- Study at Deakin
- Life at Deakin
- Industry and community
- About Deakin
Trimester 2 Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)*, Warrnambool*
(For students enrolled in courses E420 or E421 only)
|Unit chair:||L Wishart|
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).
* Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Warrnambool offered in intensive mode
The unit provides an overview of the theories of development in early childhood, with an emphasis on physical development and the significant influences on development, health and well-being at this stage of the life span. The unit is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to examine theory and practices and apply these to programs that enhance safety, health and development in early childhood. In developing the programs students will critically explore community, social and cultural matters that impact on early childhood education.
Two assessments: 40%, 60%
Task 1: Portfolio. Students undertake small inquiry-based tasks that can inform knowledge about teaching and management in pre-school institutions (40%).
Task 2: Program development and presentation. The task will consist of two sections. Section one will require research into the significant developmental and environmental factors that enhance early childhood health and physical development in a formal early childhood learning environment. The second section of the task is the development of a program or unit of work with teaching and learning strategies. Students will deliver a presentation on a selected topic negotiated with the lecturer. The program will be presented to peers (60%).
Assessment will total 4000 words or equivalent.
Unit Fee Information
Unit fee information available soon