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|Offered at:||(B) (G,X-WEXP) (W,X-WEXP)|
|Cohort rule:||(For students enrolled in courses E420 or E421 only)|
|Unit chair:||J Moles|
|Contact hours:||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 Geelong and Warrnambool undertake the majority of their studies off-campus but attend Intensives 3 times a trimester for 2 days (Full-time students) and 1 day (Part-time students).|
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.
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.