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Trimester 1 Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)*, Warrnambool*
|Cohort rule:||(For students enrolled in courses E420 or E421 only)|
|Unit chair:||H Sukkar|
The Early Childhood Course at Burwood (City Program) requires the students to attend on a weekly basis i.e. Full-time students attend on a Thursday and Friday throughout the trimester, and Part-time students attend on a Friday throughout the trimester. The students undertaking the Rural Program out of Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Warrnambool undertake the majority of their studies via Cloud (online) but attend Intensives 3 times a trimester for 2 days (Full-time students) and 1 day (Part-time students).
* Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Warrnambool offered in intensive mode
This unit pertains to the development of student knowledge relating to the multiple collaborative roles of early childhood educators in conjunction with colleagues, allied professionals and parents. Communicative and consultative skills are addressed through the various responsibilities of early childhood educators including teaching, consultancy, child advocacy and the development of family partnerships. Attention will also be drawn to the range of communicative interactions that can promote or detract from effective interpersonal communication.
Two assessments of equal weighting:
Task 1: Students will complete inquiry based tasks requiring an exploration of current literature and a reflection on the contemporary role of professional partnerships or professional community networks in early childhood education. This will be further explored by their interviewing and reporting on the views of three colleagues working in this area. (50%)
Task 2: Students will complete a literature review on proficient communication skills. This knowledge will be applied in a relevant early childhood education scenario for example, the development of an in-service presentation for colleagues on child advocacy or working with parents where a child has developmental issues. (50%).
Assessment will total 4000 words or equivalent.
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