ECE405 - Inquiry Into Social and Cultural Development
|Year||2016 unit information|
To enrol in this unit, please contact Student Services team
Final year of offer 2016
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)*, Warrnambool*
|Cohort rule:||(For students enrolled in courses E420 or E421 only)|
Burwood: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week
Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool: 3 x 3 hour intensives
Learning experiences are also via CloudDeakin.
This unit explores the development of young children's social and cultural understandings through engagement with contemporary theory, policy and practices. Pedagogical approaches which position young children as active and inquiring local and global citizens will frame this unit. Topics include diverse socio-cultural identities; sustainable relationships (individuals, families, community and the environment); changing communication and representations due to technology and globalisation.
Two assessments of equal weighting:
Task 1: Portfolio. Students design and undertake small inquiry-based tasks that draw on both the current literature in social and cultural development and on their experiences of early childhood settings (50%).
Task 2: Students will complete an individual or group PowerPoint (or similar) presentation which displays and communicates the findings from task one, together with an application of a sample program topic (e.g. relationships/environment/community) (50%).
Assessment will total 4000 words or equivalent.