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ECE360 - Protective Education and Child Well-Being

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:

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

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool

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

Trimester 1: Nicole Downes

Trimester 3: Nicole Downes

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Students must be enrolled in course E330

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Burwood: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week, learning experiences are also via CloudDeakin

Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool: Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students are also required to attend 3 full days of intensive workshops

Content

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:

  • Children's rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child;
  • Australian Early Childhood Association's Code of Ethics: professional implications;
  • Child maltreatment and its impact on child development, e.g. trauma  and learning;
  • Professional and legal responsibilities for notification and support;
  • Types of child maltreatment, their dynamics, and availability of community resources;
  • Indicators of the various types of child abuse; supportive handling of disclosures of abuse, responding appropriately via child abuse prevention; policy, protocols and personal safety teaching.

Assessment

Response to scenarios (take home test), 40%, 1600 words

Response to case study scenario, 50%, 2000 words

Online/in class response to 5 weekly readings, 10%, 400 words

Unit Fee Information

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