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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Topic Outline

  1. E.L.E.C.T document
  2. Objective observation and assessment of children’ development
  3. Curriculum planning based on observations and assessments
  4. THe How Does Leaning Happen? Ontario Pedagogy for the Early Years

Mode of Instruction
This workshop will use a variety of methods including personal experiences, hand outs, discussion, question and answer.

Prescribed Texts
Hand outs

Reference Material
ELECT document:
How Does Learning Happen? document:

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Approved by: Sandra Noble