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ECE761 - Early Childhood Pedagogy, Curricula and Programmes

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Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:A Morrissey

Must be enrolled in course E760

Contact hours:

3 hours per week or equivalent


Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


Students will examine past and present early childhood theorists and contexts to determine the manner and extent to which ideas about childhood, children and teaching have been influential in shaping the practice of early childhood educators. The unit investigates the ways in which children’s prior experiences shapes their interactions with their environments; it outlines the key characteristics of creative environments; and it provides opportunities for students to work with diverse media and materials in the construction of creative and rich learning environments.


Task 1 50% Critical reflection on a curriculum model.

Task 2 50% Planning and evaluation of a learning environment.


Hurdle Task 1 - Reflection on outdoor learning environments and participation in CloudDeakin discussion.


Hurdle Task 2 -

Option A: Attendance at a Gowrie 'Theory into Practice' Session 

Option B: Infant/Toddler Environmental Checklist

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.

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