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*Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Warrnambool offered in intensive mode.
Trimester 2 Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)*, Warrnambool*
|Cohort rule:||(For students enrolled in courses E420 and E421 only)|
|Unit chair:||L Laskey|
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).
In this unit, students will be introduced to relevant legislation, policies and practices essential to securing children's safety, with children's rights and professional ethics forming a conceptual framework. Child maltreatment and child protection will provide a major focus together with appropriate responses via policies, ethical practices, statutory requirements and preventive curriculum work. Attendant professional roles and obligations will be considered. Key topics include:
Assessment 1: Response to Ethics, safety and children's rights, 40%; (1750 words)
Assessment 2: Case Studies, 50%; (2000 words)
Assessment 3: Participation, 10% (250 words)
Briggs, F and Hawkins, R.1997, Child Protection , A guide for teachers and childcare professionals, Sydney: Allen and Unwin.
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