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ECE115 - Foundations of Early Childhood Education: Past and Present

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool

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

Liz Rouse




Students must be enrolled in course E330

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Burwood: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week, 1 x 1 hour of CloudDeakin per week.

Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool: Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students are also required to attend 3 x 3 hour intensives.


During this Unit, students will undertake a journey of understanding, critically evaluating the ongoing development of early childhood education in Australia. Some international developments will also be appraised. This will enable students to develop comprehensive knowledge about the principles of practice embedded within legislative, regulatory practices and curriculum documents. Students will be able to critique and discuss these in relation to contemporary contexts of learning and teaching and society.


Task 1 - Literature Critque, 400 words, 10%

Task 2 - Flow Chart, 1600 words, 40%

Task 3 - Critical Analysis and Reflection, 2400 words, 60%

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