Students choose an age group at childcare (1 years old, two year olds, etc.) and prepare information about this age group. They will research and use their experiences from work practice to prepare a presentation about what is typical Norwegian for children in their chosen age group.
The teacher then prepares what it typical English or if their is any opportunity to cooperate with a college in the UK then students there can prepare their own short talks about what is typically British. In this way students develop the possibility to compare and contrast childcare and child raising in the UK and Norway.
In addition to various age groups it may be of particular interest for some students to work on the following topics:
1. Outdoor activities – What are typical outdoor activities for children of different age groups?
2. Children and sport – How is sport for children in Norway organised? By whom? What rules are there for sport & competition with children in Norway?
3. Children and culture – what are typical opportunities for children in Norway in terms of culture (libraries, plays, museums etc.)
4. Family patterns – who do children typically live with and spend time with? How has this changed in the last 40 years?
Where do children of this age spend their days and with whom? What costs are associated with this?
· A description of a typical day/week for a child of this age.
· What are typical activities/methods of working with children of this age to develop:
§ Language skills
§ Fine motor skills
§ Gross motor skills
§ Social skills
· What kind of food do children of this age eat? What is a typical:
§ Breakfast – what and when?
§ Lunch – what and when?
§ Dinner – what and when?
§ Snacks – what and when?
· What are some typical outdoor activities for a child of this age? How do they dress for these activities?
Researching these questions can be a cooperation with teachers in Yrkesutøvelse and English.
You should prepare a presentation and be ready for some short questions and discussion after your presentation. It is a good idea to use pictures as examples and to support you in your explanations. Your talk should be approximately 5 minutes and must be no shorter than 3 minutes.