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ECE761 - Early Childhood Pedagogy, Curricula and Programmes

Unit details

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2014 unit information

Offering information:

* Waurn Ponds (Geelong) offered in intensive mode

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1 2014 Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:A Morrissey



Must be enrolled in course E760

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Burwood (Melbourne): 1 x 2 hour weekly seminar, 1 x 1 hour seminar.

Waurn Ponds (Geelong): 3 x 3 hour intensives, Cloud (online) Learning.


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


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.

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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