EF Certificate in Child Development
Are you adapting to the transition from Small Stars to Bright Sparks, from teaching just language skills to developing the whole child?
EF's course in Child Development will help you to:
Get better at assessing and addressing the needs of your Bright Sparks students?
Gain a better understanding of how the BS courses are designed to develop your learners?
Talk more knowledgably about child development with other staff members?
Course duration: 6 weeks
Group size: Up to 20 participants
Delivery: Online via Motivis
Certification: 20hr EF teacher training certificate
Assessment: Reflective journal and interview with tutor
By the end of this course you will be better able to do the following:
"The Whole-Child-Development course did help me a lot. The guidance helps me to understand and support each individual child's development pathway. We often find it challenging to measure how effectively children are learning. Characteristics of Effective Learning guidance shows three areas to us: playing and exploring; active learning; creating and thinking critically. For me, the most challenging area is the last one which I need to focus on in the future. Helping my students to create and think critically." Yvonne Cai (GZ6)
"After learning this course - WCD, I think my teaching and feedback ability has improved. First of all, my focus in teaching is not only on academic performance but also the cognitive development. This class can systematically summarize students' cognitive ability, which helps me to deal with classroom interaction, especially in writing and interaction that requires movement. Secondly, in terms of TPU or PTC feedback, it provides more ideas and gives more comprehensive and in-depth feedback to parents. Parental satisfaction also increased."Murphy Zhu
"After learning the Whole-Child Development course, I became more confident in teaching very young learners. Throughout the course, I gained knowledge about younger learners’ developmental milestones. I thought about younger students’ abilities and needs when I planned my lessons; I observed students’ reactions and reflected on my teaching afterward. I adapted my activities to challenge my students' abilities. Because of this course, I gained further insight and strengthened my ability to help my Bright Sparks students develop and practice their thinking, logic, and communication skills." Joyna Long